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August 27, 2015 No Comments

Bank holiday weekend: rain or shine?

Once again, a bank holiday weekend lies ahead (except in Scotland) and most of us will be hoping that the relentless rain of the past week will ease.

August this year has been disappointing, although it shouldn’t come as too much as a surprise, given that seven of the last ten Augusts have been wetter than normal.

The reason for the unseasonable weather has been the jet stream – the fast-moving ribbon of air around five miles up in the atmosphere that drives the weather we experience at the surface. (more…)

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August 21, 2015 1 Comment

This weekend: summer heat returns, but will it last?

Summer heat will return this weekend, with temperatures hitting 30C. But will it last?

August 18, 2015 2 Comments

Taiwan under threat from second typhoon in a fortnight

Just ten days ago, Taiwan was hit by Typhoon Soudelor, which left six people dead and a trail of destruction. Another typhoon may threaten the country this weekend.

August 12, 2015 1 Comment

Summer downpours to bring lightning and flood risk

Thunderstorms are likely during Thursday and Friday, bringing a risk of localised flooding. Will you be affected?

August 11, 2015 2 Comments

Perseid meteors: will you be able to see them?

The peak of the Perseid meteor shower happens on Wednesday night, but will there be clear skies to see it?

August 6, 2015 No Comments

Taiwan braced for Typhoon Soudelor

Taiwan is braced for the arrival of Typhoon Soudelor, which is expected to slam into the island nation on Friday night, local time.

August 4, 2015 1 Comment

July’s record hot and cold

Whilst July’s weather may not have offered the amount of sunshine and warmth many of us might have liked, records for heat and cold were still broken.

July 31, 2015 1 Comment

Good weather for August? Don’t get your hopes up.

The curtain is about to fall on the month of July, meaning that we are about to enter our last summer month of the year. But what will August bring?

July 28, 2015 3 Comments

Has 2015 really been as windy as you think?

One of the most frequent questions that I have been asked this year is: has it been a windy year? You may be surprised at the answer!

July 23, 2015 1 Comment

Rain and gales expected. Where has summer gone?

Friday into early Saturday looks unseasonably wet and windy across central, southern and eastern parts of England, to the point where the Met Office has issued a yellow “be aware”

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