Monthly Archives: June 2011

Sunshine and showers? – a challenging forecast

“And today we will see a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers” says the weather forecaster on the TV, as you get ready for work.  This is certainly a phrase that you will hear used quite a lot during the … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 27 June 2011

Following an exclusive visit by Clive Cookson, Science Editor at the Financial Times to the Met Office earlier in the Month the FT Weekend Magazine ran “So will it rain tomorrow?”. This explores the role of the Met Office in … Continue reading

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A year in the life of the Met Office

The Met Office’s Annual Report and Accounts for this year have now been published and are available to view on our website. Detailing our financial performance and business achievements from April 2010 to March 2011, they tell the story of … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 23 June 2011

Following a release from E-ON, using date from the Met Office website – Bognor Regis has been crowned one of the sunniest place in Britain. After studying data from the Met Office, West Sussex has emerged as one of the UK’s … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 20 June 2011

As Wimbledon got underway , as expected the day started fine and bright, but cloud increased through the afternoon and as forecast brought rain by the end of the afternoon. As expected play was suspended due to rain around 5pm. The referee and … Continue reading

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New show for BBC One taps into our weather obsession with the help of the Met Office

‘The Great British Weather’ is a new and live 4 part series for BBC One scheduled to be broadcast this summer. The Met Office have been working very closely with Love Productions, who are making the series for BBC One, providing expert … Continue reading

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A look ahead to the weather at Wimbledon

All eyes will be turning to the sky in SW19 as the Wimbledon Championships get underway on Monday. Met Office forecasts currently indicate that rather wet and windy weather is expected on Monday. Beyond that the recent changeable conditions are likely to … Continue reading

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Met Office strikes ‘Gold’ for corporate responsibility

The Met Office is delighted to announce that it has achieved Gold in Business in the Community’s (BITC) 2011 Corporate Responsibility Index (CRI), the UK’s leading voluntary benchmark of corporate responsibility. Achieving Gold means that the Met Office is able to … Continue reading

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Met Office at Scottish wind energy conferences

Met Office experts will be presenting new ways to maximise wind farm investment at wind energy conferences in Scotland this week in light of the volatility of wind resource over the last year. Weather patterns, and crucially wind speeds, underpin … Continue reading

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The Shipping Forecast is set to music

The Shipping Forecast, produced by the Met Office on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has long been a vital source of information for sailors, but now it has also provided the inspiration for a new musical work. Speaking to the BBC, … Continue reading

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