UK weather: Wales basks in highest ever bank holiday temperature | UK news

UK weather: Wales basks in highest ever bank holiday temperature | UK news

The UK basked in late summer sunshine as temperatures rose above 30C (86F) and reached a record-breaking bank holiday high in Wales. Temperatures soared to 27.4C in Gogerddan, near Aberystwyth, surpassing the bank holiday record set in 2013 in Velindre, Powys. The Met Office expects the UK bank holiday temperature record to be broken this […]

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Weatherwatch: will forecasts be accurate to 17 days in the future? | News

Weatherwatch: will forecasts be accurate to 17 days in the future? | News

Much as we might mock our weather forecasts, meteorologists are now pretty darn accurate. Today’s three-day weather forecasts are on average more reliable than a one-day forecast was in the 1980s, and even a seven-day forecast is respectable. So will we be tuning in to the 17-day forecast by 2050? To try to answer this […]

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Country diary: the west wind carries a note of change | Environment

Country diary: the west wind carries a note of change | Environment

Where did it come from, this sense of something shifting, that the year had turned its face? The short answer was out of the west, a fresh breeze rather than a wild wind, not quite Shelley’s “trumpet of a prophecy”, although there were omens aplenty, even within the shelter of Coombs Dale’s steep banks: field […]

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UK weather forecast - August Bank Holiday getaway warning – as ‘record' heatwave increases your chance of a breakdown

UK weather forecast – August Bank Holiday getaway warning – as ‘record’ heatwave increases your chance of a breakdown

BRITS are gearing up for a 33C heatwave which could smash the UK’s record for the hottest ever August Bank Holiday. But as millions prepare to take to the road for short breaks, experts have warned the hot weather could cause more breakdowns. 5 Experts have warned the soaring temperatures could cause more breakdownsCredit: Alamy […]

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UK weather forecast - Temperature to PLUMMET to 2C in parts tonight as more 'severe' thunderstorms batter Britain, Met Office warns

UK weather forecast – Temperature to PLUMMET to 2C in parts tonight as more ‘severe’ thunderstorms batter Britain, Met Office warns

TONIGHT may be a night for pyjamas and an extra blanket as the temperatures are set to drop to 2C. As well as a chill, the Met Office warned that ‘severe’ thunderstorms are heading our way. 5 According to Aidan McGivern from Met Office, the north and east will drop to single figures and in […]

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A father and son escaped after a three tonne oak tree toppled onto their van in 60mph winds in Ringwood, Hampshire

UK weather: Britain is set to endure two MORE weeks of rain

Parts of Britain could see a further fortnight of rain as the country surveys the damage caused by strong winds.  The Met Office expects this week to remain ‘unsettled and changeable’, with more rain on the way by the weekend and into next week as the jet stream stays close to the country. Forecasters issued […]

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Winds and floods cause travel disruption for second day | UK news

Winds and floods cause travel disruption for second day | UK news

Rail passengers have endured a second day of disruption, this time caused by severe winds and flooding rather than power outages. After travellers recovered from delays of up to 12 hours on Friday following the National Grid failure, weather caused chaos in the national rail network, ports and roads. The most high-profile victim was the […]

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UK weather: heavy rain and strong winds disrupt rail network | UK news

UK weather: heavy rain and strong winds disrupt rail network | UK news

More than 70mm of rain fell in Cumbria on Saturday as the country was struck by unseasonable heavy rain and strong winds. The Met Office said the wettest part of the country was Spadeadam where 71.4mm fell on Saturday. This compares with an August average of 82.4mm in the region. Two weather warnings are still […]

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