Monthly Archives: July 2010

Met Office in the News: 29 July 2010

Following a press briefing yesterday on the publication of the 2009 state of the climate report the most national media have reported on the latest observations consistent with a warming world.  The Daily Telegraph reported that global warming evidence is … Continue reading

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Unmistakable signs of a warming world

The 2009 State of the Climate report released today by US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration draws on data from ten key climate indicators that all point to the same finding: the scientific evidence that our world is warming is … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 28 July 2010

There has been media interest following a call from Jersey Tourism for the BBC to include the Channel Islands on national weather forecasts. To clarify our position, the Met Office supplies weather services to the BBC, including the data on … Continue reading

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Why is it more challenging to predict the weather in summer?

As the school holidays get going across all of the UK now , I thought it would be worth asking our Chief Meteorologist, Ewen McCallum the question “Why is it more challenging to predict the weather in summer?” This is … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 22 July 2010

The heavy showers affecting much of the country are continuing to generate media interest across the UK. The Scotsman reported that July’s average rain falls in a day in parts of Perth and this was not the only location to … Continue reading

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Forecasting the weather for days out

The next couple of weeks or so sees a range of events across the UK where the weather may play a part. The Met Office is providing event specific forecasts on our website to make sure you can make the … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 21 July 2010

Torrential rain caused local flooding across parts of Wales and England yesterday, before pushing north across parts of Scotland overnight. This followed the issue of severe weather warnings for very heavy rain across these areas yesterday.  The BBC reported on … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 20 June 2010

Heavy rain across parts of the UK has generated widespread interest, with the media again focusing on the contrast between warm and relatively dry conditions in the south east and very heavy rain in the north west. The sun reported  … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 16 July 2010

The Guardian and many other national media covered the launch of a Google Earth layer showing the impacts of an average temperature rise of 4 deg C. The application has been developed using climate projections from the Met Office Hadley … Continue reading

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St Swithin’s Day

Tomorrow is St. Swithin’s Day and if legend be believed if it rains tomorrow then it shall rain for the next 40 days.  Of course, as with most weather lore there is little truth behind this.  Since the start of … Continue reading

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