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No prediction for a ‘decade of washouts’

An article by Jon Ungoed-Thomas in yesterday’s Sunday Times talks about the recent spell of fine weather in contrast to an apparent “prediction” from the Met Office of a “decade of soggy summers”. This is despite the Met Office making … Continue reading

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Guest blog – How the Atlantic may influence wet summers

This morning there has been a lot of media coverage following a workshop held here at the Met Office HQ in Exeter on a recent run of unusual seasons in the UK. Much of this centred around recent research by … Continue reading

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Media coverage on ‘wet summers for a decade’

There has been a lot of media coverage today following a science workshop held at the Met Office HQ in Exeter yesterday. Most of the articles go some way to capturing the science as it was delivered in the press … Continue reading

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The jet stream and why it’s too early to write-off summer

There have been one or two stories in the press today saying we’re in for another washout summer, which would rightly inspire collective misery across the country. However, it’s a far too early to be writing off any chance of … Continue reading

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The UK’s wet summer, the jet stream and climate change*

There’s no disputing it has been a very disappointing summer so far in 2012 – with the wettest June for over a century followed up by a very wet start to July. In fact, barring a warm and dry spell … Continue reading

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Heavy rainfall across parts of the UK

The past two days have seen some exceptional rainfall across the UK, with the heaviest and most persistent rain falling in the North West of England, parts of Northern Ireland and parts of southern Scotland. Across this area there have … Continue reading

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