Monthly Archives: October 2010

Winter Forecast?

Several newspapers have reported today that the Met Office is predicting a mild winter. As was widely reported earlier in the year, following public research, the Met Office no longer issues long-range forecasts for the general public, instead providing a monthly outlook … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 27 Oct 2010

Over recent days there has been a great deal of coverage regarding the chilly conditions across parts of Britain.  The Daily Telegraph, reports that Frozen Britain braves coldest October night for 17 years. Many parts of northern Britain had a … Continue reading

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Walkers crisps work with Met Office for latest promotion

Walkers crisps are launching a new promotion at the moment highlighting the importance of the British weather for their potatoes.  The promotion allows the public, having got a voucher code from a packet of Walkers crisps, to log on to the … Continue reading

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Met Office in the media: 14 October 2010

The Daily Mail has reported that we are planning to make changes to our team of weather presenters at the BBC. The Met Office is pleased to have secured the BBC contract to deliver weather services across TV, radio, on line and … Continue reading

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Weather presenters

It has been reported today in the media that we will be making changes to our team of weather presenters at the BBC. Earlier this year the Met Office secured the BBC contract to deliver weather services across TV, radio, on-line … Continue reading

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Charting past climate with the help of ships logs

Voyages of World War One Royal Navy warships are being used to help scientists understand the climate of the past and unearth new historical information, with help from the public. Visitors to the website OldWeather.org, which launches today, are being … Continue reading

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Last weekend’s weather

Sunday’s forecast was pretty much spot on with the low cloud clearing as expected giving most areas a glorious boost to the weekend with the temperature reaching 21C in many places. However, it is fair to say that our forecast … Continue reading

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Hurricane expert interviewed on Twitter

On Wednesday 13 October we will be talking to one of our tropical storm experts, Dr. Jyotika Virmani, about what tropical storms are and how we forecast them. The interview will take place on our Twitter feed at 16:30 (UK … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 05 October 2010

Scottish media have widely welcomed the joint Met Office/SEPA flood forecasting service for Scotland Following the announcement of funding by the Scottish Government in an attempt to protect lives and homes from devastating water damage.  The Scotsman reported how the service would … Continue reading

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A cold winter forecast?

There have been a number of stories in the media today (see the bottom of this post for a selection) reporting on the chance that we may be in for another cold weather across the UK. There has also been some confusion as to … Continue reading

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