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Early April remains dry but some rain is on the horizon

Preliminary mid-month statistics for April show the recent pattern of dry conditions has continued, particularly in the south, as high pressure has so far dominated the weather this month. All regions in the UK, except northern Scotland, have so far … Continue reading

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One of the mildest March’s for the South East

Provisional full-month statistics show that East Anglia and South East & Central Southern England have had their equal mildest March since records began in 1910, and for the UK as a whole it was provisionally the 5th equal warmest March … Continue reading

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The weather has given us all a dry January

The UK has had its own Dry January, as most parts have experienced lower than average rainfall during the month. Provisional January 2017 data Mean temp (°C) Sunshine (hours) Rainfall (mm)   Actual Diff to avg Actual % of avg … Continue reading

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Autumn and November 2016 statistics

We’ve seen a wide variety of weather this autumn from the warmest day of the year to snow; although early statistics (1 September – 30 November) show overall has been a fairly average season. Despite September proving to be the … Continue reading

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Winter Outlook for December 2016 to February 2017

Today the Met Office has released its long-range outlook for December 2016 to February 2017, highlighting the risk of a cold start to the winter for the UK. Latest observations from around the globe and long-range weather prediction systems suggest … Continue reading

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Will summer be a washout or a scorcher?

Summer is a time when many look forward to enjoying the great outdoors, but all too often the British weather can, quite literally, dampen our spirits. The Met Office has just released its contingency planners’ outlook covering the period for … Continue reading

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Despite the cold weather April has been an average month

Provisional early figures for April 2016 (1st – 27th) show that so far, despite the chilly temperatures and snow seen by many, the month has been around normal with rainfall at 96% of average, sunshine 94% of average and the … Continue reading

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A chilly and wet start to March for some

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

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Reporting the weather across the UK

December 2015 was the wettest calendar month for the UK in a series of monthly weather records stretching back to 1910. But why does the Met Office state 1910 when listing records, especially when some records existed well before that … Continue reading

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Record breaking December rainfall

This is has already been a record breaking month for rainfall in some parts of the UK, with exceptional amounts of rain falling onto already saturated ground. The very wet Boxing Day in parts of north Wales and northwest England … Continue reading

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