Met Office: UK extreme weather 'not unprecedented'

The Met Office has said that none of the extreme seasonal weather is unprecedented
The Met Office has said that none of the extreme seasonal weather is unprecedented Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

The Met Office has said that none of the extreme seasonal weather is unprecedented but it's an unusual occurrence worth investigating.

The slow evolution of the Atlantic Ocean with its change in temperature affects the flow of the jet stream - and that's why we've had bad summers recently.

In a cycle of twenty years, there will be only some good summers amongst them.

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Threat of more bad UK summers

The Met Office says none of the extreme seasonal weather is unprecedented, and not necessarily the result of climate change. But a summit concluded the UK could be in line for many more bad summers.