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Tag Archives: climate science
The summer 2022 has been remarkable on many fronts, says Paul Davies Met Office Fellow (Meteorology). We exceeded the 40°C threshold for the first time ever, and for England the January-July period has had 69% of average rainfall making it … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
Climate change projections show UK rainfall patterns are expected to shift, placing extra challenges on regional water companies seeking security of supply for their customers. One of the regions that could potentially be most affected is East Anglia, where much … Continue reading
2021 was another warm year globally – consistent with ongoing warming from greenhouse gases. The global average surface temperature in 2021 was 0.76 ± 0.04 °C above the 1961-1990 average according to the Met Office and University of East Anglia’s … Continue reading
The United Nations has today (Thursday 16 September, 2021) published a synthesis report on the perils of climate change and the need for urgent climate action. The report features hard-hitting forewords from both Antonio Guterres – Secretary-General of the United … Continue reading
Syracuse, in Sicily, has provisionally exceeded the previous European highest temperature with a record of 48.8°C yesterday. If the record is confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization, this temperature will break the previous record of 48.0°C in Athens in 1977. … Continue reading
Climate change is affecting every dimension of society. From the food production of the food we eat and the water we drink, and from how we earn our livelihoods to how we spend our leisure time. And climate projections – … Continue reading