Monthly Archives: July 2011

Met Office celebrates 150 years of forecasting for the Nation

Monday 1st of August 2011 is a very special day for the Met Office.  We will be celebrating 150 years of forecasting for the nation, marking the anniversary of the first ever public weather forecast appearing in print. Starting with the lines “general … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 29 July 2011

There have been a lot of news reports today (Express, Mirror, Telegraph) about the spell of fine weather we are seeing at the moment in contrast to the rather disappointing weather we had seen earlier in July.  The fine weather looks set for … Continue reading

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Biodiversity award for the Met Office

The Met Office has become one of only a handful of organisations to achieve a prestigious benchmark for protecting and promoting biodiversity at its Exeter HQ. From creating wildflower meadows to introducing bee hives, the award marks years of work to … Continue reading

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Dangerous Heat Wave Continues Across Much of Central and Eastern US

The United States National Weather Service has said that the dangerous heat wave that has lead to a number of deaths is expected to continue across much of the central and eastern United States, with excessive heat and humidity expanding into the Ohio … Continue reading

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Science and Technology Select Committee to explore Met Office Science

At its meeting on 18 July 2011 the Science and Technology Science Committee agreed to hold an inquiry into Science in the Met Office. The Committee is focusing on the Met Office Public Weather Service remit and on its science … Continue reading

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Any truth in St Swithin’s weather folklore?

St Swithin’s Day, if it does rain Full forty days, it will remain St Swithin’s Day, if it be fair For forty days, t’will rain no more So the rhyme goes for St Swithin’s Day on 15 July which must … Continue reading

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Met Office supporting BBC ‘The Great British Weather’ Show

The Met Office will be behind the scenes of the new BBC magazine show ‘The Great British Weather’ which starts tonight on BBC One at 7.30pm. The Great British Weather is an interactive live series set to tap in to … Continue reading

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88 degree heatwave or a cool and dull summer? You decide

Despite reports in the media that we are heading toward the coolest and dullest summer for the last 20 years, we here at the Met Office have made no such claim. The fact of the matter is that it is … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 01 July 2011

The Independent has today reported about a partnership between the Met Office and NCAR and other leading climate scientists to investigate exceptional weather events to see whether they can be attributable to global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions. In ‘Extreme … Continue reading

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