Monthly Archives: May 2012

Met Office in the Media – 31 May 2012

There is a lot of interest in this weekend’s weather as the Jubilee celebrations draw near, so there has been plenty of coverage in the news about what’s in store. Some articles have ended up wide of the mark, however, … Continue reading

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Definitely May-be an average month

After a particularly cold and wet start, followed by a dry and exceptionally warm spell, May could be seen as anything but average. However, the early monthly figures tell a different story – statistics from 1st to 28th of the … Continue reading

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Win the chance to present your own weather forecast

To celebrate the jubilee we’re offering the chance to present and record your own Met Office weather forecast. To be in with a chance of winning just answer a simple question on our Facebook page. For a clue, have a … Continue reading

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Met Office ranked in top ten social brands

The Met Office has made it into the top ten social brands in the Headstream Social Brands 100 list for 2012. The Met Office came in joint ninth position and was recognised as the top ranked organisation in the services category. Our … Continue reading

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Slow start to pollen season

Although the pollen season has had a slow start, levels are starting to increase following the settled weather the UK has seen over the last week. Our pollen forecast, sponsored by Benadryl, uses our latest weather forecast information and combine … Continue reading

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Your weather pictures

Thank you for sharing your weather pictures on Facebook  and Twitter. Here’s some of our favourites.

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Warm and settled weather as Torch makes its way to Worcester

The weather will be dry and warm with sunny spells as the Torch Relay makes its way to Worcester on Thursday. Temperatures could reach as high as 25 ºC as the sun breaks its way through the cloud. This week’s settled … Continue reading

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Are you holding a Diamond Jubilee event? Add it to our map

Are you holding a Jubilee Big Lunch event? We’d like to include your event on our Diamond Jubilee weather map on our website. To submit your event, please add your event on our Facebook poll. Once you’ve added your event, … Continue reading

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How often does it snow in May?

Reports of snow showers in parts of the UK over the past 24 hours and the prospect of more on high ground tonight may seem a little out of context at this time of year, but is it unusual? Snowfall … Continue reading

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What are climate models?

A key way of understanding our climate and making projections about how it may change in the future is to use climate models. These are essentially simulations of the Earth’s climate system. They are made up of millions of lines … Continue reading

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