Tag Archives: Temperature record

How are temperature records measured?

At the Met Office we maintain the UK’s climate records and these are used to monitor our climate at a national and regional level. To ensure consistency, weather records are only used from weather observation sites with calibrated, standard instruments … Continue reading

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Definitely May-be an average month

After a particularly cold and wet start, followed by a dry and exceptionally warm spell, May could be seen as anything but average. However, the early monthly figures tell a different story – statistics from 1st to 28th of the … Continue reading

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Are we really having ‘topsy-turvy’ weather?

There have been many media reports on the UK’s ‘barmy’ and ‘topsy-turvy’ weather over the past few weeks, with front pages warning of  an ‘arctic blast’ and ‘mini ice age’ to come. But is the weather we’ve been having really that … Continue reading

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How are weather temperature records broken?

At the Met Office we report weather extremes, such as the maximum monthly temperatures, as well as long-term weather averages. This post is in response to questions posed by our Twitter followers, who have been asking how maximum temperatures are measured … Continue reading

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