Tag Archives: clouds

Unusual clouds spotted over southern England

There were a number of sightings of unusual and striking cloud formations over the weekend as the UK experienced a mix of weather. Photos were taken in Dorset, particularly the Poole and Bournemouth areas. This particular photograph looks as if … Continue reading

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Science Camps in full swing

Over 50 students, aged between 11-13, arrived at the Met Office keen to learn about weather and climate science, for the second of this year’s Science Camps! During the Science Camps students take part in demonstrations and hands-on activities, while … Continue reading

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Today’s weather from above

Today’s satellite images show the small areas of the UK which have snow lying, as well as a number of interesting cloud formations. The snow shows up very clearly over the Pennines and Scottish Borders, over the Isle of Wight, … Continue reading

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Top ten romantic weather phenomena

With Valentine’s day this week, we’ve complied the top ten romantic or magical weather conditions. 1. Diamond dust – Diamond dust consists of extremely small ice crystals, usually formed at temperatures below -30 °C. The name diamond dust comes from the … Continue reading

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Cloud spotting infographic and video

Having trouble telling a cumulus from a stratus cloud? In our video James Chubb explains how clouds form and how this can help you can tell one cloud from another. We’ve also put together a guide to identifying all the … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 09 May 2011

A story about the  forecast for the Royal Wedding provided by the Met Office was published by the Sunday Express this weekend.  The story, however, fails to accurately review the forecast that was actually provided for the wedding, and as … Continue reading

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