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Tag Archives: wettest
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
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
Every year there’s a huge amount of media speculation about what weather we’ll see during winter, and this year is no different. After a recent slew of stories claiming we’re in for the coldest winter on record (which weren’t based … Continue reading
We often get asked the question about where is the wettest town or city in the UK – and there are some news stories on this subject circulating in the media at the moment. While the current stories use some … Continue reading
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
We announced last week that 2012 is already the wettest year for England in our records dating back to 1910, but we’re still waiting to hear whether it’s the wettest on record for the UK. The latest figures we have … Continue reading
After a dry start to the month, the last eight days have seen some very wet weather affect the UK, causing widespread flooding and disruption. So just how much rain has the UK seen and where has been wettest? The … Continue reading
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
Provisional Met Office figures for June show double the average amount of rain has fallen, making it the wettest June since records began in 1910. This is the second record breaking month of rainfall this year, with April also topping … Continue reading