Tag Archives: Met Office

What can we say about the weather this Winter?

Professor Paul Davies Met Office Fellow (Meteorology) and Chief Meteorologist said;  “Weather patterns for October look mobile with a westerly or south westerly air flow likely to bring Atlantic weather systems across the UK at times, resulting in periods of wet, … Continue reading

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Food and farming – Delivering science to our stakeholders

Met Office science is helping UK farmers prepare for a changing climate. This work includes a number of ‘Climate Services’ which are funded by Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), as well as other projects. Why do we … Continue reading

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‘Fusing’ the best of UK science to build resilience to high-impact weather events and climate change

An urgent need to understand the increasing impacts of extreme weather and climate change and how these affect society is the focus of an expanded Met Office initiative which is developing deeper partnerships with key British universities. The Met Office … Continue reading

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Fifth consecutive ‘failed’ rainy season in East Africa predicted

Meteorological and climate projection expertise at the Met Office is not just confined to the UK, we have a number of experts working in regions around the world. A key region where this expertise is vital is Eastern Africa, where … Continue reading

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Future summers could last longer hints Met Office research

UK autumns are likely to become drier on average and more ‘summer-like’ with increasing climate change according to new research from the Met Office. Daniel Cotterill is the lead scientist behind the study, which focusses on the projected likelihood of … Continue reading

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How many days of thunder do we have in the UK? 

The heatwave ended with a bang for many of us earlier this week as thunderstorms hit the UK after several weeks of record-breaking hot and dry weather. According to the Met Office’s next generation lightning location system, there were 26,718 … Continue reading

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Monitoring and responding to sea level rise  

In our recent blog post, we introduced our August climate theme of sea level rise, explored some of the different aspects, and looked at how climate change can influence sea levels at a global and regional scale. In this blog, … Continue reading

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How will the summer end: ‘bang’ or ‘whimper’?

The summer 2022 has been remarkable on many fronts, says Paul Davies Met Office Fellow (Meteorology). We exceeded the 40°C threshold for the first time ever, and for England the January-July period has had 69% of average rainfall making it … Continue reading

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Get ClimateReady – What is meant by sea level rise?

This month, as part of our Get ClimateReady campaign, we will be exploring the theme of sea level rise, a topic which has been of significant interest this year. Simply put, “sea level rise” refers to the rise in the … Continue reading

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Climate study backs up Met Office research

A study published today [Friday 29 July] by World Weather Attribution supports a previous Met Office study that was published before this summer and which looked at the prospect of 40°C in the UK. The Met Office study found that … Continue reading

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