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Tag Archives: thunderstorms
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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Contrasting weather for Europe this weekend
A developing area of low pressure across central Europe will bring a spell of very unsettled weather across the Alps to the Baltic over the next couple of days, but also introduce increasingly hot conditions to southeast Europe. Warm and … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged European weather, flooding, gales, Heat, heavy rain, strong winds, sunshine, temperatures, thunderstorms 3 Comments
Very warm with some showers for Ten Tors
Thousands of young people will head to Dartmoor to take on the Ten Tors Challenge, which starts at 7am on Saturday. There are three different course lengths, of 35, 45 and 55 miles depending on age and ability with 400 … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged army, challenge, dartmoor, Met Office, military, spring, sunny, sunshine, ten tors, thunderstorms, walking, warm 1 Comment
Late-season tropical cyclone Zena in the South Pacific
Over the last few hours Tropical Cyclone Zena has formed across the northern islands of Vanuatu in the south-west Pacific . This is a late-season storm, with the southern hemisphere season typically tailing off in April. As we said in … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Fiji Meteorological Service, heavy rain, Met Office, strong winds, thunderstorms, Tropical Cyclone Zena, Vanuatu Comments Off on Late-season tropical cyclone Zena in the South Pacific
World weather this week
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Africa, Europe, flash flooding, heavy rain, middle east, temperature, thunderstorms, world weather Comments Off on World weather this week
Rain or shine this weekend?
You may have heard that this weekend could be cloudy and wet…or sunny and dry, that’s because as with other weekends this summer there has been some uncertainty in the forecast. After a mixed week of some sunshine, rain and … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Environment Agency, flooding, forecast, heavy rain, hot, humid, Met Office, National Severe Weather Warning Service, NRW, rain, SEPA, summer, temperature, thunderstorms, UK, weather Comments Off on Rain or shine this weekend?
Summer downpours on the way
The weather forecast for later this week is presenting a challenge for our meteorologists. All the ingredients are present to produce significant rainfall on Thursday and Friday, but complex interactions in the atmosphere make it difficult to say with certainty … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged flooding, hail, heavy rain, humidity, Lightning, Met Office, National Severe Weather Warning Service, rainfall, Storm, summer, summer downpours, thunderstorms, wet Comments Off on Summer downpours on the way
One metre of rain to fall in the Bay of Bengal
Parts of the Ganges Delta have already seen over 240mm of rain in just 24 hours and coastal areas to the north of the Bay of Bengal are expected to receive over 1000mm over the coming 48 to 72 hours. … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Bangladesh, Bay of Bengal, china, flooding, France, hail, indian, monsoon, Pakistan, rainfall, South Asia, Spain, thunderstorms, tropical storm, Vietnam, wildfires, wind 3 Comments
Hotter weather for the start of July
The weather is showing signs of heating up next week for the start of the Wimbledon fortnight. In contrast to June so far, which has seen temperatures often near or just below normal, next week could see a real change … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged heat wave, heatwave, hot, sunny, thunderstorms, Wimbledon 15 Comments
Thunderstorms bring intense rainfall to parts of England
This morning has seen some intense downpours across parts of south east England. They developed across parts of East Anglia in the early hours of the morning, with further areas of heavy showers across Sussex, Surrey, Kent and the south … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged flood, flooding, hail, july, Kent, Lightning, London, Met Office, suffolk, summer, surrey, sussex, thunderstorms, torrential, weather 2 Comments
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