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This March is set to be the coldest since 1962 in the UK in the national record dating back to 1910, according to provisional Met Office statistics. From 1 to 26 March the UK mean temperature was 2.5 °C, which is … Continue reading
Monday 1st of August 2011 is a very special day for the Met Office. We will be celebrating 150 years of forecasting for the nation, marking the anniversary of the first ever public weather forecast appearing in print. Starting with the lines “general … Continue reading
The Met Office will be behind the scenes of the new BBC magazine show ‘The Great British Weather’ which starts tonight on BBC One at 7.30pm. The Great British Weather is an interactive live series set to tap in to … Continue reading
A special hour-long edition of Bang Goes the Theory, exploring winter weather will be broadcast on BBC One at 8pm this evening. The Met Office provided science advice and guidance as well as facts and figures about the weather over … Continue reading
There is widespread interest in the cold weather through December 2010 and what this means for UK climate statistics. Following early statistics up to the 28th December issued between Chrismas and New Year, the Met Office will issue provisional statistics … Continue reading
Heavy and persistent rain caused widespread flooding in Cumbria, an in particular in the town of Cockermouth where during the night of 19–20 November 2009 over 200 people in Cockermouth were rescued from their homes by the emergency services. One year on, … Continue reading
Walkers crisps are launching a new promotion at the moment highlighting the importance of the British weather for their potatoes. The promotion allows the public, having got a voucher code from a packet of Walkers crisps, to log on to the … Continue reading
Today sees the start of an international workshop to initiate development of a new suite of global land surface temperature datasets hosted at the Met Office in Exeter. In February 2010, after active discussions over a number of years within the … Continue reading
In a special Radio 4 series the BBC’s Environmental Analyst Roger Harrabin questions whether his own reporting – and that of others – has adequately told the whole story about global warming. He finds that the public under-estimate the degree of consensus … Continue reading
On BBC Two tonight, Newsnight Science Editor Susan Watts will be examining claims by senior climate scientists that global warming is a “major contributing factor” (Dr Ghassem Asrar, director of the World Climate Research Program). As part of this Susan will be asking Met Office … Continue reading