Tag Archives: Health

The Met Office Pollen Forecast goes live

Different types of pollen, released at varying times throughout the year, cause millions to suffer from hay fever and other allergies and these symptoms can have a serious impact on well-being. The Met Office counts pollen from March to August, however, pollen … Continue reading

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Air quality issues in the UK – what’s really going on?

There has been some media coverage about air pollution issues in the UK today, so what’s really going on? It is true to say that since Tuesday this week the UK has seen elevated levels of air pollution. This is … Continue reading

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How weather drives our herd mentality

We all like to think of ourselves as individuals, making up our own minds what to do and when to do it. But in Human Swarm, a new Channel 4 documentary, Jimmy Doherty reveals new evidence that suggests that in many … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Alert Service extended to help support

With cold weather forecast across the UK as we head through the Easter weekend and into the start of April, the Cold Weather Alert Service, which usually finishes at the end of March, has been extended for an additional two weeks. … Continue reading

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Cold weather continues across the UK

The drier, colder and frosty weather currently affecting the UK has given some significant relief to those who have been hit by the heavy rain and floods over the last week or so. However, cold weather presents its own problems … Continue reading

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World COPD Awareness Day – it’s not too late

Today is “World COPD Awareness Day” and is based around the theme of “It’s Not Too Late”. The day is organised by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) to improve awareness and care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) … Continue reading

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Healthy Outlook® – helping patients with COPD this winter.

Alongside our Cold Weather Alert Service this winter, the Met Office is working with the NHS and Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to help keep people well at times of severe cold weather with our specially produced Healthy Outlook® service. The service helps … Continue reading

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Guest blog: UV index forecast, helping you to keep safe in the sun.

As the sun is set to make a reappearance this weekend,  Charlotte Fionda of the Karen Clifford Skin Cancer Charity writes this guest blog: Last week was Sun Awareness Week, even though the sun did not appear to be aware of it in many places. … Continue reading

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Met Office in the News: 9 July 2010

Many national news papers have run stories on the Met Office issuing a heat-health advisory yesterday. The Guardian leads with Weekend heatwave sparks Met Office health warning, while the Daily Express informs its readers of the 90F heat danger warning.  … Continue reading

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First ‘Heat-Health’ alert of the summer

East Anglia, London and south east England have been put on Heat-Health alert as hot temperatures are forecast over the next couple of days.  Temperatures will peak across East Anglia and south east England during Friday and Saturday, where highs of … Continue reading

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