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Do you know what climate action to take for a safer future?

The science is clear, the climate is changing. The Met Office is one of the UK’s foremost climate change research centres, carrying out world-leading research. With over 8,100 peer-reviewed articles in scientific literature since 1981, and as a leading contributor … Continue reading

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Has it been an unusually cold start to March?

March heralds the start of Meteorological Spring, and with daffodils, snowdrops and crocuses making an appearance many of us start to think of warmer sunshine and longer days. March 2023 has got off to a cold start, and with numerous … Continue reading

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Glacial archaeology – unlocking the climate time machine

Glacial archaeology is a new and emerging field made possible by the increasingly rapid melting of mountain ice due to climate change. Recent discoveries have left experts amazed. Dr Doug McNeall, co-host on the Met Office’s Mostly Climate podcast, chats … Continue reading

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Which weather drivers will affect the outlook for March?

March is the first month of meteorological spring. But what is the outlook for the month? Are we likely to get more spring-like weather, or perhaps something more reminiscent of winter? The outlook suggests that March 2023 is more likely … Continue reading

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Working for climate resilience with the UK water sector

2022 will be remembered for several meteorological events, including record-breaking heat and a prolonged drought. Eastern England was at the forefront of both events with East Anglia being the driest region in the UK relative to normal for the year. … Continue reading

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Dry February so far for most

With less than a week of February to go, conversations are already being had about how dry the month has been, and what impact this could have.   This month, we’ve been exploring the theme of water security and climate change. … Continue reading

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Freddy: one of the longest-lived tropical cyclones

Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which has just rocked Madagascar, has been barrelling through the tropical Indian Ocean for 16 days – making it one of the longest-lived systems in the southern hemisphere. It developed on 6 February off the coast of … Continue reading

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Water security and the global water cycle

Throughout February we’ve been focusing on the climate theme of ‘water security’. To understand water security, we first need to understand the way that water travels around the Earth. In this blog post, we’ll learn about the global water cycle, … Continue reading

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One year on from three storms in a week 

It’s one year since three named storms impacted the UK within seven days in what was the stormiest week since storm names were introduced for the UK in 2015. Here, we look back on what was a week to remember … Continue reading

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Counting on technology in a changing world

Ever-increasing impacts from climate change, including more frequent and intense bouts of extreme weather, are among the greatest challenges faced by mankind. A changing climate is a daunting prospect. But, says the Met Office’s Theo McCaie, there is one ally … Continue reading

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