Whilst the UK shivered under two major snow storms in March, it turns out that the whole month was unremarkable meteorologically albeit somewhat colder than normal. [Read more…]
Meteoologists define winter in the UK to be the period from December to February so winter is now over and we are officially in spring. The 2018 winter was very sunny but this hides the fact that our winter climate has changed quite notably over the last 25 years.
Last month, I expressed my cynicism at the media crying wolf over bad weather in the UK. The wolf finally appeared but in the first week of March instead so that means that February still did not see the wolf as I explain in this month’s UK Weather Tracker. [Read more…]
Every time I went online in January, I would find a headline promising an extreme cold snap in the UK which never materialised. I’ve grown tired and cynical of these headlines and given that the latest met office data shows that January 2018 was completely unremarkable, I think I am justified in this attitude! [Read more…]
My latest UK weather tracker shows that December 2017 was the only month of 2017 to set a new UK weather record with the lowest rain intensity recorded in December. [Read more…]
Meteoologists define autumn in the UK to be the period from September to November so autumn is now over and we are officially in winter. The 2017 autumn was completely unremarkable but this hides the fact that our autumnal climate has changed quite notably over the last 25 years.
My latest UK weather tracker shows that the November 2017 was the 9th brightest on record which is some comfort for those that curse the onset of dark evenings with the change of clocks.
My latest UK weather tracker shows that October was a warm and cloudy month with normal levels of rainfall.
My latest UK weather tracker shows that September was a very showery month with 60% of days experiencing rainfall but with a low intensity. For most Brits, the early autumn (meteorologically defined as September to November) was not an excuse to break out the rain coats!
Meteorologists define summer in the UK to be the period from June to August so summer is now over and we are officially in autumn. I have decided to create a series of posts which I will publish at the end of each season showing how that season compares to the weather record. The 2017 summer was wet but unremarkable otherwise and actually quite typical of recent summers as I will explain.