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The start of the school summer holidays is heralded by a period of dry weather across much of the UK, with good spells of sunshine, patchy cloud and temperatures staying just above average for many.
In a new five-year contract, the Met Office is to provide a team of on-site meteorologists year-round at Heathrow Airport, the world's busiest international airport.
Updated: 22 Jul 2014
A heatwave is an extended period of hot weather relative to the expected conditions of the area at that time of year.
Pollen forecasts are available on the weather map and provide people with vital information to help reduce the impact of pollen on their health.
Find out more about UV levels and how ozone anomalies may affect them.
June 2014 - This year has seen changes taking place in the equatorial Pacific Ocean that have heralded the onset of an El Niño event, with the potential to cause major climatic impacts around the world.
Updated: 30 Jun 2014
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