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2014

rainwind1

Winter storms
Late January to mid-February
From late January to mid-February, a sequence of major winter storms again affected the UK, causing widespread impacts and major flooding problems...

2013

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Winter storms
December to early January 2014
From mid-December to early January, the UK experienced a spell of extreme weather as a succession of major winter storms brought widespread impacts...

wind

Strong Winds
28 October
A powerful autumn storm brought damaging winds across much of southern England on 28 October 2013...

drywarmsun

Hot dry spell
July
From 3 to 23 July 2013 the UK experienced a spell of hot, sunny weather with an area of high pressure established across the UK...

snow

Snow and low temperatures
Late March to early April
A spell of severe winter weather brought significant snowfalls and unseasonably low temperatures to many parts of the UK from late March to early April 2013...

2012

rain2Exceptionally wet spell/flooding 
November 2012
A sequence of heavy rainfall events in late November 2012 resulted in one of the wettest weeks in England in the last 50 years...
rain2

Record rainfall/flooding 
April to July 2012
From April to July 2012 the UK experienced a period of exceptionally wet weather, breaking previous rainfall records...

drought

England and Wales drought 
2010 to March 2012

Much of central, eastern and southern England and Wales experienced a prolonged period of below average rainfall from 2010 to early 2012...

wind

Strong Winds 
January
A major winter storm brought very strong winds across much of the UK on 3 January 2012. The worst affected area was southern Scotland...

2011

wind

Strong winds
Late November to mid December
On 8 December 2011, a deep Atlantic low pressure system brought very strong winds across the northern half of the UK. Scotland bore the brunt of the storm...

drywarmsun

Exceptionally warm and dry Spring
Spring 2011 (March, April and May)
This period was remarkable for the unusual warmth during April and the persistent lack of rainfall during March and April, particularly over England and Wales...

2010

snowSnow and low temperatures
25 November - 26 December
From late November to Boxing Day 2010 the UK experienced two spells of severe winter weather with very low temperatures and significant snowfalls...
rain2Heavy rainfall and flooding in Cornwall
16 - 17 November
Very heavy rainfall in the early hours of 17 November resulted in severe flooding to parts of Cornwall...
snowSnow and low temperatures
17 December 2009 - 15 January
The UK experienced a spell of very low temperatures and significant snowfalls which affected almost the whole country...

2009

snowEarly February snowfalls
2 - 6 February
Heavy snowfalls over much of the United Kingdom in early February...
rain2Heavy rainfall/flooding in the Lake District
18 - 19 November

Exceptionally prolonged and heavy rainfall on 18 and 19 November led to severe flooding across parts of the Lake District...

2008

rain2Heavy rainfall
5 - 6 September

Prolonged rainfall resulted in flooding, especially in south Wales and north-east England...
thunderstormThunderstorms over east Devon
 29 - 30 October
Heavy and thundery downpours over east Devon, with flooding and travel disruption...
windStrong winds
10 - 12 March

Strong winds over England and Wales caused some disruption to transport and power supplies over this period...
snowSnow and low temperatures
28 - 30 October

Record low October temperatures and snow reported across many areas of the UK...

2007

rain2Heavy rainfall/flooding
July

Record July totals and heavy rainfall on 19/20 July, resulted in widespread flooding and transport disruption over the south Midlands...
rain2Record rainfall
June-July & May-July

Record totals over England and Wales for both of these periods...
rain2Heavy rainfall/flooding
June

Record June totals and heavy rainfall on 12/15 June (N Ireland & N England) and 24/25 June (Yorkshire and the Humber), resulted in widespread flooding and disruption...

2006

drywarmsunRecord temperatures and sunshine
July

July 2006 was the warmest month on record over much of the UK and the sunniest over parts of England...
droughtDry spell 2004/6
22 January

Between November 2004 and July 2006, 17 out of the 21 months recorded below-average rainfall across England SE & Central S...

2005

rain2Flooding in Carlisle
8 January

Heavy rainfall on Friday 7th January led to flooding in Carlisle on Saturday 8th..
windStrong winds
January

There were two particularly stormy spells - on the 7th/8th and 11th/12th - each resulting in widespread damage and disruption
rain2Flooding in North Yorkshire
19 June

Heavy and thundery downpours over northern England resulted in flooding around the North York Moors...

2004

windStrong winds/heavy rainfall
7 - 8 July

Strong winds caused problems to transport, as well as power supplies, with heavy rain in East Anglia...
rain2Flooding in north Cornwall
16 August

Heavy rain in north Cornwall caused flash floods in Boscastle and Crackington Haven...

2003

hightemp2Record temperatures
26 - 27 January

Parts of the UK experienced very unseasonable, mild weather...
rain2Heavy rainfall
20 - 23 November

After a dry summer and autumn, heavy rain fell over south-east England...
drywarmsun
2003
hightemp2Record temperatures 
10 August

Brogdale near Faversham (Kent) has set the new UK temperature record...
droughtDry weather during 2003 
7 November

Rainfall totals have generally been below average for most of the year...

2002

rain2Heavy rainfall/Strong winds 
14 - 15 October

Heavy rain fell over much of southern and eastern England...
windHeavy rainfall/Strong winds 
13 October

Heavy rainfall and Strong winds occurred over much of the south-west of the UK...
rain2Heavy rainfall
October - December

Heavy rain during October to December 2002...
windStrong winds
27 October

There were gales and severe gales over much of the south of the UK on the 27 October 2002...

2001

thunderstormStorms in the south-west 
20 October
sunnyDecember record sunshine
December
rain2
rain2Heavy rainfall in the east 
21 October

2000

thunderstormThe Bracknell storm
7 May
rain3 Record April rainfall
April
rain2Wet Autumn
Autumn

1998

rain3Flooding in the Midlands 
Easter

1990

hightemp2Hot Spell 
August
windBurns' Day Storm
25 January

Last updated: 11 June 2014