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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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Climate of the United Kingdom, may, Met Office, rain, record, Scotland, temperature, Temperature record, weather, weather statistics Comments Off on Definitely May-be an average month
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
Posted in Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged artic blast, Met Office, snow, Temperature record, weather Comments Off on Are we really having ‘topsy-turvy’ weather?