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Storm Hector sees an end to settled weather

A deep low-pressure system will bring very strong winds and spells of rain to northern parts of the UK tomorrow, marking an end to the dry and settled weather seen across these parts over the past few weeks.

Research to help hay fever and asthma sufferers

The medical and research community continually look to improve their understanding of pollen and to then disseminate their learnings to the public via the media and patient organisations. The aim is to help sufferers understand their symptoms, avoid exposure and manage medication where appropriate.

Helping Heathrow

The Met Office is continuing to assist with the smooth running of Heathrow Airport after signing a new 7-year contract to provide on-site meteorologists and bespoke forecasts for the airfield.

Continued risk of thunderstorms

The risk of thunderstorms and torrential rain will continue over the next few days but there will also be sunny spells at times across the country.

Thunderstorms and sunshine

It's staying warm with sunny spells for large areas over the next few days: however, many of us will continue to see thunderstorms with torrential rain, lightning and hail.

Bank holiday: warmest day of the year?

With many places already seeing temperatures in the low twenties Celsius this week, it will continue to warm up across much of the UK in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Bank Holiday heat gives way to showers

The early May Bank Holiday will be very warm and sunny for many before a change to fresher conditions and the chance of showers arrives for the rest of the week.

Are we in for a record-breaking Bank Holiday weekend?

The changeable weather of the last week or so is being pushed northwards as an area of high pressure has moved in from the southwest. This is bringing a good deal of fine and dry weather for many for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Highs and lows for April

You may think April has been a cold month, but for much of the UK it's been much warmer than average.

Wet and windy end to April

As we reach the last day of April, many of us in southeastern areas of England are faced with strong to gale force winds and persistent heavy rainfall.

Mixed picture for Easter

Following the two recent spells of extreme cold weather there has been speculation that a cold and snowy Easter is on its way.

Snow for Easter?

Increasingly unsettled conditions are expected to develop later on Monday and into Tuesday as a frontal system arrives from the west bringing a spell of heavy rain and the potential for strong winds to many parts.

The last of the snow for now

Strong, bitterly cold, easterly winds will continue for many through the rest of today and into tonight

Cold winds and snow

Cold weather and snow affecting much of the UK as daytime temperatures struggle to get more than a couple of degrees above freezing .

Return of snow for the weekend

There’s a temporary return to much colder weather and snow over the weekend with daytime temperatures struggling to get more than a couple of degrees above freezing – with a few places remaining below – and widespread overnight frosts; severe and penetrating for some areas.

Cold weather for the weekend

After a relatively mild, if wet, week for many, there's a return to much colder weather in the east today and elsewhere through the coming weekend.

Temporary return to colder weather

After a relatively mild, if wet, week for many, there is a return to much colder weather in the north east from Friday and elsewhere through the coming weekend.

Bitterly cold with snow

Staying bitterly cold with severe weather warnings for widespread snow at times for many areas this week.

Amber warnings for snow

This week will be another very cold week across the UK, and snowy at times in many areas.

Bitterly cold with widespread snow

This week looks like being the coldest period we have had in the UK for a number of years. Almost anywhere is at risk of seeing snow as it becomes increasingly bitterly cold.

How cold will next week get?

After a mostly dry and settled second half to the week across the country, it will gradually become colder in the south with bitterly cold, but still dry weather, expected to develop across the south east during the weekend.

Cold conditions likely with risk of snow

There is increasing confidence that the recent Sudden Stratospheric Warming above the North Pole could lead to prolonged cold conditions over the UK, increasing the risk of easterly wind and significant snow.


'Baltic', 'sad' and 'chucking it down', the Met Office considers targetted weather updates with regional slang to avoid misinterpretation.

An improved picture for weather radar

A multi-million pound state–of-the-art upgrade of the UK’s rainfall radar network has been completed, and for the first time the size and shape of raindrops and snowflakes can now be captured together with wind speed data.

Snow for many parts of the UK

As cold air takes hold across the UK, many parts will see at least a little snow through the week.

North/south split in January stats

Provisional statistics for January 2018 show it was slightly sunnier and colder than average in the north, but a somewhat different story for the south.

Five-year forecast indicates further warming

A new forecast published by scientists at the Met Office indicates the annual global average temperature is likely to exceed 1 °C and could reach 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels during the next five years (2018-2022).

Further snow for some this weekend

As we head into the weekend parts of the UK are once again expecting freezing conditions and snow and a number of National Severe Weather Warnings are in place.

2017: warmest year on record without El Niño

Provisional figures for global average near-surface temperatures confirm that last year, 2017, was the warmest year on record without the influence of warming from El Niño.

More unsettled wintry weather

Many areas across the UK will continue to see wet and windy weather over the next few days with showers falling as snow over higher ground.

Cold, windy and unsettled week ahead

We have a period of windy, showery and colder weather for much of the UK over the next few days, with showers falling as snow for many especially in northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Storm Eleanor heads for the UK

The start of 2018 will continue to be unsettled with low-pressure systems moving across the UK from the Atlantic, bringing frequently wet and windy weather to the UK.

Wet and windy start to January

The start of 2018 will be unsettled with low-pressure systems continuing to move across the UK from the Atlantic, bringing frequently wet and windy weather to the UK.

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