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The jet stream casts its shadow over the UK during October

October was an unsettled month, with frequent low-pressure systems influencing the weather of the UK, especially the south. The most notable influence on the month’s weather was the more southerly track of the jet stream when compared with an average October. This … Continue reading

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Met Office climate projections helping to inform the future of Great Britain’s farming

Climate change is happening now. And increasingly it will affect every individual and every sector. Understanding the extent of climate change across the UK – helping to inform local communities to stay safe and thrive – is a key driver … Continue reading

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Is Humberto on the way to the UK?

At its most powerful Humberto was measured as a Category 3 Hurricane, but after leaving Bermuda and heading in to the cooler waters of the North Atlantic its intensity has waned. Media reports have suggested that Humberto will reach the … Continue reading

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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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