Weather

What is the highest UK temperature on record?
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What is the highest UK temperature on record?

All four nations experience hottest days of the year
19 Jul 2021
What are the chances of being hit by lightning?
Lightning
In Depth

What are the chances of being hit by lightning?

Young boy dies after being struck by lightning in Blackpool field
12 May 2021
What to expect from Storm Jorge
Storm, UK Flooding
In Depth

What to expect from Storm Jorge

Many parts of the UK and Ireland are braced for more flooding and 70mph winds
28 Feb 2020
When will the rain stop?
Flooding
In Depth

When will the rain stop?

Met Office forecasts more rainfall in first half of March, potentially exacerbating flooding across the UK
26 Feb 2020
Will Met Office supercomputer finally end UK weather chaos?
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Will Met Office supercomputer finally end UK weather chaos?

New forecasting project will cost £1.2bn of public money
17 Feb 2020
Storm Dennis: what we know
Storm Ciara
In Brief

Storm Dennis: what we know

More wet and windy weather set to hit UK just a week after Storm Ciara
12 Feb 2020
Storm Ciara - in pictures
Storm Ciara
In Depth

Storm Ciara - in pictures

10 Feb 2020
Why it’s raining frozen iguanas in Florida
Iguana
In Brief

Why it’s raining frozen iguanas in Florida

National Weather Service warns of reptiles dropping out of trees as temperatures plummet
22 Jan 2020
Will 2019 be the UK’s coldest winter on record?
Snow, winter
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Will 2019 be the UK’s coldest winter on record?

UK shivers through coldest night of the year
19 Nov 2019
Hurricane Lorenzo: how will it affect the UK?
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Hurricane Lorenzo: how will it affect the UK?

‘Beast of a storm’ to bring 90mph gales and flash flooding
3 Oct 2019
The rainiest day on record in UK
London Rain
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The rainiest day on record in UK

Met Office has issued yellow weather warning
24 Sep 2019
Spain flooding: UK Foreign Office issues travel warning
Spain flooding
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Spain flooding: UK Foreign Office issues travel warning

‘Extreme risk’ alert as two people die in storm sweeping across Valencia, Alicante, Murcia and Almeria
13 Sep 2019
Hurricane Dorian devastation - in pictures
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Hurricane Dorian devastation - in pictures

At least 50 people confirmed dead and thousands more missing
10 Sep 2019
Hurricane Dorian devastation - gallery
A damaged red boat sits on the shore among rubble
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Hurricane Dorian devastation - gallery

At least 50 people killed and thousands more missing
10 Sep 2019
Is another ‘Beast from the East’ around the corner?
Beast from the East UK snow
In Brief

Is another ‘Beast from the East’ around the corner?

Scientists warn of big freeze but forecaster says long-range prediction is ‘nonsensical’
9 Sep 2019
From Atiyah to Willow: how UK storms get their names
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From Atiyah to Willow: how UK storms get their names

British Isles also set to be hit by Kitty, Liam and Dennis in the coming year
6 Sep 2019
Slow hurricanes: the phenomenon baffling scientists
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Slow hurricanes: the phenomenon baffling scientists

Tropical storm Dorian is creeping towards US east coast after stalling over northern Bahamas
5 Sep 2019
West of England and Wales braced for a month’s rain in a day
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West of England and Wales braced for a month’s rain in a day

Met Office weather alert warns of strong winds, flooding and travel disruption
16 Aug 2019
Met Office says UK's hottest years have all been since 2002
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Met Office says UK's hottest years have all been since 2002

Experts say climate change means hot years are ‘the new normal’
31 Jul 2019
‘Put away the duvet’ - UK set for hottest night on record
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‘Put away the duvet’ - UK set for hottest night on record

Forecasters says temperatures will reach 25C in southern England overnight
23 Jul 2019
Record high of 45C expected in France as ‘hell’ arrives
French heatwave
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Record high of 45C expected in France as ‘hell’ arrives

Heatwave set to shatter record temperatures across the continent
26 Jun 2019
Met Office warns of ‘treacherous weather’ as rain lashes UK
UK rain
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Met Office warns of ‘treacherous weather’ as rain lashes UK

Flood warnings, transport disruption and risks to life amid unseasonal downpours
11 Jun 2019
World’s deadliest hurricanes
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World’s deadliest hurricanes

Forecasters expect 13 named storms during this year’s Atlantic hurricane season
30 Apr 2019
Will this be the UK’s hottest February on record?
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Will this be the UK’s hottest February on record?

Record-breaking temperature recorded in west Wales as balmy weather continues
25 Feb 2019
US polar vortex: why is it so cold?
Polar vortex
In Depth

US polar vortex: why is it so cold?

Scientists highlight possible links to climate change as temperatures of -30C hit Chicago and Midwest
1 Feb 2019
Will it snow this week?
Snow
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Will it snow this week?

Met Office says incoming cold snap could see temperatures drop well below zero
15 Jan 2019
Storm Diana: how bad is it?
Storm Eleanor
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Storm Diana: how bad is it?

The high winds and heavy rain began on Tuesday evening and will continue into Thursday
28 Nov 2018
Hurricane Michael leaves at least 19 dead
Category 4 Hurricane Michael has caused widespread damage across Florida’s Panhandle
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Hurricane Michael leaves at least 19 dead

The tropical storm has left trail of ‘complete and total devastation’ in Florida and Georgia
12 Oct 2018
Britain set for Indian summer?
The summer weather at a beach in Weymouth
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Britain set for Indian summer?

Temperatures expected to soar across UK following weekend washout
24 Sep 2018
Super Typhoon Mangkhut: millions directly in storm’s path
Super Typhoon Mangkhut bearing down on Hong Kong and China
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Super Typhoon Mangkhut: millions directly in storm’s path

Philippines begins mass evacuations amid fears of landslides and flash floods in 160mph winds
14 Sep 2018
Rain and strikes set to disrupt August bank holiday plans
Commuters wrestle for space at Clapham Junction
In Depth

Rain and strikes set to disrupt August bank holiday plans

Unsettled weather and engineering works contribute to UK woes over long weekend
23 Aug 2018
Is the UK heatwave over?
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Is the UK heatwave over?

Britain’s scorching weather has come to an abrupt halt over the past couple of days
9 Aug 2018
Rising temperatures linked to increase in suicides
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Rising temperatures linked to increase in suicides

New study says global warning is likely to cause tens of thousands more suicides in coming decades
24 Jul 2018
Heatwave sees 220 treated for sunburn in NI hospitals
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Heatwave sees 220 treated for sunburn in NI hospitals

The Week looks at the best tips to beat the heatwave and cut the cancer risk
20 Jul 2018
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