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Monthly Archives: January 2022
Nothing is certain in life, goes the old saying, but death and taxes. To which should probably be added, “and the weather.” The United Kingdom is affected by changeable weather conditions because of its close proximity to the Atlantic. In … Continue reading
2021 was another warm year globally – consistent with ongoing warming from greenhouse gases. The global average surface temperature in 2021 was 0.76 ± 0.04 °C above the 1961-1990 average according to the Met Office and University of East Anglia’s … Continue reading
Extreme weather events have become more frequent in recent years, and many of these can be attributed to climate change. The capabilities of weather forecasting and longer-term climate modelling have improved exponentially over recent decades, but even the best forecasting … Continue reading
To commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the death of Ernest Shackleton, the Met Office has produced a video paying tribute to the Polar explorer’s incredible exploits and explaining why the Antarctic remains essential for scientists researching climate change. Antarctica: the … Continue reading
December 2021 kicked off meteorological winter with a broadly warm – albeit dull – month of weather, during which the UK reached its highest New Year’s Eve temperature on record, with 16.5°C at Bala (north Wales). Maximum temperatures also exceeded 15°C in all four nations. This is according to provisional figures released by the Met Office. The unusually high temperatures … Continue reading