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Contrasting weather, looking for some good news

It's not good being a weatherman when you can't bring good news. I know many of you, mostly in Scotland, parts of northern England and Ireland are really struggling with the unsettled spell of weather we are currently in, and I know how important it is that we spot the weather

5 Week Ahead Weather Things to Know

Monday sees the continuation of blustery showers for many as a breezy westerly flow prevails. A more organised band of rain may bring some outbreaks of thunder across Wales and central and southern parts of England. Higher pressure building over England brings a dry and sunny day to central

High Pressure on the Way?

As I'm sure you're all aware by now we've got an area of low pressure off to the north of the UK dominating proceedings over the British Isles for the next few days. (See the chart from the CFS below.) However, there are signs in the forecast of higher pressure starting

High Seas West of Ireland on Saturday

With a deep area of low pressure to the north of the British Isles, a prevailing westerly wind has been affecting (and will continue to affect) western parts of Ireland. This wind has had a long fetch over the North Atlantic which has allowed wave heights to really build up.

5 Weekend Weather Things to Know

It's going to be wet & windy for most of us this weekend so here are 5 "things to know" for the coming few days. We have an area of low pressure moving in from the Atlantic to the northwest of the UK on Friday. Through Saturday and Sunday it

Met Office Early Winter 2019/2020 Forecasts

The UK Met Office seasonal guidance forecast have been updated going through to January 2020. They make for interested viewing, especially the pressure anomaly chart. This is the precentage probability of pressure falling into one of three categories; above nromal, near normal and below normal in the three months of Novemver, December

ECMWF 46-day through end of September

After such unsettled weather to close out July and start August the focus has been on spotting improvements ahead. The signs are that we should begin to see pressure rise next week, after we have got rid of a deep area of low pressure this weekend. But how long will the improvement

Autumn NAO & AO forecast raising some eyebrows

It's interesting to see how remarkably neutral the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is forecast to be as we enter the time of year when the index becomes useful again. That would indicate that the westerly flow across the Atlantic, and the current westerliness in the weather pattern is forecast to continue

5 Week Ahead Weather Things to Know

Here are 5 "things to know" for this coming week ahead. Unsettled conditions are here to stay for now as low pressure is never far from the British Isles this week. Most areas will see outbreaks of rain and/or showers at some point this week. The heaviest rain expected over

Look Back at July

The Met Office have released their preliminary statistics for July 2019 and there's no real surprises in what they're telling us! I'll summarise the key points for you below. When taken as a whole, the UK was warmer, wetter and sunnier than average throughout July when compared to the baseline period