Monthly Archives: March 2013

Big Bang Fair twitter interviews with Dallas Campbell and Simon Watt

Ahead of the Big Bang Fair, which starts tomorrow, we held Twitter interviews with science communicators Dallas Campbell and Simon Watt. In case you missed the interviews and their excellent answers, you can see them in full below. @metoffice @bigbangfair … Continue reading

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Carol Kirkwood picks up fifth TRIC award

Met Office broadcaster Carol Kirkwood has been named as the UK’s best TV weather presenter by the Television and Radio Industries Club for a fifth time. Carol joined the Met Office weather team at the BBC in 1998 and is best known … Continue reading

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Today’s weather from above

Today’s satellite images show the small areas of the UK which have snow lying, as well as a number of interesting cloud formations. The snow shows up very clearly over the Pennines and Scottish Borders, over the Isle of Wight, … Continue reading

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Setting the record straight in the Daily Mail

In response to our complaint to an article by James Delingpole in the Daily Mail on 10 January 2013 the Daily Mail has now published a response from the Met Office Chairman on its letters page. Met Office mettle James … Continue reading

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Spring swing brings colder weather and snow

We’ve had some very mild conditions this week with welcome sunshine pushing temperatures into the high teens. However, in a classic spring swing, colder weather is on the way as we head into the weekend. By Saturday, we will see … Continue reading

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Win one of two £50 Kitbag.com vouchers each week during the 6 Nations

Each week during the RBS 6 Nations, we’ve joined forces with Kitbag to give away two £50 vouchers. Enter the competition on our Facebook page for a chance to win one of the two prizes up for grabs each week. … Continue reading

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Fascination and forecasting – guest blog by Siân Lloyd

Here in the UK we’re famous for being obsessed with the weather, and I’m no exception to that. My fascination with the weather started from a young age because my father had a passion for the outdoors, so we were … Continue reading

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Met Office European lead for NASA International Space Apps Challenge

Next month, the Met Office will be the European lead event for the second International Space Apps Challenge. In collaboration with governments and organisations around the world, the International Space Apps Challenge on the 20th and 21st April will bring … Continue reading

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The start of the meteorological spring

For statistical and historical reporting purposes, in meteorology, spring begins on the 1 March and ends on the 31 May. For many people though, spring begins on the date of the spring equinox, 20 March. Although spring can be determined … Continue reading

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