A varied April comes to a warm conclusion
April 2019 will be remembered for a combination of both cold and very warm conditions; the latest statistics show that the warmer spells boosted UK mean temperatures to provisionally 1°C above the long-term average when looking at the month as a whole.
After a cold, and in some places wet, start to the month, many will remember the exceptionally warm and sunny weather across the UK over the Easter weekend. A number of records were broken including it being the hottest Easter Monday on record in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Over the Easter weekend a total of 18 weather stations across the UK broke their April temperature records.
The Isle of Wight was the area with the highest average temperature, 10.2°C, with Middlesex, Cornwall and Anglesey closely following. The highest temperature recorded was 25.8°C at Treknow in Cornwall on 19th April. Scotland was also notably warm when compared to the long-term 1981-2010 average with mean temperatures 1.4°C higher for the month.
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Professor Alan Thorpe appointed to Met Office Board05/11/2019 13:47:00
Business and Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom MP has appointed Professor Alan Thorpe as a non-executive director to the Met Office Board.
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Chair appointed to Public Weather Service Customer Group05/11/2019 10:47:00
Minister of State Chris Skidmore MP has appointed Duncan Potts as Chair of the Public Weather Service Customer Group.
Met Office climate projections helping to inform the future of Great Britain’s farming30/10/2019 13:15:00
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Amber rain warning for parts of South Wales25/10/2019 13:15:00
Through today (Fri) and much of Saturday a weather system will bring heavy and persistent rain to many places, especially in western and some central parts of the UK.
How will Storm Lorenzo affect the UK?02/10/2019 12:37:00
Our partner Met Éireann named Storm Lorenzo on Wednesday morning, (the first named storm of the 2019/2020 season named after the hurricane it started as) issuing yellow and orange wind and rain warnings for the Republic of Ireland
Will Hurricane Lorenzo affect the UK?01/10/2019 14:33:00
Lorenzo will arrive in the UK and Ireland as an ex-hurricane later this week, bringing very strong winds and heavy rain to western areas of the UK.