Tag Archives: summer

North-south rainfall divide for July

The early July statistics (1st -28th) show a stark contrast in the UK between parts of the north and south as far as rainfall is concerned. St Catherine’s Point, on the Isle of Wight, recorded only 1.4 mm of rain, … 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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Is the weather going to be record breaking?

There has been some suggestion that this May could be the hottest ever recorded in the UK.  However, unfortunately, it really is still too early to be sure about the final figures.  The mid month UK statistics (1-15 May 2016) show, … Continue reading

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Is this summer going to be record breaking?

There are headlines in the media today suggesting the UK is in for a “hotter than usual summer”.  This prediction seems to have been based on the latest Met Office three month outlook for contingency planners. As we’ve discussed previously, … Continue reading

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How much does the weather influence what we put in our grocery basket?

What do you think determines what we buy when we go food shopping? Whilst the odd item may catch our eye and lead to one of those ‘impulse purchases’, British consumers can in some ways be rather predictable when it … Continue reading

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So what happened to our summer?

Our Chief Scientist Professor Dame Julia Slingo OBE FRS reflects on this summer’s weather and what has influenced it: No-one can deny that we have had a pretty disappointing summer with a lot of unsettled weather and only a few … Continue reading

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Rain or shine this weekend?

You may have heard that this weekend could be cloudy and wet…or sunny and dry, that’s because as with other weekends this summer there has been some uncertainty in the forecast. After a mixed week of some sunshine, rain and … Continue reading

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Summer downpours on the way

The weather forecast for later this week is presenting a challenge for our meteorologists. All the ingredients are present to produce significant rainfall on Thursday and Friday, but complex interactions in the atmosphere make it difficult to say with certainty … Continue reading

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Big waves and blustery winds for western coasts

A low pressure system off to the west of the UK is generating some big waves which are set to affect western coasts through today and Tuesday. Waves of between 2-4 metres (about 6-12ft) are expected through the peak of … Continue reading

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Wet and dull July

UPDATE: The figures below have now been updated to include data from the 1-31 July 2015. July 2015 was cool, dull and wet across the UK according to Met Office statistics for 1-31 July. The month began with a record-breaking … Continue reading

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