Category Archives: Met Office News

How cities can become climate resilient

Climate change is a major global challenge, and is already having a noticeable impact in the UK with the summer of 2022 being one of the hottest and driest on record.   During the rest of this century and beyond, projections … Continue reading

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Get ClimateReady – Climate change, cities and flooding 

Throughout November, we have been exploring the climate theme of cities – looking at the ways that cities could be impacted by climate change and learning about some of the research that is being undertaken to better understand and quantify … Continue reading

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Vigil mission a ‘huge step forward’ for space weather forecasting 

Confirmation of the long-awaited Vigil mission is a ‘huge step forward’ for space weather forecasting according to the Met Office’s Mark Gibbs.   The confirmation was made as part of a UK government announcement committing £1.84billion for a range of important … Continue reading

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First signs of colder weather following a mild autumn 

Professor Adam Scaife Met Office Head of Monthly to Decadal Prediction. Winters in the UK usually include a wide variety of weather, and this winter looks to be no exception. Autumn 2022 has been remarkable on many fronts. A warm start to … Continue reading

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Funding boost for earth observation sector

The UK Government has this week made a significant investment in the UK’s Earth Observation sector. Of a budget of up to £200m, the Met Office will receive £11.73m. In the announcement of the package, the UK Government recognises that … Continue reading

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How can we respond to the dangers of extreme heat in UK cities?

As the planet warms, we are seeing a steady increase in average global temperatures, the impacts of which we are already experiencing. Projections indicate that the UK will continue to experience increasingly warm, wet winters and hot, dry summers as … Continue reading

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Single actions on climate change can have multiple benefits

When it comes to climate change the science is very clear: to restrain global warming we must rapidly cut our emissions of greenhouse gases. But that’s not all that’s required. The planet has already warmed by more than a degree … Continue reading

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Mild October with interludes of rain

More than half of the UK’s ten warmest Octobers on record have occurred since the year 2000, as October 2022 continues this year’s theme of being warmer than average.   According to provisional Met Office statistics, the average mean temperature … Continue reading

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The importance of Evaluation for Early Warnings

Faye works as a Senior Scientist in the Weather Impacts team at the Met Office. In this blog post she tells us about early warning systems and why robust evaluation processes are an important consideration to ensure effective early warning … Continue reading

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International collaboration for space weather experts

As the UK weather continues its shift to a more autumnal feeling, weather of a whole different kind has been under the microscope in Croatia this week, and it takes place beyond earth’s atmosphere, space weather. Leading scientists from across … Continue reading

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