Weather Review

Sting Jets

What is a sting jet?

A sting jet is an isolated area of particularly strong and damaging wind. A jet of fast-moving, cold, dry air descends from higher in the atmosphere, accelerating as it descends and hits the ground near the centre of the depression.

Armagh Observatory - An Inclement Month theWeather Club Wed, 16/09/2020 - 13:46

The Armagh Observatory has reported that August 2020 was the wettest August in Armagh for 12 years. This summer has also been reported as the dullest for 33 years at the Observatory as well as the wettest for 8 years and the coolest for 5.

August 2020

Weather around the World theWeather Club Wed, 01/04/2020 - 14:47

We are truly a global community at the moment, watching COVID-19 numbers rise and fall, whilst largely confined to our own localities - but what is the weather like elsewhere?


There is a big area of high pressure dominating the weather across Europe at the moment, so things from the UK across into Italy and Croatia are looking fine and settled with plenty of sunshine. 

2019 - A summer to remember theWeather Club Wed, 16/10/2019 - 17:07

In our last weather review we mentioned that June had been quite cool and wet. We posed the question whether June 2019 would beat the record for wettest June for the UK. Looking back and checking the statistics from the Met Office we can say the answer is a resounding “No.” The wettest June record for the UK is still held by 2012. The Met Office statistics show that the total precipitation for June 2012 was 149.0 mm, almost exactly double the average amount for the years 1981-2010 (71.1 mm).

2019 Wet and Soggy June for the UK… so far! theWeather Club Fri, 14/06/2019 - 15:28

If you were hoping the UK’s weather in June would to be similar to last summer, you will be quite disappointed so far.  With the exception of the first few days of June, the month has been cool and very wet, causing flooding and disruption in some parts.

UK Winter Scores 20 °C Daily Maximum for the First Time

The Met Office has announced its analysis of UK weather observations for the winter, and its been a record breaker.  Meteorological winter runs from 1 December to the end of February, and this one featured a daily maximum temperature of 20 °C for the first time since records began, in 1910. The warmest day was recorded in Kew Gardens in London on 26 February with a temperature of 21.2 °C. 

The past 4 years were the warmest on record theWeather Club Mon, 04/03/2019 - 13:10

In a press statement, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed that the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 have been the four warmest years since the modern temperature record began in 1850.

2018 - A Record Breaking Year theWeather Club Mon, 31/12/2018 - 13:50

2018 is set to be the second sunniest year on record in the UK. A recent report by the Met Office, has recorded 1575 hours of sunshine in 2018 on the 27th of December. Although unlikely to beat 2003’s record of 1587 hours, this will be another notable outcome of an already record-breaking year.

Weather around the World - October 2018 theWeather Club Wed, 10/10/2018 - 09:36

With August and September being the peak months for Tropical Cyclones in the North Atlantic (Hurricanes), eastern North Pacific (hurricanes) and western North Pacific (typhoons), there have been a number of storms recently. Of these, Florence, a Category 4 Hurricane, and Mangkhut , a Category 5-equivalent Super Typhoon, have been the most powerful.