Tag Archives: climate change

Climate study backs up Met Office research

A study published today [Friday 29 July] by World Weather Attribution supports a previous Met Office study that was published before this summer and which looked at the prospect of 40°C in the UK. The Met Office study found that … Continue reading

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Climate monitoring – gathering marine observations in hard-to-reach locations

Throughout July, we have been exploring the theme of climate monitoring. This is crucial as a means for gathering data which informs our understanding of the current state of our climate and enables us to make predictions about future climate … Continue reading

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Summer 2022: a historic season for northern hemisphere heatwaves

Today [Tuesday 19 July 2022] has been a momentous day for the UK’s climate. Professor Stephen Belcher – Met Office Chief Scientist – and Prof Paul Davies – Met Office Chief Meteorologist – put the UK’s and European heatwave into … Continue reading

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Climate monitoring through historical data 

It is mid July 2022. We are currently experiencing a significant – at the time of writing provisionally record-breaking – heatwave for the UK. Red weather warnings for extreme heat are in force for large parts of England and forecasts … Continue reading

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How we make our 2050 ‘forecasts’, and why we do them 

You may have seen some of our forecasts that look a little further ahead than you would usually expect. Although they use the same graphics as our normal weather forecasts, we’ve been producing theoretical ‘forecasts’ for 2050 to look at … Continue reading

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Poles apart: latest Met Office sea ice report published

The latest stocktake of sea ice in the Arctic and the Antarctic has just been published by the Met Office. It might be tempting to consider the many apparent similarities between the polar regions, but there are also key differences … Continue reading

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Looking into the future of climate modelling

The Met Office supercomputing system is one of the most powerful in the world dedicated to weather and climate. It has allowed the UK research community to produce some of the most advanced climate modelling information available, for example in … Continue reading

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Finding resilience to city heat in Southern Asia

An unusually intense pre-monsoon heatwave has been affecting northwest India, Pakistan and other parts of Southern Asia this year. Parts of Pakistan reached 51°C earlier this month, while India recorded its hottest March since 1901, and May temperatures in north … Continue reading

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Climate risk and resilience in southern African cities 

Southern Africa is facing a climate emergency. The region already experiences periods of severe droughts and floods, influenced by the ‘El Niño Southern Oscillation’ (ENSO) cycle. Now climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather and climate … Continue reading

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Parts of Pakistan and north-west India to endure +50C temperatures

A brutal heatwave that has enveloped parts of southern Asia since the end of April looks set to intensify, says the latest forecast from the Met Office. Nick Silkstone is a meteorologist with the Met Office’s Global Guidance Unit. He … Continue reading

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