Why was 2012 so wet?

2012 was by no means a ‘normal’ year. The jet stream (a band of winds high up in the atmosphere) tended to lie to the south of the UK through much of 2012 and as result low pressure systems bringing rain and strong winds were tracked across the UK from the Atlantic.

Why is the jet stream stuck over UK?

High pressure developed close to the UK and became persistent, blocking the progress of rain-bearing weather systems. But as April turned to May, that blocking area of high pressure drifted away and settled over eastern Europe.

Is the jet stream stuck over UK?

The reverse is true in summer, where there tends to be a smaller temperature difference. The position of the jet stream typically ends up to the north of the UK and we see calmer, drier weather.

Which jet stream affects UK?

Summary of the Jet Stream and the weather it creates: If the polar front jet is situated over the UK we will experience wetter and windier than average weather. If the polar front jet has a large amplification then cold air will travel further south than average and warm air will travel further north than average.

Is 2020 the wettest summer on record?

2020 has been a year of extremes with the wettest February on record, the sunniest spring, a heatwave in the summer and a day in October breaking rainfall records….More videos on YouTube.

Rainfall mm
% compared to average
Sunshine Hours
% compared to average

Is this the wettest July on record UK?

The Isle of Wight had its seventh wettest July on record – and its wettest since 1920 – with 115.4mm of rain, while parts of London recorded more than double the average rainfall they’d expect in the month….Heatwave helps mark fifth warmest July on record.

Provisional July 2021 England
Sunshine (hours) 200.7
Rainfall (mm) 78.3

Why is it so wet in the UK at the moment?

Why is it so wet this May? We are experiencing a great deal more rain than usual for this time of year because of the UK’s low pressure, which is keeping unstable conditions in place. Low pressures in the summer can be dangerous, as they cause the sort of devastating flooding Britain saw in both 2007 and 2012.

What happens if the jet stream stops?

Without a jet, then, the whole pattern of global temperatures would be different, with the air cooling much more gradually across the latitudes. One of the clearest features of Earth’s climate, the striking temperature difference between equator and poles, would be gone.

Do planes fly in the jet stream does it affect air travel?

Jet streams are so helpful in air travel. The jet stream sits in the mid to upper troposphere; this is about five to nine miles up at levels where planes fly. The strong winds of the jet stream can provide a boost of speed for aircraft traveling from west to east, cutting down travel time.

Which is the warmest city in UK?

Seven of the hottest places in the UK to enjoy warm weather this…

  1. The Isles of Scilly. The Isles of Scilly is home to tropical temperatures and white sand beaches (
  2. London.
  3. Eastbourne.
  4. Cambridge.
  5. West Sussex, Bognor Regis.
  6. East Sussex, Hastings.
  7. Wales, Tenby.

What’s the driest place in the UK?

A new study has shown that Dundee is the ‘driest city’ in the UK, with less recorded rainfall than any other part of the country. The report, compiled by gas supplier Flogas, has shown that the City of Discovery experienced the lowest number of rainy days between October and March, at just 11 per month.

What’s the name of the jet stream above the UK?

The jet stream above the UK is called the Polar Jet Stream. The Jet Stream plays a large role when it comes to the weather across the UK, so from here you can view the latest jet stream forecast right out to 16 days in 3 hour timesteps.

How long does the Jetstream forecast last UK?

Jetstream Forecast. The jetstream plays a large role when it comes to the weather across the UK, so from here you can view the latest jetstream forecast right out to 16 days in 3 hour timesteps.

Why is there a change in the jet stream?

The cause has been the unusually southerly location of the jet stream, a high-altitude belt of wind; but it is expected to move northwards soon. This should bring more normal summer weather – probably in time for the Olympics.

Why is the jet stream called the polar jet stream?

The Jet Stream is a narrow band of fast flowing air at high altitudes. Usually the jet stream marks the boundary between the cold polar air to the north and warmer air to south. The jet stream above the UK is called the Polar Jet Stream.