Monthly Archives: March 2012

Climate Week gets underway with Met Office as science advisor

Tyrone Dunbar, is a Met Office scientist currently seconded to Defra and DECC in support of our role in providing policy relevant science to Government. In this guest blog he talks about Climate Week. This week is Climate Week, and … Continue reading

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Why are we in drought?

Rainfall amounts across many parts of the UK have been below average for the last two years. Importantly, this includes two dry winters – the periods when we would normally expect our rainfall to replenish river, reservoir and groundwater levels. … Continue reading

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Met Office iPhone app success continues

The success of the Met Office iPhone app continues with it making it into the Top 25 All-Time Free Apps, published by Apple. The Met Office app, no 21 in the list, is the only weather app to make it … Continue reading

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Space Weather brings potential geomagnetic storm to Earth

There has been an increase in activity on the Sun over recent days with a number of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) taking place. A high energy X Ray flare was released from the Sun early this morning, and this has sent … Continue reading

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Supporting the Institute for Animal Health on the Schmallenberg Virus

The Met Office is working closely with the Institute for Animal Health (IAH) at Pirbright, Defra and the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) to provide advice on the possible wind-borne spread of the Schmallenberg Virus. It is believed that the virus is … Continue reading

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Changes to the Met Office website

Twelve months ago we asked visitors to our website how we could improve it. Six months ago we launched these improvements as a Beta website  and gathered more feedback on how we could improve navigation, content and general site usability. … Continue reading

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