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Tag Archives: Madden Julian Oscillation
Multiple drivers create challenges for forecasting weather direction
How times change. This time last year, we were in the early days of a month which went on to become the wettest February for the UK in a series stretching back to 1862. Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge, which … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged El Niño-Southern Oscillation, El Nino, ENSO, La Niña, Madden Julian Oscillation, Met Office, North Atlantic Oscillation, Storm Ciara, Storm Dennis, Storm Jorge, sudden stratospheric warming Comments Off on Multiple drivers create challenges for forecasting weather direction
Is there another ‘Beast from the East’ on the way?
There have been many headlines in recent days proclaiming a return of the ‘Beast from the East’ and ‘triple polar vortex to trigger heavy snow’ with bookies reportedly cutting the odds that this month will end as the coldest January … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Beast from the East, El Nino, heavy snow, Madden Julian Oscillation, polar vortex, snow, SSW, sudden stratospheric warming, Winter 6 Comments
Record levels of Pacific tropical cyclone activity continue
The Pacific Ocean has seen an extremely high number of tropical cyclones during the early part of this season, with several more tropical storms developing over the weekend. Across the whole Pacific Ocean nine tropical cyclones have formed in the … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Atlantic hurricane season, Atlantic Ocean, Central Pacific Hurricane Center, El Nino, Japan Meteorological Agency, Madden Julian Oscillation, National Hurricane Center, Pacific Ocean, Pacific typhoon records, Pacific Typhoons, stormtracker, Tropical Storm Dolores, Typhoon Chan-hom, Typhoon Nangka, Typhoon season 2015 Comments Off on Record levels of Pacific tropical cyclone activity continue
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
Posted in Met Office in the Media Tagged BBC, forecasting, long-range outlook, Madden Julian Oscillation, Met Office, MJO, Radio Four, seasonal forecasts, Today, weather 13 Comments