Category Archives: Met Office News

70th Anniversary of the LG Groves Memorial Awards

The LG Groves Awards were set up in September 1946 in memory of Sergeant Louis Grimble Groves who died on 10 September 1945. Before the modern technology or satellites that we use today, weather data needed to be collected in … Continue reading

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Record breaking September already beating summer months

The provisional mid-month statistics for September are in and clearly show the unseasonably warm weather the UK has been experiencing. In the first half of September the UK was on average warmer than June, July and August with a mean … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms bring an end to September heat

If temperatures reach 30 ºC in the south east of England today (15 Sept 2016) it will be the first consecutive 3-day September period where temperatures reached over 30 ºC since 1929.   However this is the last of the hot … Continue reading

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Typhoon Meranti threatens parts of Southeast Asia

The western North Pacific has had a quieter than average typhoon season so far with only five tropical storms attaining typhoon status (winds of 74 mph or greater). However, the latest storm which formed over the weekend, named Meranti, has … Continue reading

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Innovative Met Office science helps new Flood Resilience Review

Following last winter’s flooding events the Government asked the Met Office to estimate the potential for record-breaking rainfall in the UK over the next 10 years. This work was part of the National Flood Resilience Review (NFRR). The Met Office … Continue reading

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STEM at the Met Office – from Science Camps to Green Man

Summer is a busy time for the Met Office’s award-winning outreach programme, with activities designed to encourage young people to engage with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) taking place across the UK. During 2016 there have been more activities … Continue reading

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Northern hemisphere tropical cyclone season starts to peak

Climatologically, tropical cyclone activity across the northern hemisphere often peaks in the period from late August through the first half of September. This year is no exception with six tropical cyclones currently active across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Pacific … Continue reading

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Active tropical storms in the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans

As we head into the peak of the northern hemisphere tropical storm season, there are tropical storms active in the North Atlantic and across the North Pacific. Here is a roundup of current activity: North Atlantic Gaston recently became the … Continue reading

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Mostly dry for August so far after a wet start

Provisional mid-month stats are in for August and they show that through the first 16 days there has been quite a contrast in rainfall across the UK. After the first day of the month, when an area of low pressure … Continue reading

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Met Office in the news – BBC weather contract

We’ve known for a year that our long-standing relationship with the BBC is going to change and we have been working hard to make sure everyone can access our forecast and warnings on a range of channels – via our … Continue reading

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