Monthly Archives: May 2011

Met Office welcomes findings of Transport Select Committee

The Met Office welcomes the findings of the Transport Select Committee and its acknowledgement of the quality of our short range forecasts provided during November and December of last year. The Transport Select Committee has also recommended additional funding for … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 09 May 2011

A story about the  forecast for the Royal Wedding provided by the Met Office was published by the Sunday Express this weekend.  The story, however, fails to accurately review the forecast that was actually provided for the wedding, and as … Continue reading

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What is a ‘Spanish Plume’?

There has been a lot of talk about warm weather expected across parts of England again this weekend.  Temperatures are forecast to reach the mid to high 20’s C on Friday and into the weekend, bringing the risk of thundery … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 04 May 2011

There has been widespread coverage of the April climate statistics following what has been the warmest and 11th driest April on record. The Met Office appeared on the BBC One, Six and Ten O’Clock News as well as the News … Continue reading

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Met Office teams up with t-shirt manufacturer

The Met Office has teamed up with Rapanui, an eco-fashion company, to create a range of weather related T-shirts just in time for summer. The Met Office eco clothing collection is made from organic cotton in an ethical, wind powered … Continue reading

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Warm and dry April recorded

Provisional Met Office climate figures for April 2011 indicate that the month is the warmest on record with many parts of the UK seeing temperatures 3 to 5 °C warmer than normal. The month is also the 11th driest April … Continue reading

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