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Yellow Warning of Rain And Wind affecting England (East of England) : Essex, Southend-on-Sea, Thurrock valid from 0700 Sun 23 Sep to 1500 Sun 23 Sep


Yellow Warning of Rain And Wind affecting England (London & South East England)

Yellow Warning of Rain And Wind affecting England (London & South East England) : Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, Greater London, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Medway, Portsmouth, Southampton, Surrey, West Sussex valid from 0700 Sun 23 Sep to 1500 Sun 23 Sep


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Stormy weather continues

Published:Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:08:00 GMT

A number of national severe weather warnings have been issued this week as a series of low pressure systems bring a combination of wind and rain across the UK.


Early end of July statistics

Published:Tue, 31 Jul 2018 14:14:00 GMT

Although the weather story this month has been the prolonged heatwave provisional temperature data tell us this July is only the third warmest on record.


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.


Parents could be doing more to protect their children’s eyes from UV

Published:Tue, 24 Jul 2018 09:24:00 GMT

According to the Eyecare Trust, Children’s eyes are 10 times more sensitive to the sun’s UV rays than their skin but, in a recent Met Office survey, most people in the UK have confessed to not knowing how damaging UV can be to eyes.


Storm names for 2018-19 announced

Published:Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:47:00 GMT

The Met Office and Met Éireann, today reveal the list of storm names for the coming season.


Fresher weather on the way for all

Published:Tue, 07 Aug 2018 12:19:00 GMT

This week sees an end to the current spell of hot weather in the southeast as cooler, fresher conditions already in place over some areas, spreads across all parts of the country from tomorrow.


Heatwave breaks with thunderstorms

Published:Thu, 26 Jul 2018 16:08:00 GMT

Very hot conditions will continue across central, eastern and southeastern parts of the England until the end of the week, but the heat will trigger intense thunderstorms in some areas.


Storm Bronagh

Published:Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:02:00 GMT

The second named storm of the season.


Learn About Weather

Published:Thu, 02 Aug 2018 07:56:00 GMT

Have you ever wanted to learn a bit more about the weather? Would you like a better understanding of the forecast information that you see on TV or online?


Autumn has arrived!

Published:Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:48:00 GMT

Many parts of the UK are in for a wet and windy week, with a number of low pressure systems crossing the Atlantic bringing unsettled weather, particularly to the north and west of the country.


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.


Was summer 2018 the hottest on record?

Published:Fri, 31 Aug 2018 08:53:00 GMT

Update: Having further assessed the temperature data for the UK as a whole for summer 2018 the figures are so close that we are declaring it as the joint hottest on record together with 2006, 2003 and 1976.


Thunderstorms then a windy weekend

Published:Fri, 27 Jul 2018 10:48:00 GMT

Thunderstorms in places today mark the end to the heatwave and herald a more changeable weekend, with a wet and windy Sunday for many.


The Great Escape

Published:Fri, 24 Aug 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Up to 11 million British families are planning a last-minute getaway this bank holiday weekend.


Summer 2018: A possible record-breaker?

Published:Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:51:00 GMT

It’s been a long hot summer for many in the UK this year, but where does 2018 stand in comparison to previous record summers?


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