Tag Archives: forecasting

Winter Forecasting – Responding to the headlines

Once again it is the season for speculation and big headlines regarding what the weather will do over the winter period. The front page of the Daily Express today claims: ‘Worst winter for decades: Record-breaking snow predicted for November’. We saw … Continue reading

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Met Office continues to drive forward research on long-range forecasting

The BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ Programme have run a story this morning regarding the advice the Met Office gave to our government customers ahead of the exceptionally wet weather of April to June 2012. This was an extreme period of weather … Continue reading

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Fascination and forecasting – guest blog by Siân Lloyd

Here in the UK we’re famous for being obsessed with the weather, and I’m no exception to that. My fascination with the weather started from a young age because my father had a passion for the outdoors, so we were … Continue reading

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Weather satellite set for launch

Metop-B, the second of the EUMETSAT Polar orbiting satellites, which provide data for use by meteorologists and climate scientists at the Met Office and around the world, will be launched today. Metop-B is scheduled to be launched by a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, … Continue reading

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Met Office recognised as world-leading by Science and Technology Select Committee

The Met Office welcomes that the Science and Technology Committee recognises the Met Office fulfils its role as the national weather forecasting service for the UK and is underpinned by a robust science strategy that delivers a cost effective and accurate service … 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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Sunshine and showers? – a challenging forecast

“And today we will see a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers” says the weather forecaster on the TV, as you get ready for work.  This is certainly a phrase that you will hear used quite a lot during the … Continue reading

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Met Office scientists awarded Denny Medal for ocean expertise

Met Office scientists have been awarded the Denny Medal for the best research paper of 2010 by the Journal of Operational Oceanography. The paper describes how the Met Office operational Forecasting Ocean Assimilation Model (FOAM) and the new Nucleus for … Continue reading

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