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Tag Archives: thunder
How many days of thunder do we have in the UK?
The heatwave ended with a bang for many of us earlier this week as thunderstorms hit the UK after several weeks of record-breaking hot and dry weather. According to the Met Office’s next generation lightning location system, there were 26,718 … Continue reading
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Record breaking September already beating summer months
The provisional mid-month statistics for September are in and clearly show the unseasonably warm weather the UK has been experiencing. In the first half of September the UK was on average warmer than June, July and August with a mean … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged hottest day, hottest day of the year so far, Hottest September, rain, September, thunder, warm, wet 5 Comments
A mixed June so far
So far in June there has been quite a variation in the weather we have seen. The start of the month brought some warm and sunny weather, especially in the west. However, more recently it has been rather more unsettled … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2016, flodding, hot, june, Met Office, rainfall, showers, temperatures, thunder, warm, wet 2 Comments
Becoming warmer this weekend
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged air quality, hot, Met Office, Pollen, Pollution, spring, sunny, sunshine, temperature, thunder, UK, UV, warm, weather, weather forecasting Comments Off on Becoming warmer this weekend
Highest temperatures and rainfall over the weekend
Over the past 24 hours the weather has delivered a mixture of hot sunshine, thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain as we highlighted earlier in the week. As expected, sunny skies and warm air being pushed northwards from the continent allowed … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Environment Agency, flood, flooding, hail, heavy rain, Lightning, Met Office, National Severe Weather Warning Service, Natural Resources Wales, rain, SEPA, severe weather, sunshine, temperature, thunder, weather, weather forecast, wet Comments Off on Highest temperatures and rainfall over the weekend
A brief spell of heat and thunderstorms
Southern parts of the UK can expect some very warm and humid conditions on Friday, along with an increasing risk of some heavy, thundery showers. Isolated thunderstorms are possible from Thursday, but they will become more likely and potentially more … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged flooding, hail, Lightning, Met Office, rain, Storm, thunder, Thunderstorm, warning 3 Comments
Summer returns but no heatwave
There have been some stories in the press that a heatwave is on the way later this week. Although we are expecting temperatures to rise over the coming days with some pleasant early summer weather, any very warm weather will … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged heatwave, heavy rain, Met Office, rain, rainfall, summer storm, thunder, weather forecast, wind 1 Comment
Lightning strikes and heavy rain over the weekend
Parts of the UK saw some very heavy downpours over the weekend, as thunderstorms caused disruption in some regions. Westonbirt in Gloucestershire saw the most rain with 79mm over the weekend, more than its July full-month average of 59.3mm. Within … Continue reading
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Rain totals for 19th July 2014
As forecast there were severe thunderstorms across the UK on the 19th July bringing heavy rain and gusty winds. See the tables below for the largest rain totals across the UK. Gloucestershire recorded the highest rainfall with 66mm between 6am … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged hail, heatwave, heavy rain, Lightning, rain, rainfall, severe weather, temperature, thunder, Thunderstorm, thunderstorms, weather forecast 3 Comments
With hot and humid weather could we see a ‘Spanish Plume’?
Over the next few days increasingly warm and humid air moving up from the continent will see UK temperatures on the rise, with the warmest days of the year so far expected. Temperatures in the south east of the country … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Lightning, Met Office, plume, spanish, spanish plume, thunder, Thunderstorm, thunderstorms, UK, weather 2 Comments
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