‘Disappointing for June’ temperatures to continue across UK
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by Jamie Grierson
2d ago
Met Office reports tentative signs of building high pressure but forecasts sunny spells and showers for this week There are tentative signs of high pressure building from the west but cool, wet weather is likely to continue across the UK, forecasters say. After a cool and windy weekend, Monday and Tuesday will remain cool for the time of year, the Met Office said, although will feel warmer in sheltered sunshine ..read more
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May and spring were warmest on record in UK, Met Office says
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by PA Media
1w ago
Season’s high temperatures come despite wettest spring since 1986 and the sixth wettest on record The UK had its warmest May and spring on record, despite the wet, dull conditions for many parts of the country, provisional Met Office figures show. The average temperature in May was 13.1C (55.6F), beating the previous record in 2008 by a full 1C, making it the warmest May in records dating back to 1884 ..read more
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UK weather: heavy rain and thunderstorms hit England and Wales
The Guardian | UK Weather
by PA Media
2w ago
Warnings of possible flooding, travel delays and power cuts as Met Office issues yellow warning More than an inch of rain could fall in one hour as thunderstorms lash parts of England and Wales, forecasters have warned. Slow-moving showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop on Sunday afternoon, with 20-30mm of rain predicted. There may also be hail and lightning strikes, with people warned to expect possible flooding, travel delays and power cuts ..read more
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UK weather: clouds and thunderstorms to dampen bank holiday weekend
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by Donna Ferguson
2w ago
Yellow warnings for swathes of England and north Wales on Sunday as Met Office predicts up to 40mm of rain Grey clouds, wet weather and heavy thunderstorms will dampen the bank holiday weekend for many, with yellow warnings in place from midday on Sunday. Although Saturday will remain largely dry and bright, with temperatures reaching as high as 22C in London and south-east England, the late May bank holiday could end in a washout, with “scattered, heavy and thundery downpours” predicted by the Met Office ..read more
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A hardy bunch: visitors at wet Chelsea flower show – in pictures
The Guardian | UK Weather
by Sarah Lee
2w ago
Torrential rain did not stop garden lovers – or Guardian photographer Sarah Lee – from enjoying the 2024 Chelsea flower show on Wednesday ..read more
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UK tourism workers: how is this summer shaping up?
The Guardian | UK Weather
by Guardian community team
3w ago
Do you rent out holiday lets? How many bookings have you had for this year? How does it compare to previous years? With summer just around the corner, many families will have already booked holidays, with plenty opting to stay in the UK. Although visitor numbers to the UK’s top tourist attractions are increasing, they continue to remain stubbornly below pre-pandemic levels ..read more
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Flooding and travel disruption likely with heavy rain across UK
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by PA Media
3w ago
Met Office issues amber warning for next few days, with persistent rain across much of the country ‘Never-ending’ UK rain made 10 times more likely by climate crisis, study says Heavy rain could bring flooding and travel disruption across much of the UK on Wednesday and Thursday with an amber warning issued for part of the country. The Met Office has issued the warning for parts of north Wales and north-west England, including Liverpool and Manchester, for 24 hours from noon on Wednesday ..read more
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‘Never-ending’ UK rain made 10 times more likely by climate crisis, study says
The Guardian | UK Weather
by Damian Carrington Environment editor
3w ago
Winter downpours also made 20% wetter and will occur every three years without urgent carbon cuts, experts warn The seemingly “never-ending” rain last autumn and winter in the UK and Ireland was made 10 times more likely and 20% wetter by human-caused global heating, a study has found. More than a dozen storms battered the region in quick succession between October and March, which was the second-wettest such period in nearly two centuries of records. The downpour led to severe floods, at least 20 deaths, severe damage to homes and infrastructure, power blackouts, travel cancellations, and hea ..read more
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UK weather: warnings of thunderstorms for Northern Ireland and south-west England
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by Charlie Moloney
3w ago
Met Office says downpours could be ‘intense’ on Tuesday, with alerts also covering large parts of Wales Thunderstorm warnings have been issued across south-west England and parts of Northern Ireland for Tuesday that could continue into the evening. The Met Office also said “intense” downpours, with up to 2in (5cm) of rain, could be expected to fall over a few hours in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Plymouth, Somerset, Torbay and in western parts of Northern Ireland ..read more
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UK weather: thunderstorm warnings for Wales and south-west England
The Guardian | UK Weather
by Tom Ambrose
3w ago
Met Office says heavy rain and sudden flooding could occur in affected areas and cause transport disruption Thunderstorm warnings have been issued by the Met Office across England and Wales for Saturday afternoon and continuing into the evening. A yellow weather warning is in place between 1pm and 8pm, covering large parts of Wales and south-west England ..read more
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