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Is it going to be a long, hot summer?
There is lots of speculation about the potential for up-and-coming heatwaves, extreme temperatures or drought for this summer. The Met Office Contingency Planners 3-Month Outlook is often cited as a source for some of this conjecture, but can it really … Continue reading
Beyond fruit and timber: the many other benefits of trees in today’s climate
Native woodland is a really powerful tool to tackle both the nature and climate crises, that is the view of Chris Nichols the Woodland Trust’s Conservation Evidence Manager. Woodland creation or protecting or enhancing existing woodlands are prime examples of … Continue reading
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Everything you need to know ahead of summer weather
As all eyes look towards meteorological summer, many people are already speculating about what weather it might bring; long hot summer days or even stormy weather. Whatever the weather, we at the Met Office and our partners have come together … Continue reading
Researchers point the way to managing climate change risks
The consequences of climate change are many and varied. However, most of them bring considerable risk to communities and ecosystems. Up until now climate scientists across the globe have largely focussed attention on those events most likely to happen, such … Continue reading
An unsettled April draws to a close.
April was a predominantly unsettled month, with little in the way of consistent warmth, especially over England, and hence the advance of spring seemed to be rather slow, though it was more settled for a time around mid-month, this being … Continue reading
Energy networks – how can Net Zero and future climate challenges be jointly addressed?
In this guest post, Overhead Line Engineer at SSEN Transmission, Benjamin Brint, talks about the work of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) in future-proofing the Scottish power network. Getting to Net Zero If the UK is to achieve its … Continue reading
El Niño on the way?
Every few years the climate undergoes natural fluctuations, centred in the equatorial Pacific Ocean but with global consequences. These El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events involve changes in seawater temperatures and atmospheric pressures across the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean … Continue reading
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Spanish heat to build this week
From Britain to Gibraltar, this week Europe will witness a large temperature contrast. In the south of Spain, high temperatures are forecast to approach or even exceed record-breaking levels for April, while in the UK a temperature plunge this week … Continue reading
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2022: a year in global climate
Today, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has released the State of the Global Climate report 2022. In an exclusive interview with the Met Office Omar Baddour – the WMO’s head of Climate Monitoring and Policy Services – discussed the latest … Continue reading
Climate action – taking corporate responsibility
During April, we have been focusing on the topic of climate change and infrastructure, considering the impact of the climate on industries such as energy and transport. In this blog post, we look at this topic at a more local … Continue reading
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