Monthly Archives: June 2021

Heatwave record for Pacific North West

A record-breaking heatwave is devastating parts of northwestern North America, and the heat is expected to continue now through much of this week. Temperatures in parts of the northwest USA and southwest Canada are likely to reach as high as … Continue reading

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When will climate tipping points, actually tip?

What are climate tipping points and how will we know when they have been breached? A collection of climate scientists provide insight to these fundamental questions by looking at a series of potential tipping points around the world in the … Continue reading

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Is the hay fever season worse than normal this year?

The sniffling noses and streaming eyes that accompany summer for many hay fever sufferers are currently in full force, with the pollen count high across many areas of the UK, as it has been for some weeks. But is it worse than … Continue reading

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Why the Met Office is launching a new extreme heat warning

Although hot weather can often be seen as ‘good news’ and is enjoyed by many, it can have serious consequences. Research shows that, as a result of climate change, we are now much more likely to see prolonged spells of hot weather here in the UK. The impacts of … Continue reading

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Risks to the UK from climate change now higher than ever, says major new report

Today [Wednesday 16 June, 2021] the Climate Change Committee (CCC) publish their Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk Evidence Report. Informed by a 1500-page technical report, the assessment highlights an array of climate risks which could affect the UK, with … Continue reading

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Met Office staff recognised in Royal Meteorological Society’s 2020 awards

This week the Royal Meteorological Society has announced the winners of its prestigious awards for 2020, in recognition of people who have made significant contributions to the fields of weather, climate and other associated disciplines.   Amongst the winners are several Met Office staff who have … Continue reading

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Will the warm weather continue?

In something of a switch-around from May, which was cool and wet away from an unusually dry northwest Scotland we are now seeing something much more typical for the time of year. High pressure is dominating most areas bringing fine … Continue reading

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Bank of England applies Met Office UK climate projections in its Climate Biennial Exploratory Scenarios

More extreme heatwaves, droughts, drier summers, wetter winters and rising sea levels are all consequences of climate change which each UK citizen will have to continue to endure. It is easier to contemplate the increasing impacts of climate change on … Continue reading

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