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Relative lack of Spring rainfall triggers water scarcity alert
With 1 June marking the first day of meteorological summer, we reflect on spring and ask whether it has been unusual in any way. To fully appreciate what spring has been like we need to put it into context by … Continue reading
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Beyond fruit and timber: the many other benefits of trees in today’s climate
Native woodland is a really powerful tool to tackle both the nature and climate crises, that is the view of Chris Nichols the Woodland Trust’s Conservation Evidence Manager. Woodland creation or protecting or enhancing existing woodlands are prime examples of … Continue reading
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Researchers point the way to managing climate change risks
The consequences of climate change are many and varied. However, most of them bring considerable risk to communities and ecosystems. Up until now climate scientists across the globe have largely focussed attention on those events most likely to happen, such … Continue reading
El Niño on the way?
Every few years the climate undergoes natural fluctuations, centred in the equatorial Pacific Ocean but with global consequences. These El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events involve changes in seawater temperatures and atmospheric pressures across the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean … Continue reading
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Spanish heat to build this week
From Britain to Gibraltar, this week Europe will witness a large temperature contrast. In the south of Spain, high temperatures are forecast to approach or even exceed record-breaking levels for April, while in the UK a temperature plunge this week … Continue reading
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Do you know what climate action to take for a safer future?
The science is clear, the climate is changing. The Met Office is one of the UK’s foremost climate change research centres, carrying out world-leading research. With over 8,100 peer-reviewed articles in scientific literature since 1981, and as a leading contributor … Continue reading
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Has it been an unusually cold start to March?
March heralds the start of Meteorological Spring, and with daffodils, snowdrops and crocuses making an appearance many of us start to think of warmer sunshine and longer days. March 2023 has got off to a cold start, and with numerous … Continue reading
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Glacial archaeology – unlocking the climate time machine
Glacial archaeology is a new and emerging field made possible by the increasingly rapid melting of mountain ice due to climate change. Recent discoveries have left experts amazed. Dr Doug McNeall, co-host on the Met Office’s Mostly Climate podcast, chats … Continue reading
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Working for climate resilience with the UK water sector
2022 will be remembered for several meteorological events, including record-breaking heat and a prolonged drought. Eastern England was at the forefront of both events with East Anglia being the driest region in the UK relative to normal for the year. … Continue reading
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Freddy: one of the longest-lived tropical cyclones
Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which has just rocked Madagascar, has been barrelling through the tropical Indian Ocean for 16 days – making it one of the longest-lived systems in the southern hemisphere. It developed on 6 February off the coast of … Continue reading
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