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Tag Archives: warmest
State of the UK climate 2014
Our climate in the UK is changing and therefore it is essential that we record those changes accurately. The foundation for this monitoring comes from our extensive network of meteorological observations. The Met Office National Climate Information Centre is responsible … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2014, extremes, Met Office, observations, statistics, trends, UK, UK Climate, variations, warmest, weather, weather summary, wettest 20 Comments
First half of July is… average?
With the recent run of generally fine, dry and warm weather you’d be forgiven for thinking this July so far would be anything but average – but the statistics tell a different story. The UK mean temperature for 1-16 of … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged june, Met Office, rainfall, record, statistics, summer, temperature, UK, warmest, weather, weather forecast 2 Comments
Early figures suggest one of the warmest Junes on record
Early statistics from the Met Office National Climate Information Centre show that this has been one of the warmest Junes in records dating back to 1910. Based on figures up until 25 June the mean temperature for the UK for … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged june, Met Office, rainfall, record, summer, temperature, warmest, weather 5 Comments
October 2013 one of the top ten warmest
Provisional Met Office statistics for October show it was one of the warmest in the national record dating back to 1910. The mean temperature for the UK is 11.2 °C, which is 1.7 °C above the long-term (1981-2010) average. This … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged mild, October 2013, record breaking, warmest, wettest 1 Comment
October set for top ten warmest
5 November 2013 Update – The full month figures are available in our latest blog Early statistics for October up to the 28th of the month suggest this October is likely to be one of the warmest in records dating … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged dullest, figures, mild, october, records, statistics, warm, warmest, wet, windy 8 Comments
Where’s the hottest place on Earth?
For 90 years the location of the hottest recorded temperature on Earth has been firmly fixed as El Azizia in Libya – which recorded a scorching 58 °C (136.4 °F) on this very day in 1922. It has always been a … Continue reading
Why does it always rain on the UK?
After the wettest April in records dating back to 1910 and an unsettled start to May, parts of the UK are set to see more heavy rain today and tomorrow. With all the wet weather, many people have been asking … Continue reading
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