Monthly Archives: November 2011

Met Office strikes gold at Computer Weekly Social Media Awards

Last night the Met Office was crowned winner of the ‘Best Use of Social Media in the Public Sector Award’ in the Computer Weekly Social Media Awards sponsored by IBM. The Met Office beat off stiff competition from a range of … Continue reading

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Global average temperatures continue to warm

As the second day of negotiations gets underway at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17) in Durban, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) published its review of the climate of 2011 at a press conference this morning. With observations collated … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media – 28 November 2011

Today there are stories in the media about government plans to make more data publicly accessible. While we expect an official announcement to be made tomorrow, the Met Office welcomes any move that leads to wider access to our high … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media – 25 November 2011

There are a couple of interesting articles about the weather in today’s press. First of all, in the Daily Telegraph, a contradictory story with a headline which claims we shouldn’t “expect a big freeze this Christmas“. The introduction goes on … Continue reading

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Strong winds forecast for northern parts of the UK

A couple of Atlantic low pressure systems are set to pass to the north of the UK in the next few days – bringing strong winds to the country, particularly in northern Scotland. The first is swinging to the north … Continue reading

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The fog blog – What is fog?

With fog causing transport disruption and delays across the UK this week, there is a lot of interest in what causes this weather phenomenon. So what is fog? The definition of fog is water droplets suspended in air – much the … Continue reading

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Very mild start to November

The first part of November has been very mild, dry and quite sunny across the UK, according to provisional Met Office climate figures. The UK average temperature for 1-15 November was 9.4 °C, which is 3.5 °C higher than the … Continue reading

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Unusually dry weather in 2011

There has been a marked lack of rainfall across parts of the UK this year, with some areas seeing their driest January to October period on record. The Midlands and East Anglia have been particularly badly affected, but the whole … Continue reading

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Met Office short-listed for Computer Weekly Social Media Award

Computer Weekly‘s search for the best use of social media in IT is back for its fourth year, in association with IBM, and this blog along with the range of Met Office Social Media we provide has been short-listed for an the … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 14 November 2011

There have been a number of reports in the media this morning that this ‘November is set to be the warmest on record’. This story is based on figures for temperatures from the Central England Temperature record up to only the 12th … Continue reading

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