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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
How does the weather impact the railways?
Like any infrastructure, the rail network can be impacted by external factors such as the weather. Met Office scientist, Alice Lake, is part of a team developing a new temperature model designed to help rail networks in the UK minimise … Continue reading
What’s the pollen forecast this year?
Spring weather for many people means some warmer weather, April showers and seeing wildlife awaken from a winter slumber. However, for the one-in-five that suffer from hay fever, it can be the start of months of sneezing, watering eyes and … Continue reading
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Are we seeing more space weather?
Space weather might be a lesser-known forecast from the Met Office, but predicting the occurrence of solar flares, solar radiation storms and coronal mass ejections is vital for range of critical sectors from satellite providers to the aviation industry, as … Continue reading
‘Critical’ Global Stocktake counting down to help keep Paris promises
The current decade is a critical decade for climate action. What we do now will be a deciding factor in whether we can constrain global temperature rise to 1.5°C or below. The urgency is clear, but what keeps the ambition … Continue reading
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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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