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Warm weather on the way

May 22, 2017 12:17 PM

This week we are going to see a lot of very warm, locally hot, and at times sunny weather across the UK as high pressure builds to dominate our weather.

Statistics for April 2017

May 2, 2017 1:45 PM

Overall it has been a sunny and warm April for many, however the last weekend in the month saw heavy rainfall for parts of the country, bringing about a change to the end of month statistics.

A mixed picture for the Bank Holiday weekend

Apr 28, 2017 11:34 AM

After the chilly, wintry weather earlier this week, it will become warmer for the weekend with most places seeing sunny spells, but with rain for some too.

Look out, there's a frost about

Apr 20, 2017 3:11 PM

Met Office forecasters expect the run of cold nights to remain, with a colder plunge anticipated across the UK next week.

Spring is getting warmer, but frost is a threat

Apr 13, 2017 9:34 AM

Average spring temperatures across the UK have risen by approximately 1 °C over the last few decades according to data released by the Met Office, but gardeners are urged to take note that spring frosts can still pose a threat. Frosts feature in the forecast for Easter weekend in parts of the UK.

Sun cream or brollies this Easter?

Apr 12, 2017 11:39 AM

Many places will see sunny spells for Easter weekend, but it will be cooler than last weekend with some showers too

Increased climate change risk to permafrost

Apr 10, 2017 4:00 PM

Global warming will thaw about 20% more permafrost than previously thought, scientists have warned – potentially releasing significant amounts of greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere.

Early ‘payback’ with higher emission reductions

Apr 3, 2017 4:00 PM

In a paper published today [Monday 3 April, 2017] climate scientists at the Met Office Hadley Centre have shown that the early mitigation needed to limit eventual warming below potentially dangerous levels has a climate ‘payback’ much earlier than previously thought.

Carbon dioxide forecast for 2017

Mar 3, 2017 12:00 PM

The Met Office forecast for the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide in 2017 suggests that the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide over the year will be smaller than the rise seen in 2016 – which was the largest annual increase in the 50-year record.

Mild February marks the end of a dry Winter

Mar 1, 2017 3:46 PM

Preliminary statistics show that the 2016/17 winter has been dry and mild compared to the long-term average. Meanwhile, early February statistics show a milder than average month to end the season.

An unsettled and chilly week for the UK

Feb 27, 2017 12:34 PM

Storm Ewan was named by Met Éireann, the Irish Met service, as the fifth named storm of the season on Saturday night. Storm Ewan brought strong winds to southern areas of Ireland on Sunday 26 February.

Storm Ewan to impact Ireland

Feb 25, 2017 8:52 PM

Storm Ewan has been named by the Irish Meteorological service Met Éireann and will bring strong winds to the Republic of Ireland.

New state-of-the-art radar for Dean Hill

Feb 24, 2017 10:33 AM

A new state-of-the-art radar is replacing the former weather radar at Dean Hill in Wiltshire today. Heavy lifting gear is being used to crane the radar into position on top of its 22 metre tower.

Cold with snow showers for some

Feb 10, 2017 12:25 PM

It’s getting even chillier for many as cold air spreads across the UK from the east bringing with it a chance of snow showers.

Cold conditions on the horizon

Feb 7, 2017 1:17 PM

Following a spell of wet and blustery weather, colder conditions are expected to move in from the east on Wednesday with some snow showers developing mainly on the eastern side of the UK.

A weekend of sunshine and showers

Feb 3, 2017 2:20 PM

There’s no Storm Doris but most of us will see periods of wet and windy weather this weekend as typical winter weather continues for the next few days with some cold and frosty mornings too.

A wet and windy end to the week

Feb 2, 2017 12:58 PM

We can all expect to see spells of wet and windy weather over the next few days as deep low pressure systems move towards the UK from the Atlantic.

2016: one of the warmest two years on record

Jan 18, 2017 3:30 PM

Provisional full-year figures for global average near-surface temperatures confirm that last year, 2016, was one of the warmest two years on record, nominally exceeding the record temperature of 2015.

Turning milder by the end of the weekend

Jan 13, 2017 12:45 PM

Following the strong winds and snow of recent days across some parts of the UK, conditions will become milder and more settled over the weekend with a day of sunshine and showers on Saturday followed by a grey Sunday.

Wintry weather on the way

Jan 11, 2017 12:52 PM

A cold and windy Polar maritime airmass, with its origins over northern Canada, will spread southwards across the UK in the next 24 hours, bringing a real taste of winter to the whole of the UK from tomorrow (Thursday).

Wintry weather for much of the UK

Jan 10, 2017 12:26 PM

Over the next 24 hours it will turn cold and windy as a Polar maritime airmass, with its origins over northern Canada, moves into northern Scotland and then south across the whole of the UK.

Cold with a risk of snow for some

Jan 9, 2017 11:26 AM

An arctic maritime airmass originating over northern Canada will bring a period of cold weather later this week with snow showers, strong winds and widespread overnight frosts.