Monthly Archives: October 2011

October so far

This October looks set to be one of the warmest on record in the UK, according to provisional Met Office climate figures. Using figures from 1-25 October, so far parts of the country have seen temperatures up to 3.1 °C … Continue reading

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Heavy rain across parts of the UK – 24th October

Yesterday we saw a slow moving weather front bring heavy and persistent rain to parts of the UK. The worst affected areas were the South West, Wales and Northern Ireland where flooding brought some disruption. Some areas, such as parts … Continue reading

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Are we really having ‘topsy-turvy’ weather?

There have been many media reports on the UK’s ‘barmy’ and ‘topsy-turvy’ weather over the past few weeks, with front pages warning of  an ‘arctic blast’ and ‘mini ice age’ to come. But is the weather we’ve been having really that … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 14 October 2011

There has been some stories in the media today about some fine weather expected over the coming weekend.  Some of these stories have suggested that we are going to see a heatwave or even that October will be warmer than … Continue reading

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150th photo competition winners

Thank you to everyone who took part in our 150th  photo competition. August this year marked 150 years since the first weather forecast was published in the Times newspaper. As part of the celebrations we held a photo competition asking people to … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: There is no need for alarmism

Over the past few weeks some parts of the media have carried some colourful headlines about what’s in store for this year’s winter. Reports of ‘-20 °C within weeks’, ‘a winter fuel crisis on the way’ and ‘widespread snow by … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 11 October 2011

There has been continued interest in the research from the Met Office with  Imperial College London and the University of Oxford, that shows that low UV output from the sun can contribute to an increased risk of  cold winters over parts of … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 10 October 2011

There has been widespread coverage across the media today on research from the Met Office with  Imperial College London and the University of Oxford, that shows that low UV output from the sun can contribute to an increased risk of  cold winters … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: Solar variability helps explain past cold winters

There has been widespread coverage across the media today on research from the Met Office that has shed new light on a link between decadal solar variability and winter climate in the UK, northern Europe and parts of America. The study, … Continue reading

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New Met Office beta website

Our new beta website has now been live for a month. We regularly receive feedback on our website and we have tried to incorporate this in our new design and content. For example, popular content from Invent – such as the rainfall … Continue reading

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