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Zooming in on climate forecasts: the launch of UKCP Local (2.2km)

Earlier this week, the Met Office, BEIS, Defra and the Environment Agency launched the latest component of the UKCP climate projections, 12 projections of how the future climate could evolve, using a climate model resolution of 2.2km. Press release here. … Continue reading

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Climate change: how can the maritime industry be more resilient?

As a maritime nation, the sea has been an integral part of our heritage. But with climate change increasingly impacting the UK, the Met Office’s Tom Butcher examines how maritime industries will cope. With 80% of the volume of world … Continue reading

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Hot news from the cold continent

The stratosphere above the South Pole is rapidly becoming ‘hot news’ as meteorological interest is focused on a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) event that has raised the temperature by 40-50 degrees C, promising to disrupt weather patterns as far away … Continue reading

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2018: a year in global climate statistics

2018 was a significant year for the monitoring of the climate, as reported in the latest State of the Climate report, published by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. One of the highlights is that globally, 2018 was the … Continue reading

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Wet June comes to a hot conclusion

With a warm end to the month and notable rainfall, you may be forgiven for thinking that June 2019 would automatically be a record-breaking month. In reality, the month as a whole might not beat previous Junes for heat or … Continue reading

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Preparing for when the sun wakes up

Written by Mark Gibbs, Head of Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre and Dr Mario Bisi, Space Weather Scientist, STFC RAL Space Experts from across the globe are in the UK this week discussing plans for a new European space … Continue reading

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Permanent Secretaries visit Met Office HQ

As part of their visit to the South West for Civil Service Live events this week, Met Office Chief Executive Penny Endersby was delighted to host Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Sir Mark Sedwill to our Exeter … Continue reading

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A cool and wet June so far after a warm start 

June 2019 got off to a false start – despite a warm first few days, the rest of the month so far has been much cooler and rather wet. The UK has been stuck under an area of low pressure … Continue reading

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Science Camp in full swing for 2019

Met Office Science Camps have returned for their seventh year, with two camps having taken place earlier this year and two more to go. Our Science Camps are a popular part of the Met Office STEM Outreach programme, giving 11-13 … Continue reading

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Unremarkable month brings Spring to a close

A very average month of May has brought Spring 2019 to a close, with temperatures, sunshine and rainfall all close to the long-term averages for the UK. There have been regional differences though, with a clear split between north and … Continue reading

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