Category Archives: Met Office News

What can we say about the weather this Winter?

Professor Paul Davies Met Office Fellow (Meteorology) and Chief Meteorologist said;  “Weather patterns for October look mobile with a westerly or south westerly air flow likely to bring Atlantic weather systems across the UK at times, resulting in periods of wet, … Continue reading

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Pollen levels were higher than average this year

This year’s pollen season was worse than average for hay fever sufferers according to data from the Met Office. As memories of warm summer days ease away, hay fever sufferers might be forgiven for being pleased for a more autumnal … Continue reading

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Days get longer when the wind blows

How long is a day on earth? The obvious answer of 24 hours is accurate enough for many applications. But for those interested in GPS or deep space, then understanding the fluctuations of about one millisecond in the length of … Continue reading

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September continues run of warm months

The first nine months of this year have provisionally been the warmest on record for the UK in a series which goes back to 1884. September continued this year’s run of every month so far being warmer than average according … Continue reading

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Food and farming – Delivering science to our stakeholders

Met Office science is helping UK farmers prepare for a changing climate. This work includes a number of ‘Climate Services’ which are funded by Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), as well as other projects. Why do we … Continue reading

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‘Fusing’ the best of UK science to build resilience to high-impact weather events and climate change

An urgent need to understand the increasing impacts of extreme weather and climate change and how these affect society is the focus of an expanded Met Office initiative which is developing deeper partnerships with key British universities. The Met Office … Continue reading

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Met Office concludes project demonstrating uncrewed aircraft operations

Uncrewed drones could be a step closer following the conclusion of a project as part of Future Flight Challenge Phase 2. The Met Office supported the consortium lead, sees.ai, in the ‘Distributed BVLOS Aviation System’ project, aimed at developing and … Continue reading

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Fifth consecutive ‘failed’ rainy season in East Africa predicted

Meteorological and climate projection expertise at the Met Office is not just confined to the UK, we have a number of experts working in regions around the world. A key region where this expertise is vital is Eastern Africa, where … Continue reading

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Pakistan flooding – ‘worst’ in decades

Relentless monsoon rain has left 33 million people across Pakistan affected by flooding, according to Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Sherry Rehman. Although very little rain is expected through the coming weeks the levels of the Indus and … Continue reading

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Future summers could last longer hints Met Office research

UK autumns are likely to become drier on average and more ‘summer-like’ with increasing climate change according to new research from the Met Office. Daniel Cotterill is the lead scientist behind the study, which focusses on the projected likelihood of … Continue reading

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