Monthly Archives: March 2011

Climate Change Guide: What is Climate?

To understand climate change, it’s important to recognise the difference between weather and climate. The video below explains what our climate is and how this relates to climate change. You can find out more information on climate and climate change … Continue reading

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Bang Goes the Winter Weather

A special hour-long edition of Bang Goes the Theory, exploring winter weather will be broadcast on BBC One at 8pm this evening. The Met Office provided science advice and guidance as well as facts and figures about the weather over … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 09 March 2011

On Tuesday BAA provided evidence to the transport committee on the winter weather, in which BAA, Heathrow’s owner, told MPs its winter weather plan was overwhelmed when at least 9cm reports the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph. News coverage widely … Continue reading

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Why our obsession with the weather could help save the planet

The Met Office has been working on behalf of Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) at the Natural History Museum to encourage learning about weather and climate change. The As part of OPAL the Met Office is coordinating a climate survey, an … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung (at least for meteorologists)

By the beginning of March, the longest winter nights have passed in the northern hemisphere for another year as the day length increases ahead of the equinox later in the month. Meteorologically, spring begins on 1st March and ends on … Continue reading

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