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This week many places have seen the type of weather you may usually associate with winter than late April, with wintry showers observed as far south as southern counties of England. However, snow at this time of year is not … Continue reading
After a cool few days, temperatures will recover through the middle part of this week, before turning cooler again by the weekend. The cool spell we saw during the weekend just gone, and the colder conditions expected at the end … Continue reading
The statistics for 1-15 March show that temperatures across England were generally below average, by more than 2 °C for eastern parts. Continue reading
After the recent wet and windy weather we now have a period of calmer weather due to an area of high pressure that is pushing in from Scandinavia. Through today (Friday) and into the weekend a frontal system will bring … Continue reading
Our atmospheric scientists are predicting a dramatic change in high altitude winds 50km above the ground and the imminent occurrence of an event known as a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) in early March. Professor Adam Scaife, Head of Monthly to … Continue reading
UPDATE: YOU CAN SEE AN UPDATED STORY ON APRIL’S WEATHER ON OUR WEBSITE. The early April figures (1st – 28th April) show it was a sunny and warm month over all, with well above average sunshine almost everywhere. At the moment … Continue reading
Early statistics up to the 15th of April show that month so far has been generally settled and warm, with limited rainfall in most areas. The mean temperature for the UK was 8.2C, which is 0.8C above the long-term (1981-2010) … Continue reading
Following the sunniest winter in records dating back to 1929, March has continued the trend with above average sunshine hours according to early Met Office statistics. Up to the 29th of the month, there had been 115.0 hours of sunshine … Continue reading
Early statistics from the Met Office National Climate Information Centre show that this has been one of the warmest springs in records dating back to 1910. Based on figures up until 28 May and then assuming average conditions to the … Continue reading