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Met Office: Medal for Met mathematician

A leading Met Office climate scientist has been awarded the Copernicus Medal, a prestigious international award for pioneering research. Professor Adam Scaife, Head of Monthly to Decadal Prediction at the Met Office – who is also Professor of applied mathematics …

2018-07-18 13:30   Click to comment

Met Office: The summer so far

As we are all aware this summer has been hot and dry so far and there has been much speculation comparing the season so far to record-breaking summers of the past. But has it been as hot and dry as …

2018-07-17 13:50   Click to comment

Met Office: Leaving no stone unturned in hurricane preparedness

With hurricanes developing in the Atlantic Basin, Gavin Iley, Met Office Head of International Crisis Management & Resilience, provides a personal account of how the Met Office works tirelessly to ensure its hurricane advice is ‘useful, useable and used’. Earlier …

2018-07-06 12:05   Click to comment

Met Office: An update on a record breaking June

On Monday 2nd July we released our provisional climate statistics for June: an exceptional month resulting in a number of new climate records, including the warmest June on record for Wales and Northern Ireland. A provisional national high temperature record …

2018-07-05 14:02   Click to comment

Met Office: A warm and dry June so far

As we reach the mid-point in June, statistics for the UK as a whole show that the weather has been warm and dry for many with temperatures over 1 degree above average so far and rainfall just 33% of the …

2018-06-19 13:45   Click to comment

Met Office: Will summer be a washout or a scorcher?

The Met Office has recently released its contingency planners’ outlook covering the period for June, July and August, with some sources suggesting this is predicting a summer heatwave. But what does this early look at what might be in store …

2018-06-11 13:12   Click to comment

Met Office: Met Office temperature records – what do we monitor and how far do they go back?

May saw more than its normal share of fine sunny days and notably high temperatures, reaching a peak of 28.7 Celsius at Northolt on 7th May to coincide with the early May bank holiday. That was just one place on …

2018-06-07 10:12   Click to comment

Met Office: Cyclone Mekunu closes in on Oman

In the two months prior to the onset of the Indian monsoon in early June, cyclones occasionally form in the North Indian Ocean. This year so far has seen the formation of two cyclones in the region – Sagar and …

2018-05-24 14:36   Click to comment

Met Office: A spring freeze and a bank holiday to please

It’s a testament to how often British Bank Holidays disappoint that, in the 40 years since it was introduced, temperatures had never exceeded 23.6 C on the early May Bank Holiday Monday. At least, not until this year, says Aidan …

2018-05-14 14:57   Click to comment

Met Office: Scotland highlights weather contrasts during the first half of April

So far April’s weather is highlighting a month of contrasts, and perhaps nowhere is this contrast more apparent than in Scotland. Between 1-15 April, parts of Scotland have seen both the most and least rainfall of any station in the …

2018-04-17 10:53   Click to comment

Met Office: 100 years of women in public service – past, present and future

Earlier this year a Suffrage Flag began travelling around the UK to government departments and agencies to increase national awareness and mark the 100 years since women got the right to vote. We were delighted to host the flag at …

2018-04-04 14:20   Click to comment

Met Office: Weather ready, Climate smart

Weather-Ready, Climate-Smart’ is the theme for World Meteorological Day being marked around the globe today. As the UK’s national meteorological service, we’re at the forefront of weather and climate science, with wide-ranging capabilities and areas of cutting edge expertise used …

2018-03-23 12:01   Click to comment

Met Office: Watch this space!

Space weather is just the environmental conditions in space that can have an effect on Earth. The most recognisable and visible of these is arguably the auroras (Northern and Southern Lights). However, as well as these spectacular natural phenomena, space …

2018-03-23 10:09   Click to comment

Met Office: La Niña cools 2018 CO₂ forecast, but it will remain close to a record year

The Met Office has released its annual forecast of the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration for the coming year. Carbon dioxide will continue to rise as a direct consequence of emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation. But, in …

2018-03-22 10:58   Click to comment

Met Office: Will cold conditions return?

With two cold events already this month bringing freezing conditions and snow to the UK, some are beginning to question whether there may be further cold weather this Easter. Met Office long-range forecasting expert Jeff Knight said: “It is too …

2018-03-21 14:24   Click to comment

Met Office: International Women’s Day

Stephen Belcher, Met Office Chief Scientist We are joining organisations from around the world in marking International Women’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women and to support a call to action to accelerate gender parity. As the …

2018-03-08 10:13   Click to comment


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