Met Office
03/26/2017 at 17:51. Facebook
We are going to say goodbye to the high pressure from this weekend that has brought so much sunshine, and hello to lower pressure with spells of rain. Despite the showery rain at times there will still be some sunshine through this coming week and it will feel warm, especially in the south-east, thanks to south-westerly winds. Here's the big picture for the coming week:
Met Office
03/25/2017 at 11:05. Facebook
Don't forget the clocks go forward tonight at 1am, marking the start of British Summer Time and lighter evenings!
Met Office
03/24/2017 at 12:21. Facebook
On our final day of #cloudweek, here’s something to try at the weekend! How to make a #cloud in a bottle!
Met Office
03/23/2017 at 12:02. Facebook
A number of new clouds have been named as World Meteorological Day is marked around the globe!

New Clouds named in WMO Cloud Atlas
Met Office
03/23/2017 at 09:40. Facebook
It’s #WorldMetDay! Join us and World Meteorological Organization to learn more about the long-awaited International #Cloud Atlas! [ Link ]
Met Office
03/22/2017 at 11:10. Facebook
☁Clouds are amazing!☁

Got a great cloud photo? Share it with us during #CloudWeek and you could be featured on our page!

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Music: We Remain by Cocolixe
Met Office
03/21/2017 at 12:11. Facebook
Spring in Scotland ❄

Did you know it's not unusual to see snow at the start of #Spring. In fact, on average we see more days of snow falling in March than December!

Video: Ray Wallace
Met Office
03/21/2017 at 10:05. Facebook
Unusual Altocumulus clouds spotted by Members of Manchester Astronomical Society over the weekend which looks like a hand!

These clouds might have been formed by mountains waves at that level in the atmosphere. Mountain waves help to develop distinct ‘wave-like’ appearances in the cloud due to the effects of the mountains generating a ‘rolling’ turbulence.

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To celebrate World Meteorological Day on Thursday, we’re doing a whole week of cloud based content! Join us for a week of cloud themed facts, experiments and explainers!

☁Get involved and share your favourite pictures of clouds and we might feature the best ones!☁
Today is the start of #spring in the astronomical calendar and is marked by the #equinox!

10 bizarre facts you probably didn't know about spring
❄ Turning colder for all this week, after a rather mild weekend ❄

Rain will be replaced by a mixture of sunshine and heavy showers, these turning wintry at times

Before it becomes drier later in the week, particularly in the North, but it will remain on the chilly side
Did you know? Today is the #equilux which means we have 12 hours of daylight and days will now be longer than nights.

Find out more about why this is different to the equinox at [ Link ]
There’s been some media speculation that a storm which bought snow and blizzard conditions to the United States is now heading towards the UK. Whilst this makes great headlines, it is not quite the case. Our blog takes a closer look.

Will ‘Storm Stella’ affect the UK?
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Why will the jet stream bring a change in the weather this week?

Currently it is to the north of us, which is why it's so warm. As it pushes south, things will turn cooler and more unsettled later this week.
This week's looking changeable - it'll be a mostly dry start and warm in the south

However frontal systems will gradually push in off of the Atlantic bringing #cloud, #rain and strong winds for Scotland, but there'll be some drier and brighter interludes around too!
Stunning example of a 22° Halo from Mike Bolam.

Haloes require ice crystals to form - either from high cirrus cloud or free falling crystals. Typically sunlight or moonlight is reflected by ice crystals producing a white halo. However, if the light rays strike the light at a particular angle, some light may be refracted. In such situations the halo will have a faint colouration.

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Will we see a freezing Easter and icy May for the UK? Our blog addresses recent headlines

What weather can we expect for Easter and May?