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UK and London Weather 06/08/12 -12/08/12

This was the penumtimate week of the summer IOP which saw the London Olympics draw to a close, but more importantly (!) saw the Clearflo project being reported on the BBC news. Many thanks to all who contributed. The segment can be viewed online at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19070548 This week saw some fine summer weather but also […]

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UK and London Weather 30/07/2012 – 05/08/2012

This week saw a change towards much more unsettled conditions, due to the retreat of prevailing high pressure conditions, allowing low pressure systems to push in from the north atlantic (see synoptic chart above). There were showers in London and much of the UK throughout the week between partly cloudy skies, with only southern coastal […]

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UK and London Weather 23/07/12 – 29/07/12

The first week of the IOP has seen some potentially very interesting meteorological conditions for observing urban pollution. The experimental period got off to a warm start on Monday the 23rd of July. Light onshore winds kept the coastal regions on the Southeast relatively cool, but inland temperatures quickly reached 28 degrees C by early […]

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Ozone Building Up in the Summer Sun

Our summer observation period is off to a good start. Clearflo measurements of ozone over the past few days measured at the BT Tower and North Kensington sites in London are showing some interesting features: The graph below shows ozone concentrations in parts per billion by volume (ppbv) at both sites. The ozone shows a […]

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UK and London Weather 06/02/2012-12/02/2012

Temperatures have stayed low this past week, with an intense ridge of high pressure remaining of eastern Europe. On Monday the 6th there were widespread patches of snow on the ground, which were conducive to the formation of extensive fog across England. The west of the UK was a little warmer than the east thanks […]

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UK and London Weather 30/01/2012-05/02/2012

We certainly ended the past week on a wintry note across most of the country, but lets take a look back to the 30th of January first. The UK was, and continued to be, under the influence of intense high pressure over eastern Europe, keeping the country in a cold continental airmass that inhibited the […]

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UK and London Weather 23/01/2012-29/01/2012

We kicked off the past week under a flat ridge of high pressure over most of the UK, which brought dry and sunny spells to London on Monday the 23rd. There was a light breeze with the temperature remaining around average for this time of year, maxing out at 9C and dropping to -1C at […]

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UK and London Weather 16/01/2012-22/01/2012

As we began the last week much of Europe was still under the influence of a high pressure system centred over Germany. Monday the 16th had a clear night in London with only some patchy cloud and a chilly Easterly breeze, with the urban temperature dropping down to 1C in some areas. Approaching Wednesday and […]

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Air pollution ‘episode’

The following moderate air pollution episode was observed in London over the past weekend. Hopefully the ClearfLo IOP will produce some interesting data. ‘Moderate’ air pollution incident notification from King’s College London Environmental Research Group Issued: 14:30 Monday 16th January 2012 Summary Settled, cold weather on Saturday 14th January led to a buildup of local […]

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UK and London Weather 09/01/2012-15/01/2012

Hello all, As a student working with Dr Janet Barlow and Dr Omduth Coceal over the course of the Clearflo Project, I thought it would be helpful to provide a brief weekly discussion on the UK-wide and local weather during the course of the IOP’s and how it could potentially be affecting pollution, the Urban […]

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