Tag Archives: Sun

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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Spring swing brings colder weather and snow

We’ve had some very mild conditions this week with welcome sunshine pushing temperatures into the high teens. However, in a classic spring swing, colder weather is on the way as we head into the weekend. By Saturday, we will see … Continue reading

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Infographic: 2012 weather review of the year

Hover over the image to link through to more detail on the UK weather in 2012.

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Warm and settled weather as Torch makes its way to Worcester

The weather will be dry and warm with sunny spells as the Torch Relay makes its way to Worcester on Thursday. Temperatures could reach as high as 25 ºC as the sun breaks its way through the cloud. This week’s settled … Continue reading

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How often does it snow in May?

Reports of snow showers in parts of the UK over the past 24 hours and the prospect of more on high ground tonight may seem a little out of context at this time of year, but is it unusual? Snowfall … Continue reading

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