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Tag Archives: Drought
Working for climate resilience with the UK water sector
2022 will be remembered for several meteorological events, including record-breaking heat and a prolonged drought. Eastern England was at the forefront of both events with East Anglia being the driest region in the UK relative to normal for the year. … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged climate change, Drought, Met Office, rain, water Comments Off on Working for climate resilience with the UK water sector
Fifth consecutive ‘failed’ rainy season in East Africa predicted
Meteorological and climate projection expertise at the Met Office is not just confined to the UK, we have a number of experts working in regions around the world. A key region where this expertise is vital is Eastern Africa, where … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Africa, Drought, East Africa, GHACOF, ICPAC, Met Office Comments Off on Fifth consecutive ‘failed’ rainy season in East Africa predicted
Exploring Anglian Water’s water resource extremes using novel techniques
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Anglian Water, climate change, climate science, Drought, East Anglia, Met Office, Met Office Hadley Centre, rain, rainfall, weather forecasting Comments Off on Exploring Anglian Water’s water resource extremes using novel techniques
Pre-Monsoon in southern Asia
Southern Asia has seen some extreme weather recently, with heavy rainfall and high temperatures. But how unusual is this? In the last few days temperatures have often been above 50 C in northwest India, and the highest ever temperature record was … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Drought, flooding, heavy rain, hot, Met Office, rain, rainfall, severe weather, Storm, storms, temperature, tropical cyclone, tropical storm, weather, weather forecasting, wet Comments Off on Pre-Monsoon in southern Asia
Cold weather on the way for the UK, but what about elsewhere in the world?
As the UK prepares for unseasonably cold weather, elsewhere around the globe we are seeing heatwaves, droughts, tropical storms and rainfall. A very warm air mass across the Pacific Northwest of North America has built a ridge of high pressure … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged cold, Drought, England, heatwave, Jet stream, Met Office, rainfall, severe weather, storms, temperature, tropical cyclone, tropical storm, UK, weather forecast, weather forecasting 3 Comments
Large changes in tropical rainfall expected due to greenhouse gas emissions
A new Met Office study has found that, if global greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, we are likely to see large changes to the rainfall in tropical countries. Scientists found that the size of these changes will be strongly … Continue reading
Stark weather contrasts across the USA
While the UK continues to see fairly typical winter weather, over the other side of the Atlantic the US is experiencing some stark contrasts. While some parts in the west are seeing warm and dry conditions, eastern areas are seeing … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged america, california, cold, Drought, lake snow, Met Office, snow, us, usa, weather 3 Comments
Guest blog: ‘Risk of summer drought at normal levels’
There have been some reports in the press that the Met Office has warned dry weather this June could bring a return of drought conditions to the UK – this is not the case. Here Victoria Williams, Water Resources Advisor … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Drought, dry, ea, Environment Agency, hot, june, Met Office, summer, sunny, UK 1 Comment
Why does it always rain on the UK?
After the wettest April in records dating back to 1910 and an unsettled start to May, parts of the UK are set to see more heavy rain today and tomorrow. With all the wet weather, many people have been asking … Continue reading
April already wettest in a century
This April is the wettest in the UK in records which date back to 1910, according to early Met Office figures up to the 29th of the month. Further rain is to come overnight tonight as outbreaks of heavy and … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media Tagged Drought, flod, flood, Met Office, rain, rainfall, severe weather 1 Comment
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