Monthly Archives: October 2021

Colder than average conditions for the start of winter?

In coming weeks you can expect to hear more in the media about the impacts on the UK’s late autumn and winter weather emanating from La Niña: part of a pattern of climate variability in the tropical Pacific. Seasoned climate … Continue reading

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The solar cycle and space weather 

You may have noticed solar flares, sun spots and coronal mass ejections have been in the news this week, following a space weather event which led to aurora borealis sightings in some northern parts of the UK between the cloudy weather. While the event itself was moderate, it does showcase the move to a new … Continue reading

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The feasibility of calculating an individual’s contribution to extreme weather events

Climate change is making some forms of extreme weather events, such as heatwaves and heavy rainfall, more frequent and more intense. Communities affected by those events inevitably suffer economic, social and societal impacts. The rising number of extreme weather events … Continue reading

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A look back at the successes of WISER 2

As the second phase of the Weather and Climate Information Services for Africa (WISER) Programme comes to a close, Met Office WISER Programme Manager Kate Ferguson gives an overview of the achievements and learnings from the programme. I first wrote … Continue reading

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