Veterans from the West Country have attended services in Northern France ahead of the anniversary of D-Day tomorrow.
It's been a poignant day, with many of them marching through the streets. David Wood reports from Normandy.
Veterans have started arriving in Northern France ahead of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on Friday.
With so many of them in their 90s it may well be the last time they get the chance to make the journey. David Wood reports.
We've a fascinating insight now into the role the Met Office played in the lead up to the D-Day landings, which took place 70 years ago this week.
Historic charts in the National Meteorological archive in Exeter show how their forecasting played a crucial part in helping to determine the success of the landings. Richard Lawrence reports.
As we bask in the hottest day of the year so far, our cameraman Steve Codling has been out on Weymouth seafront, filming people taking advantage of the sunshine.
Sit back and enjoy 40 seconds of fine weather (and hope it lasts a bit longer)
Ian Axton interviews Prof Adam Scaife, one of the experts at the weather conference at the Met Office in Exeter. He talks about what could be behind the series of wet summers we've been facing.
Exeter has been the venue for a gathering of some of the country's leading climate experts as they try to work out what's happening with our weather.
Cold springs, wet summers and some extreme weather events have left forecasters scratching their heads about what's behind it.
Has summer finally arrived? It’ll feel like it this week as warm air is drawn up from the near continent. Airflow is bringing warmer air.Read the full story ›
Snow or sleet now falls on the UK an average of 33 days a year according to figures from the Met Office between 1971 and 2000.
Meteorologists and scientists meet this afternoon at the Met Office to discuss recent, unusual weather patterns in the UK.
The Met Office records the most extreme weather as follows:
- March 2013: Coldest since 1962
- April 2012: Wettest ever on record
- Spring 2012: Warmest ever
- Highest daily maximum temperature record: 38.5C, August, 10, 2003, Faversham (Kent)
- Lowest daily minimum temperature record: -27.2C, February 11, 1895, Braemar (Aberdeenshire)
- Highest 24-hour rainfall totals for a rainfall day: (0900-0900 GMT): 279mm, July 18, 1955, Martinstown (Dorset)
- Gust speed: 142mph, February 13, 1989, Fraserburgh (Aberdeenshire)
- Snow: Between 22 January and 17 March, 1947 snow fell every day somewhere in the country
Leading scientists and meteorologists will meet later today at the Met Office to discuss the UK's unusual weather patterns in recent years.Read the full story ›