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October 30, 2014 No Comments

Halloween set to be warmest on record: trick or treat?

You may step outside tomorrow across England and Wales and think that someone has put a spell on the weather, with hazy sunshine expected and temperatures well above average.

Temperatures across East Anglia and south east England are likely to reach 21C in a few places, which would make it the warmest Halloween on record.

The current warmest Halloween on record for the UK was back in 1968, when Dartford in Kent reached a balmy 20C. (more…)

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October 28, 2014 5 Comments

Is the Met Office’s new supercomputer worth £97m?

The spiralling costs of severe weather events more than justify the Met Office’s massive expenditure on a new supercomputer.

October 20, 2014 1 Comment

Ex-Hurricane Gonzalo: prepare for winds of up to 80mph

The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo will hit the UK during Monday night into Tuesday, bringing severe gales of up to 80mph for some places.

October 8, 2014 4 Comments

Is this the most powerful storm on the planet so far this year?

Whilst the satellite images from space may be a thing of beauty, we could well be staring down at the most powerful storm on our planet so far this year.

October 7, 2014 4 Comments

Why autumn delivers stormy weather

What makes autumn a season that delivers us some of our stormiest weather of the year?

October 6, 2014 No Comments

Autumn wind and rain here to stay

Following the driest September on record for the UK and a fine first few days of October, the weather has finally switched into autumn mode.

October 1, 2014 3 Comments

Five reasons it’ll feel like autumn next week

After a somewhat extended summer, with September being the driest on record for the UK, as well as the fourth warmest, autumn is finally going to arrive in the coming days.

September 30, 2014 1 Comment

Driest September on record for the UK

Early indications from Met Office figures show that this is going to be the driest September across the UK since records began in 1910.

September 29, 2014 No Comments

Autumnal weather is finally on the way

Our fortunes are finally going to change this week, as the weather finally delivers us a reminder that we are well and truly into autumn.

September 26, 2014 1 Comment

How are hurricane names chosen?

When I write about hurricanes, a common question that I get asked is: who decides on the names of hurricanes that form?

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