October (4 posts)
Thursday 25 October 2012, 16:23
After a relentlessly gloomy week, much clearer but colder air is on its way from the Arctic in the next 12 hours, giving us our first cold snap of the season, albeit a short lived one.
Some of us, mainly in eastern parts of the region will see showers, and the air will be cold enough for some of these...
Thursday 18 October 2012, 16:23
After what has seemed like a relentless period of unsettled weather stretching back to the end of March, it's nice to be able to report that a quieter spell of weather seems likely next week - although talk of an 'Indian Summer', for our region at least, is a little far-fetched.
Friday and Saturday...
Thursday 11 October 2012, 16:16
Sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) has been the 'in' topic in meteorological circles in the last couple of years, ever since the severe winter of 2009/2010 in which December was the coldest since the late 19th century.
SSW is linked to sudden large increases in temperature over a few days in the stratosphere...
Thursday 4 October 2012, 18:10
Provisional Met Office statistics show that September across the UK was wetter than normal with 112mm, or 117% of the long term average.
It was also cooler but sunnier than normal.
Regionally, the North of England was much wetter than the rest of the country, with 133mm of rain, which is 165% of average...