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Tag Archives: Wales
Warm, dry, sunny start to October
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged cold, dry, Fog, forecast, frost, Met Office, Northern Ireland, rainfall, statistics, sunshine, temperature, Wales, weather forecast, wind 2 Comments
Are we set for record July rainfall?
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2015, England, july, Met Office, Northern Ireland, rain, rainfall, record, Scotland, summer, UK, Wales, weather, wet, wettest 4 Comments
Saturday’s squally weather and reports of tornadoes
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
June set to be slightly drier and sunnier than average
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged East Sussex, England, flaming June, Herstmonceux, june, June weather, Magilligan, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales 2 Comments
April drier and colder than average
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2013, april, cold, dry, England, Met Office, Northern Ireland, Scotland, statistics, UK, Wales, weather 5 Comments
Updated: Latest snow depths Friday 18 January
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged powys, severe weather, snow, snowfall, uk snow, Wales, warning, weather Comments Off on Updated: Latest snow depths Friday 18 January
How wet has 2012 been? Is it a record breaker?
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged East Anglia, England, Met Office, Midlands, Northern Ireland, rainfall, record breaker, record rainfall, Scotland, Wales, wettest year on record 11 Comments
Is it the wettest UK summer on record?
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged England, july, june, Met Office, Northern Ireland, rain, rainfall, record, Scotland, summer, Wales, wet, wettest, worst 4 Comments
Another wet and windy June weekend
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged England, gales, heavy rain, Met Office, Midlands, Northern Ireland, rain, severe weather warning, South East England, Wales, weather Comments Off on Another wet and windy June weekend
More wet weather to come
The UK has seen some exceptionally wet weather over the past week and there is more rain to come this week Severe Weather Warnings are in place today for parts of the south of England, with up to 80 mm … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media Tagged England, flooding, Met Office, rain, severe weather, Wales, weather Comments Off on More wet weather to come
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