Channel 4 News’ Weather presenter Liam Dutton blogs on the highs and lows of the weather.
Early indications from Met Office figures show that this is going to be the driest September across the UK since records began in 1910.
Not only is it on course to be an exceptionally dry month, it is also likely to end as one of the top five warmest Septembers, with temperatures significantly above average.
Using provisional figures from 1-28 September, the UK as a whole received 19.4mm of rain, which is just 20 per cent of the amount of rain that would normally be expected for the month. (more…)
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.
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The first half of September has been very dry across the UK, with temperatures well above average, according to provisional Met Office statistics up to the 15th day of the month.
Northern parts of the UK could be in for a showing of the aurora borealis, or northern lights as they are also known, on Friday night.
Fortunes look set to change next week, as high pressure looses its grip on our weather and low pressure tries to nudge its way across us.
As I looked at the longer term trend for our weather this morning, one weather computer model threw up a particularly interesting theme for the fourth week in September – a hurricane-force