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UPDATED: Iceland volcanic activity

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO), who monitor volcanoes in the country, have reduced their ‘aviation colour code’ for the Barðarbunga volcano back to Orange. They elevated the code to Red on Saturday 23 August after an increase in seismic activity which suggested the … Continue reading

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A year in the life of the Met Office

The Met Office’s Annual Report and Accounts for this year have now been published and are available to view on our website. Detailing our financial performance and business achievements from April 2010 to March 2011, they tell the story of … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 26th April 2011

As we head back to work the Met Office can confirm that we have had the hottest Easter in recent history. The hottest place over the weekend was Wisley in Surrey where the Met Office recorded a high of 27.8 … Continue reading

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Volcanic lightning could help monitor volcanic ash

Met Office researchers have published new findings in ERL suggesting that the amount of lightning produced near a volcano each hour is roughly proportional to the plume height. They believe that the technique could ultimately be used to monitor volcanoes in remote locations … Continue reading

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