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Bank of England applies Met Office UK climate projections in its Climate Biennial Exploratory Scenarios
More extreme heatwaves, droughts, drier summers, wetter winters and rising sea levels are all consequences of climate change which each UK citizen will have to continue to endure. It is easier to contemplate the increasing impacts of climate change on … Continue reading
Those interested in the UK’s climate records have only had to wait two months of the new decade for a significant new rainfall record to be set. February 2020 set a new UK record for February rainfall in a series … Continue reading
Cyclone Debbie made landfall over the coast of Queensland Australia on Tuesday producing severe wind damage to properties in areas close to the eye including the towns of Bowen and Proserpine. Debbie gradually moved inland and as winds eased the … Continue reading
HRH, the Prince of Wales, who has co-written the forthcoming Ladybird Expert Series Climate Change book – wrote a guest editorial in the Mail on Sunday in which he suggested a ‘focus on looking hard at the accumulated evidence’ of … Continue reading
Our meteorologists will be keeping a close eye on the weather in eastern Europe and the USA this week. With high pressure dictating the weather over western Europe, cold air and associated weather systems are being funnelled southwards across eastern … Continue reading
Gavin Iley, our Head of International Crisis Management and Resilience describes recent developments in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Africa. It is just over a year since Storm Desmond caused severe flooding in parts of the UK, and eight months … Continue reading
Storm Desmond was the fourth named storm of the 2015/16 winter season. It brought severe gales with gusts of wind up to 81 mph together with record-breaking rainfall leading to flooding across parts of northern England. It was associated with … Continue reading
Europe (not including the UK) Heavy rain and thunderstorms continue to affect parts of the northern Mediterranean today. Southern France and northwest Italy could see another 50-150mm of rain, following on from similar amounts yesterday (Thursday). “Red” warnings for heavy … Continue reading
Hurricane Nicole has continued strengthening and is now category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with sustained winds near 130 mph. It is forecast to pass either directly over or very close to Bermuda later today. Whilst Bermuda sits … Continue reading