Monthly Archives: January 2012

Back to ‘battleground Britain’ for weekend’s weather

Cold weather is set to continue this week, with temperatures getting progressively colder through to Friday when they are expected to drop as low as -10 °C in some places. Despite the cold, snow is not a big feature in the forecast … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 29 January 2012

Today the Mail on Sunday published a story written by David Rose entitled “Forget global warming – it’s Cycle 25 we need to worry about”. This article includes numerous errors in the reporting of published peer reviewed science undertaken by the Met … Continue reading

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Cold weather brings risk of snow to the UK

Colder weather will affect parts of the UK through this weekend and into next week as weather from the east wins the battle for dominance against milder conditions that have prevailed so far this winter. Temperatures are likely to be … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 26 January 2012

Today sees the launch of the Government’s Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) highlighting the top 100 challenges faced by the UK from our changing climate. The research confirms the UK as a world-leader in understanding climate risk, ensuring the governemtn is well placed … Continue reading

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Cold weather winning the war of probabilities

Late last week we put out a blog article about an unusual amount of uncertainty in the longer range forecast (for the start of February onwards) for the UK. This is because the atmosphere is currently in a finely balanced … Continue reading

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Northern Lights over the UK

Guest blog: Sarah Reay, British Geological Survey Many people in the UK were treated to a fine display of the northern lights (aurora borealis) on Sunday night. This was seen widely throughout Scotland and the north of England. There is … Continue reading

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New Met Office Android app and updated iPhone app

  Following the success of the Met Office weather app on the iPhone, weather forecasts from the Met Office are now available for Android. The app can be used on all android phones and includes a widget so information can be … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 24 January 2012

The Daily Telegraph has today published a correction relating to a story it published back in November of last year. In “Outlook fair for amateurs as Met Office releases data” the newspaper inaccurately suggested the Met Office had failed to predict the … Continue reading

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Early results from our record-breaking weather game

Last summer the Met Office launched an online game to understand how best to present probabilities in weather forecasts. Carried out in collaboration with the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge, the game was played more than 11,000 times making it a record-breaking … Continue reading

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Two stories for the start of February

Anyone looking at our current 16-30 day UK forecast (for the first half of February) will have noticed that uncertainty is the theme – much more so than usual, even when looking this far ahead. The outlook for this period … Continue reading

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