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This month we’re exploring the climate theme of ‘water security’. Water Security, as defined by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), refers to ‘a population’s capacity to safeguard sustainable access to adequate quantities of acceptable quality water.’ At the Met Office, … Continue reading
The indications are that we could see some colder weather next week, but how cold and are we facing another Beast from the East? It looks like we will start to see a change from the current mild conditions to … Continue reading
2023 has started with a January of marked contrasts, which has resulted in overall near-average figures for many of the UK’s weather statistics. According to provisional Met Office figures, the one relatively consistent visitor was sunshine with England having … Continue reading
In this latest blog on our January climate theme of health, we explore the links between climate, air quality and our health. This blog has been written by Met Office scientists Steven Turnock, Fiona O’Connor, Paul Agnew and Matthew Hort. … Continue reading
You may have heard speculation about a Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) and that a ‘Beast from the East’ is on the way with freezing conditions and widespread snow. Is there any truth behind the headlines and what can we say … Continue reading
Not so long ago, we might have looked forward to a heatwave, particularly here in the UK – a chance to enjoy the sunshine and balmy evenings. Heatwaves, however, can cause a range of health problems. If you cannot find … Continue reading
A landmark experiment is taking place in the Amazon Rainforest. Misha Khan from the Met Office International team explains what AmazonFACE is; why it’s so important and what it was like to visit the experiment site. At the beginning of … Continue reading
The weather impacting travel plans isn’t anything new. But for the UK’s railways, our varied and changing climate introduces additional challenges. A changing climate increases the frequency of severe weather events. Warmer air can hold more water, so rainfall is … Continue reading
Last week, Dr Debbie Hemming, Scientific Manager of the Met Office Vegetation-Climate Interactions (VCI) group, took part in filming and podcast recording for the Sky Climate Show on the subject of temperate rainforests. Here, Debbie explains why she is so … Continue reading
For this month’s climate theme, we are focusing on health. In this blog post, we’re discussing pollen, the impacts that it can cause for hay fever sufferers, and whether a changing climate will influence pollen levels throughout the year. Pollen … Continue reading