Monthly Archives: September 2010

Wet and windy for the Ryder Cup

Our forecasters are predicting a spell of unsettled weather over the coming days, as strong winds and rain sweep across the country. The weather conditions are likely to prove to be a challenge for the golfers at Celtic Manor in … Continue reading

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Royal Society launches new climate guide

The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has today launched a new short guide to the science of climate change.  The guide has been written to summarise the evidence and to clarify the levels of confidence associated with … Continue reading

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Met Office in the News: 28 September 2010

The Daily Express, among others, reports on ‘Snowy night is the coldest in 30 years‘. The cold conditions over last weekend were the result of high pressure, clear skies and a northerly air flow across the UK.  Through the weekend some … Continue reading

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Review of Summer 2010

The UK’s weather is always full of contrasts, and summer 2010 was no exception. The provisional assessment for Summer 2010 saw  mean temperature of 14.6 °C, which is just 0.6 °C above average. Rainfall was 10% above normal overall, but what was most … Continue reading

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Explaining the science of climate change

New web pages which explain the science behind the headlines on climate change have been launched by Government Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Sir John Beddington.  The web pages, produced with the support of leading scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre and … Continue reading

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BBC project to assess accuracy of long-range forecasts

Roger Harrabin spoke on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 this morning about a project to assess the accuracy of long-range forecasts. The Met Office hopes to work with the steering group to input into how this research activity is … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 23 September 2010

The Times has reported on a new piece of research by scientists at the Met Office Hadley Centre, which suggests that summers are likely to be much hotter, despite the fight to limit emissions. In ‘Met Office warns of regular 40C heatwaves’ Ben … Continue reading

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Met Office iPhone app tops one million downloads

More than a million people have downloaded our iPhone app, making it one of the most downloaded non-social media or gaming mobile phone applications in the country. It is believed that its popularity now ranks it within the top five … Continue reading

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Hurricane hat-trick in North Atlantic

Satellite image showing Karl, Igor and Julia on 16 Sept 2010. The first time in 12 years that three hurricanes have existed simultaneously in the Atlantic Tropical cyclone activity is reaching a peak across the globe with the potential for … Continue reading

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Avoiding dangerous climate change: An international perspective

The world will need to make substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions below current levels over the next few decades if the worst impacts of dangerous climate change are to be avoided. This was a key conclusion from UK and … Continue reading

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