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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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A look back at this week’s news

The Met Office has been in the news again this week, with our contracts for broadcast weather services generating a huge amount of column inches and public reaction. It’s certainly been heartening to see and hear the level of public … Continue reading

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Met Office in the news – BBC weather contract

You may have seen reports in the media today that the Met Office won’t be the BBCs main weather provider when the current contract ends. Obviously everyone at the Met Office is disappointed that we won’t be supplying weather presenters … Continue reading

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Iconic British gardeners meet Met Office scientists

Devon’s gardeners have had some of their horticultural problems answered thanks to a visit from the iconic BBC Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time team to the Met Office. The show, in front of a 200 strong audience, was lead by … Continue reading

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Is Arctic sea ice shrinking or expanding?

The decline of Arctic sea ice is often pointed to as one of the most visible indicators of a warming world but earlier this week the Mail on Sunday published an article claiming the ice is in recovery. This was … Continue reading

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Met Office continues to drive forward research on long-range forecasting

The BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ Programme have run a story this morning regarding the advice the Met Office gave to our government customers ahead of the exceptionally wet weather of April to June 2012. This was an extreme period of weather … Continue reading

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How the ‘pest from the west’ will beat the ‘Beast from the East’

There was much talk at the end of last week about the ‘Beast from the East’ being set to bring some cold and wintry conditions to the UK this week. However, the balance in the atmosphere has changed and the … Continue reading

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Long to rain over us

Weather often makes front page news but today it’s the weather forecaster who has garnered the headlines – as the paper’s focus on the Prince of Wales’ star turn as a presenter. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall both … Continue reading

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Met Office scientists to feature in BBC Horizon programme ‘Global Weirding’

BBC Horizon will broadcast ‘Global Weirding’ on BBC Two tonight at 9pm, exploring the science behind why the world’s weather seems to be getting more extreme and if these patterns are a taste of what is to come. Horizon say: “Something … Continue reading

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Communicating uncertain forecasts

This has been a challenging week for the Met Office. As early as last weekend our forecasters identified the potential for some very severe weather to affect the UK at the end of this week. Our forecasting systems had identified … Continue reading

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