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Past weather events

Flooding on the Somerset Levels 2 February 2014

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2016

rainwind1

Strong winds and heavy rain from storm Angus New
November

The first named storm of the 2016-2017 season brought some damaging winds to the south coast, accompanied by heavy rain causing flooding mainly across parts of south-west England...

hightemp2

Exceptional warmth, September 2016 New
September

A  brief heatwave from 12 to 15 September brought some exceptionally high temperatures accompanied by flash-flooding...

2015

hightemp2 Exceptional warmth, December 2015
December
December 2015 was easily the warmest December on record across the UK...
rain2 Further rainfall and flooding across north of the UK
December
A sequence of heavy rainfall events in late December led to further widespread severe flooding across northern parts of the UK...
rain2

Flooding in Cumbria December 2015
December
Persistent heavy rainfall from storm Desmond on 4 to 6 December led to widespread flooding in Cumbria and across other parts of northern Britain...

hightemp2

Heatwave 1 July 2015
1 July
The UK experienced a 1-day heatwave as hot air moved north from Spain, setting a new July temperature record...

2014

rainwind1 Ex-hurricane Bertha
10 to 11 August
The UK experienced some unseasonably windy and very wet weather from the remnants of ex-hurricane Bertha...
rainwind1

Winter storms, January to February 2014
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

rainwind1

Winter storms, December 2013 to January 2014
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

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

drywarmsun

Hot dry spell July 2013
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 2013
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

rain2 Exceptionally wet weather - November 2012 
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 - April to July 2012 
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 2012 
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

Winter storms, early January 2012 
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

Early winter storms, late 2011
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 2011
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

snow Snow and low temperatures, December 2010
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...
rain2 Heavy rainfall and flooding in Cornwall, November 2010
16 - 17 November
Very heavy rainfall in the early hours of 17 November resulted in severe flooding to parts of Cornwall...
snow Snow and low temperatures - December 2009 to January 2010
17 December 2009 - 15 January
The UK experienced a spell of very low temperatures and significant snowfalls which affected almost the whole country...

2009

snow Early February 2009 snowfalls
2 - 6 February
Heavy snowfalls over much of the United Kingdom in early February...
rain2 Heavy rainfall/flooding in the Lake District, Cumbria - November 2009
18 - 19 November
Exceptionally prolonged and heavy rainfall on 18 and 19 November led to severe flooding across parts of the Lake District...

2008

rain2 Heavy rainfall early September 2008
5 - 6 September
Prolonged rainfall resulted in flooding, especially in south Wales and north-east England...
thunderstorm Hail/thunderstorms over east Devon - 29/30 October 2008
 29 - 30 October
Heavy and thundery downpours over east Devon, with flooding and travel disruption...
wind Strong winds 10-12 March 2008
10 - 12 March
Strong winds over England and Wales caused some disruption to transport and power supplies over this period...
snow Snow and low temperatures - 28-30 October 2008
28 - 30 October
Record low October temperatures and snow reported across many areas of the UK...

2007

rain2 Heavy rainfall/flooding - July 2007
July
Record July totals and heavy rainfall on 19/20 July, resulted in widespread flooding and transport disruption over the south Midlands...
rain2 Record rainfall - June-July & May-July 2007
June-July & May-July
Record totals over England and Wales for both of these periods...
rain2 Heavy rainfall/flooding - June 2007
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

drywarmsun Record breaking heat and sunshine - July 2006
July
July 2006 was the warmest month on record over much of the UK and the sunniest over parts of England...
drought Dry 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

rain2 Floods in Carlisle - January 2005
8 January
Heavy rainfall on Friday 7th January led to flooding in Carlisle on Saturday 8th..
wind January 2005 - stormy spells
January
There were two particularly stormy spells - on the 7th/8th and 11th/12th - each resulting in widespread damage and disruption
rain2 Flooding in North Yorkshire - 19 June 2005
19 June
Heavy and thundery downpours over northern England resulted in flooding around the North York Moors...

2004

wind Strong winds/heavy rainfall - 7/8 July 2004
7 - 8 July
Strong winds caused problems to transport, as well as power supplies, with heavy rain in East Anglia...
rain2 Flooding in north Cornwall - 16 August 2004
16 August
Heavy rain in north Cornwall caused flash floods in Boscastle and Crackington Haven...

2003

hightemp2 Record-breaking maximum temperatures - 26/27 January 2003
26 - 27 January
Parts of the UK experienced very unseasonable, mild weather...
rain2 Rainfall over south-east England, 20-23 Nov 2003
20 - 23 November
After a dry summer and autumn, heavy rain fell over south-east England...
drywarmsun
2003
hightemp2 Hot spell - August 2003 
10 August
Brogdale near Faversham (Kent) has set the new UK temperature record...
drought Dry weather during 2003 
7 November
Rainfall totals have generally been below average for most of the year...

2002

rain2 Heavy rainfall/strong winds - 14/15 October 2002 
14 - 15 October
Heavy rain fell over much of southern and eastern England...
wind Heavy rainfall/strong winds - 13 October 2002 
13 October
Heavy rainfall and Strong winds occurred over much of the south-west of the UK...
rain2 Record rainfall - October/December 2002
October - December
Heavy rain during October to December 2002...
wind Strong Winds - 27 October 2002
27 October
There were gales and severe gales over much of the south of the UK on the 27 October 2002...

1998

rain3 Easter 1998 floods 
Easter

Last updated: Sep 19, 2016 11:03 AM