Liam Dutton on Weather

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August 29, 2014 No Comments

Summer 2014 weather: a great start but August falters

As August draws to a close, so does meteorological summer (June, July and August), which means that provisional statistics are now available for how summer shaped up this year.

Summer 2014 will no doubt be remembered for the great weather that persisted through much of June and July, thanks to high pressure dominating.

This was due to the jet stream spending much of the time to the north of the UK, steering low pressure, wind and rain towards Iceland and northern Scandinavia, allowing us to bask in warmth and sunshine.  (more…)

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August 28, 2014 1 Comment

Earth from space: August 2014

During August, there have been some particularly good images of our planet taken by Nasa satellites from space.

August 27, 2014 No Comments

Hints of summer bouncing back next week

Following a wet and cool bank holiday Monday, my meteorological charts are showing hints that summer will bounce back next week.

August 22, 2014 2 Comments

Why is the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season so quiet?

As the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season approaches in the coming weeks, the notable lack of storm activity in the Atlantic ocean continues.

August 21, 2014 1 Comment

Bank holiday weather: rain or shine?

The final bank holiday of the year is approaching and it’s likely to be a busy one with many schools still in the midst of the summer holidays. But what will the weather deliver us?

August 18, 2014 No Comments

Chilly nights to give a hint of autumn this week

Following a summer that has been dominated by sunshine and warmth, this week will see the arrival of cooler air and some unseasonably chilly nights for August.

August 15, 2014 No Comments

August so far: wet, wet, wet…

Today, the Met Office released some provisional figures showing that the UK has had almost all of its average August rainfall in the first 13 days of the month.

August 14, 2014 No Comments

Cool and unsettled for the rest of August

Following a good summer so far, the weather looks to have turned a corner, with something a lot more changeable from this point onwards.

August 13, 2014 No Comments

Clouds, thunderstorms, sunsets and rainbows: your pictures

From menacing storm clouds to colourful sunsets, the weather really has put on a fantastic display in recent days, so I thought I’d pull together a selection of images for you to see.

August 11, 2014 No Comments

Ex-Hurricane Bertha: the view from space

As predicted, the remnants of Hurricane Bertha hit the UK on Sunday, bringing an abrupt end to the warmth and sunshine that we’ve become used to this summer.

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