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January (5 posts)

  1. Global and regional climate update

    Tuesday 29 January 2013, 16:15

    Paul Hudson Paul Hudson

    Is recent flooding and heavy rainfall unusual?

    I've written at length about the excessive rainfall the UK has experienced, particularly last year but also since the late 1990's; six out of the years from 1998 to 2012 are in the top ten wettest on record, based on Met Office rainfall data which began...

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  2. In the big freeze - but for how long?

    Monday 21 January 2013, 16:05

    Paul Hudson Paul Hudson

    Amounts of snow across some parts of our region are the deepest since December 2010, with 21 cms being reported at Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale at midday, and a notable 18 cms in the middle of Sheffield at Weston park.

    Waddington in Lincolnshire is reporting 14 cms of snow.

    There are some big contrasts...

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  3. Disruptive snow possible at the weekend

    Tuesday 15 January 2013, 15:18

    Paul Hudson Paul Hudson

    Many parts of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire had their first snowfall of the winter yesterday, with coastal areas suffering the largest falls with around 10cms (4 ins) of fresh snow being reported by yesterday evening.

    With high pressure developing across Scandinavia, cold air will be with us for the rest...

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  4. Met Office scale back global warming forecast

    Tuesday 8 January 2013, 15:19

    Paul Hudson Paul Hudson

    A new global temperature forecast published by the Met Office, through to 2017, has scaled back projections of the amount of warming they expect compared with previous estimates.

    The new projection can be seen below with more details on the Met Office website.

    I have written several times in the last...

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  5. Dry weather returns to UK following 2nd wettest year

    Thursday 3 January 2013, 11:27

    Paul Hudson Paul Hudson

    UPDATE at 1pm on Mon 7th Jan

    2012 was provisionally 3rd wettest on record according to the England & Wales rainfall series which started in 1766, behind 1872 and 1786. December was also the wettest since 1978 in the same dataset.


    2012 averaged across the UK was the second wettest on record in...

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I worked as a forecaster with the Met Office for nearly 15 years locally and at the international unit, after graduating with first class honours in Geophysics and Planetary physics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1992. I then joined the BBC in October 2007, where I divide my time between forecasting and reporting on stories about climate change and its implications for people's everyday lives.

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