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There has been some suggestion that this May could be the hottest ever recorded in the UK. However, unfortunately, it really is still too early to be sure about the final figures. The mid month UK statistics (1-15 May 2016) show, … Continue reading
There are headlines in the media today suggesting the UK is in for a “hotter than usual summer”. This prediction seems to have been based on the latest Met Office three month outlook for contingency planners. As we’ve discussed previously, … Continue reading
After a chilly end to April with snow and frosts, May has got off to a warmer start, and temperatures are forecast to climb further through the weekend with further sunshine. The rise in temperatures is a result of a … Continue reading
Provisional early figures for April 2016 (1st – 27th) show that so far, despite the chilly temperatures and snow seen by many, the month has been around normal with rainfall at 96% of average, sunshine 94% of average and the … Continue reading
As the UK prepares for unseasonably cold weather, elsewhere around the globe we are seeing heatwaves, droughts, tropical storms and rainfall. A very warm air mass across the Pacific Northwest of North America has built a ridge of high pressure … Continue reading
After a cool few days, temperatures will recover through the middle part of this week, before turning cooler again by the weekend. The cool spell we saw during the weekend just gone, and the colder conditions expected at the end … Continue reading
After the recent wet and windy weather we now have a period of calmer weather due to an area of high pressure that is pushing in from Scandinavia. Through today (Friday) and into the weekend a frontal system will bring … Continue reading
Here’s a quick snapshot of interesting or unusual weather around the world this week: Middle East Over parts of the United Arab Emirates and Oman heavy rain and thunderstorms were reported last night and are expected to continue over the … Continue reading
UPDATED 17/02/2016 A frontal system interacting with cold air across the UK will bring a risk of wintry weather further south over the next 24 hours or so, with rain, sleet and snow in the forecast for some parts and … Continue reading