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Thunderstorms and sunshine

Published:Wed, 30 May 2018 12:23:00 GMT

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.


Temporary return to colder weather

Published:Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:19:00 GMT

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.


High temperatures continue

Published:Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:22:00 GMT

High pressure is continuing to bring warm, dry and sunny weather to the vast majority of the UK, with temperatures having reached at least 30 Celsius in all four nations over the last few days.


Continued risk of thunderstorms

Published:Thu, 31 May 2018 12:52:00 GMT

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.


Building resilience to a changing climate across the Commonwealth

Published:Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:00:00 GMT

The Met Office is to help develop weather forecasting capability and specialist climate change services for Commonwealth countries following the announcement of two new projects aimed at improving weather and climate resilience.


Wet and windy end to April

Published:Sun, 29 Apr 2018 10:29:00 GMT

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.


The last of the snow for now

Published:Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:13:00 GMT

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


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

Published:Sun, 06 May 2018 07:31:00 GMT

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.


Royal Wedding sunshine

Published:Sat, 19 May 2018 07:27:00 GMT

The weather is looking ideal for the Royal Wedding on Saturday.


Cold winds and snow

Published:Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:33:00 GMT

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


Mixed picture for Easter

Published:Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:43:00 GMT

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


Bank Holiday heat gives way to showers

Published:Mon, 07 May 2018 08:20:00 GMT

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.


The heatwave continues..

Published:Mon, 02 Jul 2018 15:49:00 GMT

Hot weather remains in the forecast for much of the UK. Although temperatures won’t be quite as hot as last week, they will continue to remain well above average and it will remain largely dry.


Snow for Easter?

Published:Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:00:00 GMT

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.


Return of snow for the weekend

Published:Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:46:00 GMT

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.


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