Category Archives: Met Office in the Media

The Met Office’s outlook for UK winter 2013-14

There are some headlines in the media today discussing the Met Office long range forecast for this winter. Firstly it’s important to remember that it’s our short and medium term forecasts that are relied on by emergency responders to help … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 16 February 2014, response by Professor Mat Collins and the Met Office

An article by David Rose appeared yesterday in the Mail on Sunday entitled: ‘No, global warming did NOT cause the storms, says one of the Met Office’s most senior experts’ In it he says that Mat Collins, Professor in Climate … Continue reading

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Cold snap expected

The UK is going to see a very short, sharp, cold snap.  From Wednesday night (4th Dec) into Thursday morning (5th Dec) Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland will see some strong winds, while Scotland will see some wintry showers … Continue reading

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Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall over the Philippines

As predicted Typhoon Haiyan made landfall late yesterday evening (UK time) over the central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan will have caused catastrophic damage near the centre of its track through the Philippine islands of Samar, Leyte and Panay. In addition to … Continue reading

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The severe storm this weekend and why it’s not a hurricane

There is much coverage of the storm heading our way later this weekend with mentions of it being a ‘hurricane’. This is not strictly correct as we don’t get hurricanes in the UK and this is why. Hurricanes are warm … Continue reading

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Winter Forecasting – Responding to the headlines

Once again it is the season for speculation and big headlines regarding what the weather will do over the winter period. The front page of the Daily Express today claims: ‘Worst winter for decades: Record-breaking snow predicted for November’. We saw … Continue reading

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September weather summary

September opened with some fine, warm, sunny weather. After a brief stormy period mid-month, the second half was quieter and more typical of autumn. The provisional UK mean temperature was 12.8 °C, which is 0.1 °C above the 1981-2010 average. … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Stay safe this summer with Norfolk’s firefighters

With summer finally making an appearance Norfolk’s firefighters are offering some timely safety advice. Every year fire destroys thousands of acres of countryside, forestry and other wildlife habitats across the country. Some fires are started deliberately, but most could easily … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 23 June 2013

There has been further coverage in the weekend papers following a workshop held here at the Met Office HQ in Exeter on a recent run of unusual seasons in the UK. During the workshop new, early stage research by the … Continue reading

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High levels of grass pollen forecast

With many parts of the UK seeing periods of warmer, drier weather over the next few days, high pollen counts are forecast in places. So far this season, we have seen relatively low pollen counts, due to the unsettled weather … Continue reading

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