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Tag Archives: warning
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
Very strong winds recorded over northern parts of the UK
As forecast by the Met Office, a powerful low pressure system passed to the north of the UK in the early hours of this morning bringing exceptionally strong winds in places. Two low level stations recorded wind speeds of over … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged january, Met Office, Scotland, Storm, UK, warning, wind, Winter 4 Comments
Top UK wind speeds as Gonzalo’s remnants felt
TABLE UPDATED AT 11:50AM Many parts of the UK are seeing strong winds today as the remnants of ex-tropical storm Gonzalo pass over the north of the country. Below are the top ten strongest gusts of wind we have recorded … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged gale, gonzalo, gust, Met Office, Storm, UK, warning, weather, wind 2 Comments
Rain over the Bank Holiday Weekend, with more to come
The Bank Holiday weekend saw a good deal of dry and bright weather in places, but there was also heavy rainfall in some spots over the three days with some significant rainfall totals. Much of England and Wales had a … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Bank Holiday, downpour, forecast, Met Office, rainfall, warning, weather 1 Comment
The worst storm in years?
Various articles in the news today said that the weather over the weekend was the worst storm to hit the UK in years, and that there is more to come this week. There was indeed a very deep area of low … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged Atlantic, depression, gust, Low-pressure area, Scotland, severe weather, Storm, warning, weather, weather bomb, wind 1 Comment
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
Rainfall totals update
The table below shows total rainfall from midnight on the 20th November until 7.00 am this morning. Some areas have had over 90 mm of rain over the last three days. Location Total (mm) Exeter Airport 92 Tyndrum 91 Westonbirt … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media Tagged Environment Agency, flood, Met Office, rain, rainfall, warning, weather Comments Off on Rainfall totals update
Heavy rain in the west but very warm in the south east
The UK’s weather will see marked contrasts over the next few days – with heavy rain in the west today and very warm weather in the south east. Forecasters at the Met Office have issued severe weather warnings for the … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged East Anglia, England, forecast, London, Met Office, rain, severe weather, South East, South East England, temperature, warning 2 Comments
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