Monthly Archives: August 2011

Play the Met Office online weather game – can you beat the top score?

The Met Office, along with the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge, has launched an online weather forecasting game. By playing the game, you’ll be helping us understand the best way of presenting probability in weather forecasts. Liz Stephens from the University … Continue reading

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Last chance to enter our weather photo competition

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Met Office in the News: 30 August 2011

There have been reports today that the Met Office have said that this summer will be the coolest since 1993. This figure is based on the Central England Temperature record taken from our website. The Central England Temperature record is representative of … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene expected to make landfall in the US this weekend

Latest forecasts show Hurricane Irene is expected to make landfall on the eastern coast of the United States on Saturday. It is due to pass over North Carolina before continuing up the coast, passing over New York City about a … Continue reading

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Heavy downpours across parts of the south-east

As predicted, there have been heavy thundery downpours across south-east England and the London area this morning, with parts of Kent seeing 10mm of rain in one hour. Some areas of London also saw 5-10mm of rain across the morning. The … Continue reading

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Heavy rainfall in Scotland 6 -11 August 2011

Background Heavy rainfall between Saturday 6 and Monday 8 August 2011 resulted in saturated ground conditions and localised flooding across parts of Scotland, particularly in Aberdeenshire. This was followed by further persistent, heavy rain throughout Wednesday 10 and much of … Continue reading

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Happy birthday weather forecasting

Today sees the 150th birthday of public weather forecasts. The world’s first public weather forecast was published on the 1st August 1861 and for the last 150 years the Met Office have continued to provide forecasts for the nation. Starting with … Continue reading

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