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Tag Archives: Wales
The first half of October has been dominated by high pressure, giving a warm, dry, sunny start to October across the UK. The month started with some weather fronts crossing the UK bringing rain in places. However the mid month … Continue reading
While July has seen a good deal of dry and bright weather, we’ve also seen a few periods of heavy rainfall. Whether through intense thundery downpours or prolonged periods of rain such as seen in southern parts of the UK … Continue reading
On Saturday we saw a number of heavy rain showers group together in what’s known as a ‘squall line’ – a narrow band of thunderstorms, intense rain, hail, and frequent lightning accompanied by brief but very strong gusts of wind … Continue reading
Provisional Met Office early June figures suggest that it has been drier than average and slightly sunnier than usual so far this month. Rainfall for the UK from 1-26 June was 37.8 mm. At this stage we would expect to … Continue reading
After the wettest April on record in 2012, provisional full-month Met Office figures show this April has been slightly drier than average in the UK. Rainfall throughout the UK was 64 mm this year, compared to the 1981-2010 average of … Continue reading
As forecast, many areas of the UK have had heavy snowfall today, particularly in Wales and the south and west of England. The heaviest snowfall so far has been in Wales, where a red warning is currently in place. Sennybridge … Continue reading
Provisional figures from the Met Office from 1 January to 26 December 2012 show that some parts of the UK have already had their wettest year on record. New records have been set in England (1095.8 mm), northern England (1253 … Continue reading
This summer started with the wettest June in the UK in the national records which go back to 1910 and was followed up by a wetter than average July (16th wettest), so are we set for the wettest summer on … Continue reading
It has been reported that this weekend’s weather is a once-in-50 year occurrence. In reality, last week’s weather was much more significant with winds recorded up to 84 mph and rainfall of 127 mm in parts of Wales. Although we are in … Continue reading