Met Office in the Media: 14 June 2011

The Met Office in partnership with NOAA continues to develop a partnership to respond to ‘space weather’ reports the Western Morning News in ‘Met Office in new move for space weather forecasting’ and the Independent in ”Controlled’ power cuts likely as Sun storm threatens national grid‘.  This followed an announcement last month by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama about the growing partnership between the Met Office and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service in working toward the delivery of space weather alerts.

The Daily Mail today report ‘Scorching summer weather set to be a washout’, in which a rather unsettled outlook is forecast by the Met Office.  This is in contrast to forecasts provided by other forecasters in early June that said we were heading for a fine June. The Met Office refuted such ‘flaming June’ predictions came from us at the time – highlighting a change to more unsettled conditions, with a mix of rain or showers, separated by drier and brighter interludes, in the Daily Mail at the very beginning of this month.

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