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This is the official blog of the Met Office news team, intended to provide journalists and bloggers with the latest weather, climate science and business news and information from the Met Office.
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Monthly Archives: October 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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