Category Archives: Met Office Images

25 years on from Chernobyl

Twenty-five years on from the Chernobyl accident on April 26th 1986, the impacts of the devastating explosion in the number 4 reactor at the Chernobyl plant continue to be felt in the region and beyond and have been brought into … Continue reading

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Saharan dust heads for the UK

A wind storm that developed over northwestern Africa on the 3rd and  4th April left a legacy of Saharan dust in the atmosphere over parts of Western Europe. Gusty winds reached 50mph at times over southern Morocco and western Algeria … Continue reading

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Driest March for years

March has been a very dry month in many parts of the UK. Provisional Met Office rainfall figures for March indicate that the month is likely to be one of the driest on record, even with rain falling over recent days. … Continue reading

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Flying laboratory that brings better forecasts

The Express and Echo has run a feature article exploring the work of the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM), jointly run and funded by the Met Office and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The aircraft, a BAe146 four-engine … Continue reading

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Six Nations weekend brings high hopes for all

As we head toward another Six Nations weekend all eyes will be on Stadio Flaminio, the Millennium Stadium and especially Twickenham, as Scotland try to take back the Calcutta Cup, from a so far unbeaten England side.  But what effect will … Continue reading

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La Nina: in graphics

The images below show the tropical pacific at times of La Nina conditions and times of neutral conditions. Under La Nina conditions, the sea surface temperatures are cooler across the eastern tropical pacific, and as a consequence the atmospheric circulation is pushed further west.  The … Continue reading

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The impacts of La Nina on global weather

The weather is making headlines around the world as heavy rain and flooding affects parts of Australia, Sri Lanka and Brazil.  With a strong La Nina in place in the tropical pacific ocean at the moment the focus has been … Continue reading

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Arctic Conditions return to bring snow disruption and tumbling temperatures

Arctic Conditions return to bring snow disruption and tumbling temperatures Following the return of arctic conditions across the UK through yesterday, overnight temperatures tumbled across the UK as significant snowfall brought disruption to parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. … Continue reading

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Image of snow across the UK

Satellite image of snow across the northern half of the UK taken at 1257 on 8th December 2010. This image was taken by the NASA MODIS satellite.

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Minimum temperatures and snow across the UK last night.

Last night was another cold night across many parts of the UK with the coldest conditions focused across parts of Scotland, Northern England and Wales. The table below shows the range of minimum temperatures observed across the UK last night, … Continue reading

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