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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
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
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
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
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
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
More summer-like weather will return to the UK with conditions and temperatures due to improve as we head into the weekend. This will come as welcome news to many after a spell of disappointing weather over the past few days … Continue reading
While July has seen a good deal of dry and bright weather, we’ve also seen a few periods of heavy rainfall. Whether through intense thundery downpours or prolonged periods of rain such as seen in southern parts of the UK … Continue reading
As many of us plan to head off on holiday, heavy rain and strengthening winds cross southern England today (Friday), persisting overnight in the east, before clearing on Saturday morning. A Yellow warning has been issued for southeast England and … Continue reading