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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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Addressing the Daily Mail and James Delingpole’s ‘crazy climate change obsession’ article

An article by James Delingpole appears in the Daily Mail today under the headline ‘The crazy climate change obsession that’s made the Met Office a menace’. This article contains a series of factual inaccuracies about the Met Office and its … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Mail on Sunday

An article appears in the Mail on Sunday today focusing on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) forthcoming Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) which it bills this as the ‘world’s most authoritative climate study’. It’s fair to say that AR5 … Continue reading

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Wet weather could increase pollen count in hay fever season

There has been a number of news stories in the press about the impact the recent wet weather could have on the pollen count later in the year. In the Telegraph, Patrick Sachon, Met Office Health Business Manager, said: ‘The wet … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 20 March 2012

There has been widespread coverage of a scientific paper detailing an update to the joint Met Office Hadley Centre and University of East Anglia, HadCRUT global temperature dataset. The paper is published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Compiled from temperature observations … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 22 February 2012

There is some mild weather for the time of year on its way tomorrow with temperatures climbing to the mid teens across the UK. Some newspapers, such as The Sun, the Daily Mail and the Daily Express,  have been suggesting that … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 15 December 2011

The windy and wintry weather forecast for the Met Office through this week is dominating coverage at the moment. The Daily Mail reported ‘Snow reaches the south’ using our video to support their story. Similar stories also ran in the … Continue reading

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Communicating uncertain forecasts

This has been a challenging week for the Met Office. As early as last weekend our forecasters identified the potential for some very severe weather to affect the UK at the end of this week. Our forecasting systems had identified … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 09 December 2011

The severe weather that affected much of the north of the UK over the last day or so has just shown how important accurate weather forecasts are in keeping people safe and well. Our forecasts were in deed very accurate and … Continue reading

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Are we really having ‘topsy-turvy’ weather?

There have been many media reports on the UK’s ‘barmy’ and ‘topsy-turvy’ weather over the past few weeks, with front pages warning of  an ‘arctic blast’ and ‘mini ice age’ to come. But is the weather we’ve been having really that … Continue reading

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