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Early June 2016 statistics

June, the first month of summer meteorologically speaking, has so far delivered a range of weather with some sunny, warm days but also torrential, thundery downpours leading to localised flooding. Early figures up until 27 June 2016 reflect this mix … Continue reading

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Space Weather Centre one year old

The Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre (MOSWOC) has been operating for one year this month. Space Weather  can impact all our lives, in particular the technology which we rely on and it is the study of the Earth’s upper atmosphere … Continue reading

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Mixed bag for the start of June

It has been a very varied weather picture so far this month. It’s been dry and warm for the south east of the UK, with some places around London having received less than 5 mm of rainfall so far and … Continue reading

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‘Super tides’, the weather and coastal flood risk

UPDATED 27/02/2015 – this blog has been updated under the section ‘So what are ‘super tides” with the help of the National Oceanography Centre. In this joint blog from the Environment Agency and the Met Office, we look at the … Continue reading

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A very sunny winter on the cards

Early figures show that while this winter is on track for fairly average temperatures and rainfall, it could be among the sunniest in our UK record dating back to 1929. If we have average sunshine for the rest of February, … Continue reading

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Giant sun spot moves back into view

The Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre is closely monitoring what was the biggest sun spot in the current 11-year solar cycle as it rotates back onto the face of the Sun. When it last faced the Earth it was … Continue reading

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Space weather brings Northern Lights to UK

You may be lucky enough to get a glimpse of the northern lights in Scotland, and if you are really lucky in northern England and Northern Ireland, late Friday night into Saturday morning. The aurora borealis is caused as a … Continue reading

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The Met Office’s outlook for the UK summer 2014

There are headlines in the media today which suggest the Met Office is forecasting that this summer will be one of the hottest on record. However, the Met Office hasn’t issued a forecast along these lines. The news stories are … Continue reading

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First ‘Heat-Health’ alert of the summer

Parts of England have been put on Heat-Health alert as the hot temperatures continue into the weekend. Temperatures are expected to climb close to heatwave thresholds across the East Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber regions during Friday and Saturday, … Continue reading

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Update: Met Office keeping a close eye on space weather

Updated on 20th May 2013 The recent activity on the Sun has now decreased back to levels we would normally expect at this point in time, close to a maximum of the 11-year solar cycle. This follows a period where … Continue reading

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