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Tag Archives: sunshine
Weather Statistics for September
Looking back at September as a whole it turned out to be a fairly average month, although there were a few notable events. For the first time in 4 years we saw temperatures reach 30 degrees and a few long … Continue reading
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Spring 2020: the sunniest on record in the UK
The UK has recorded the sunniest spring since records began in 1929. Since that time there have been only nine UK springs recording more than 500 hours of sunshine, with the previous sunniest being 555.3 hours in 1948. However, up … Continue reading
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Will summer be a washout or a scorcher?
The Met Office has recently released its contingency planners’ outlook covering the period for June, July and August, with some sources suggesting this is predicting a summer heatwave. But what does this early look at what might be in store … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged England, forecast, heatwave, Met Office, statistics, summer, summer weather, sunshine, temperature, weather forecast 2 Comments
Atlantic depressions bring above-average rain for some
During the first half of the month, a succession of low-pressure systems tracking close to the UK brought rain to most places as fronts swept from west to east. After a cool, showery interlude around mid-month, a more autumnal pattern … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged rainfall, September, sunshine, temperatures, weather statistics 4 Comments
Jet stream brings cool and changeable start to August
After an unsettled and cool end to July, August has continued in a similar vein. Many places have been showery and cool so far, with a southward-shifted jet stream to blame. This has directed areas of low pressure, which normally … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged August 2017, rain, sunshine, weather statistics, wind 1 Comment
What is causing my hay fever?
It’s that time of year again when grass pollen is in the air across the UK. For many people this brings all the symptoms of hay fever: runny nose, itchy eyes, and sneezing. The NHS says hay fever is one … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged asthma, grass pollen, hay fever, Met Office, Pollen, summer, sunshine, tree pollen, weather forecast, weed pollen 1 Comment
Measuring the hot spell of June 2017
The last week has seen high temperatures across large parts of England and Wales in what has been the longest continuous hot spell in June since the hot, dry summer of 1976. Temperatures of 30°C or more were recorded somewhere … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged forecast, heatwave, hot weather, June temperature, June temperature record, Met Office, record breaking, summer, sunshine, temperature 1 Comment
Early April statistics
Early provisional statistics for April (1st-26th) show that overall it has also been a sunny and warm month so far compared to the long-term 1981-2010 average. Following on from the mid-month statistics, Middlesex remains the driest historical county with 2.7mm … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged dry, England, forecast, Met Office, rain, rainfall, record, spring, sunshine, temperature, weather, weather forecast, weather forecasting, wet 6 Comments
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged april, dry, rainfall, statistics, sunshine, temperature 3 Comments
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged dry, March, Met Office, mild, rain, rainfall, spring, statistics, sunshine, temperature, UK, weather, weather forecast, weather forecasting, wet, wind 1 Comment
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