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This is the official blog of the Met Office news team, intended to provide journalists and bloggers with the latest weather, climate science and business news and information from the Met Office.
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April showers were in short supply for the UK in 2022, according to provisional figures from the Met Office. The UK had around a third less rainfall than its average for the month, with southern areas especially dry as high … Continue reading
What does Net Zero mean for the Met Office and where can our world-leading science and capability help? The UK has pledged to become Net Zero by 2050. That means that the UK’s emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere … Continue reading
‘April showers’ have been in short supply this month for the UK, but just how dry has it been and why? April 2022 has been predominantly settled so far. High-pressure has influenced the weather for much of the month, blocking … Continue reading
A range of climate factors are in alignment that could help the UK make wildlife history this spring and summer. Extremely dry conditions in southern Iberia and a relatively higher mean winter temperature over the UK has encouraged large number … Continue reading
After what has been a mild and settled week for many, there’s a signal for some brief interludes of showery rain during the bank holiday weekend, although the details are still being determined. High pressure has been sitting over the … Continue reading
In a hearing of the House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee yesterday [26 April, 2022] Sir Patrick Vallance – the Government Chief Scientist – indicated the role and trust of climate science in helping achieve climate targets. He … Continue reading
The Met Office has linked up with children’s charity Stories with Symbols to help produce learning resources on weather and climate for children with special educational needs. Stories with Symbols is a charity that creates videos for children with additional … Continue reading
Could the world still be on track to keep global temperature rise to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels by the end of this century? Yes, with ambition it could be. But, increasingly, this almost certainly involves some form of ‘overshoot’ where … Continue reading
As we share information on extreme events this month, the British Red Cross share in this guest post how they, and the wider Red Cross movement, are supporting people and communities around the globe to adapt to our changing climate. … Continue reading
Earlier this month Professor Peter Stott examined extreme weather events around the world and how attribution studies can assess whether these are as a result of anthropogenic (human-induced) climate change. But what does the future hold? Can we expect to … Continue reading