Tag Archive | "Met Office"

Barbecue Britain?

Saturday, May 2, 2009

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After two wash-outs in 2007/8, the Met office has put its reputation on the line by suggesting that summer 2009 will be a temperature busting one – reaching 30c. This is well above average and combined with their prediction of low rainfall with a number of small heatwaves, it is looking good for gardeners – […]

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Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

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Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get!

How apt these words from Robert Heinlein were today! Woke up to brilliant sunshine and temperatures of 20c but, as I took a train and carbon free boat ride to the Hampton Court Flower Show, the weather changed. Great big clouds moved across the sky casting a shadow over the 25 acre show ground. By […]

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Met Office highlights Climate Change at Hampton Court

Monday, July 7, 2008

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The Met Office have published the following key facts about climate change and gardening . These support everything that I talk about on this blog and at http://www.globalgardening.org Faster: UK gardeners cut their lawns almost two weeks earlier than they did in 2001. Slower: The yield of fruit trees is reduced when the buds fail […]

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Met Office to forecast rain much earlier

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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Met Office to forecast rain much earlier

With the UK at increasing risk of monsoon rainfall due to climate change, the Met Office is channelling a large proportion of its£10 million research programme in 2008 into finding ways of predicting extreme rainfall – this time last year the UK received the largest combined rainfall since records began in 1766. A new computer […]

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