Tag Archives: weather forecasting

New Weather Observations Website

The ‘Weather Observations Website‘ (WOW) is a platform that enables anyone to get involved and submit, share and visualise their weather observations. WOW was launched in 2011 and since then we’ve received over 850 million observations from 200 countries around … Continue reading

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Will summer be a washout or a scorcher?

Summer is a time when many look forward to enjoying the great outdoors, but all too often the British weather can, quite literally, dampen our spirits. The Met Office has just released its contingency planners’ outlook covering the period for … Continue reading

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Pre-Monsoon in southern Asia

Southern Asia has seen some extreme weather recently, with heavy rainfall and high temperatures. But how unusual is this? In the last few days temperatures have often been above 50 C in northwest India, and the highest ever temperature record  was … Continue reading

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Is the weather going to be record breaking?

There has been some suggestion that this May could be the hottest ever recorded in the UK.  However, unfortunately, it really is still too early to be sure about the final figures.  The mid month UK statistics (1-15 May 2016) show, … Continue reading

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Is this summer going to be record breaking?

There are headlines in the media today suggesting the UK is in for a “hotter than usual summer”.  This prediction seems to have been based on the latest Met Office three month outlook for contingency planners. As we’ve discussed previously, … Continue reading

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Becoming warmer this weekend

After a chilly end to April with snow and frosts, May has got off to a warmer start, and temperatures are forecast to climb further through the weekend with further sunshine. The rise in temperatures is a result of a … Continue reading

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Despite the cold weather April has been an average month

Provisional early figures for April 2016 (1st – 27th) show that so far, despite the chilly temperatures and snow seen by many, the month has been around normal with rainfall at 96% of average, sunshine 94% of average and the … Continue reading

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What’s the chance of an April shower?

How probability helps our understanding of weather events Springtime in the UK can be fickle. Longer, warmer days create anticipation of summer, yet the extra heat from the sun can fuel the development of clouds leading to April showers. By … Continue reading

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Cold weather on the way for the UK, but what about elsewhere in the world?

As the UK prepares for unseasonably cold weather, elsewhere around the globe we are seeing heatwaves, droughts, tropical storms and rainfall. A very warm air mass across the Pacific Northwest of North America has built a ridge of high pressure … Continue reading

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Met Office scientist wins international award for ‘landmark’ climate science

Met Office scientist Rosie Eade has received international recognition and an award for her landmark research on the predictability of Atlantic climate seasons for years ahead. Much of the weather in the North Atlantic is dominated by the strength of … Continue reading

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