Monthly Archives: July 2010

Impact of a global temperature rise of 4 deg C.

Today sees the launch of a new Google Earth layer that will allow you to see the impacts of an average rise in global temperatures of 4 degrees Celsius, building on a successful interactive map that was launched last year. … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 14 July 2010

Planet Earth reports on a joint project between the Met Office and the National Oceanographic Centre where scientists revamp open ocean observatory. The aim of the improvements of the observations is to help scientists understand the impact of environmental change … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 12 July 2010

As predicted over the weekend the south and east of England saw the hottest temperatures of the year so far.  A high of 31.7 C was recorded at Gravesend on Friday. Coverage in the national papers, including the Daily Telegraph continued … Continue reading

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Met Office in the News: 9 July 2010

Many national news papers have run stories on the Met Office issuing a heat-health advisory yesterday. The Guardian leads with Weekend heatwave sparks Met Office health warning, while the Daily Express informs its readers of the 90F heat danger warning.  … Continue reading

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First ‘Heat-Health’ alert of the summer

East Anglia, London and south east England have been put on Heat-Health alert as hot temperatures are forecast over the next couple of days.  Temperatures will peak across East Anglia and south east England during Friday and Saturday, where highs of … Continue reading

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Met Office in the News: 8 July 2010

Summary Various national newspapers and industry magazines reported on the Met Office being awarded the contract to continue to supply weather services to the BBC. The daily mail provided further coverage of the hosepipe ban coming into force across parts … Continue reading

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Met Office wins BBC Weather contract

The BBC has announced today that it has appointed the Met Office to supply its weather services following a competitive tender. The new contract means we will continue to supply weather services to the BBC. This includes the data on … Continue reading

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Grand Prix weather

Hot on the heels of two spot on forecasts for the Glastonbury weekend and Wimbledon fortnight, we are now providing forecasts on our website for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend. Available from our new online events calendar, … Continue reading

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Met Office joins with US institute to further research

The Met Office has joined forces with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to take forward a new set of collaborations involving weather and climate research and the technologies that underpin it. The agreement will enable the two countries to … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 5 July 2010

Summary There is still a good deal of interest in the ongoing settled weather across England and Wales and it’s causes. The Daily Mail explored The Weather divide between north and south on Saturday. Further reports today in various media outlets, including … Continue reading

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