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The severe storm this weekend and why it’s not a hurricane

There is much coverage of the storm heading our way later this weekend with mentions of it being a ‘hurricane’. This is not strictly correct as we don’t get hurricanes in the UK and this is why. Hurricanes are warm … Continue reading

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‘Spot on’ snow forecast supported by latest science from the Met Office

Over the weekend our highly accurate forecasts of heavy snow and widespread ice enabled the country to prepare for the hazardous conditions helping to keep the country moving. At Heathrow Airport, for example, snow arrived within ten minutes of when … Continue reading

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Australia recovers as Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi finally weakens in Northern Territory

  Parts of North East Australia are clearing up in the wake of Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi, which is likely to have been the most intense cyclone at landfall over Queensland since 1918. Cyclones of a similar intensity have made … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 14 December 2010

The current cold weather continues to feature across the media, with widespread coverage of the predicted return to arctic conditions on Thursday this week.  The Guardian reports that the ‘Weather set to take Arctic turn as big freeze returns to … Continue reading

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Met Office Chief Scientist at the AGU Autumn Meeting

They say that this is the biggest science meeting of any year and with just one look at the crowds surrounding the 2010 meeting in San Francisco it’s hard to argue against that. Over 15,000 scientists representing every colour and … Continue reading

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