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Driest start to September in over 50 years

The first half of September has been exceptionally dry across much of the UK and temperatures for many areas have also been well above average, according to provisional Met Office statistics. Figures up to 15th September show there has been … Continue reading

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How wet has this September been?

The latter part of September saw some exceptional rainfall in parts of the UK which caused disruption and flooding at times. With such a great deal of rain falling in a short period of time, some people have asked whether … Continue reading

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Storm caused by most intense low to cross UK in September in 30 years

The low pressure system that has brought heavy rain, strong winds and flooding to the UK is the most intense to cross the UK in September for more than 30 years, with the lowest air pressure of 973mb being recorded … Continue reading

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Met Office ranked in top ten social brands

The Met Office has made it into the top ten social brands in the Headstream Social Brands 100 list for 2012. The Met Office came in joint ninth position and was recognised as the top ranked organisation in the services category. Our … Continue reading

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NASA Space Apps Challenge weekend

Nick Skytland, Programme Manager for NASA Open Government Initiative, has opened the European lead event at the Met Office.   An initiative of the Open Government Partnership, the International Space Apps Challenge will showcase the impact that people working together … Continue reading

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NASA Space Apps Challenge – Growers Nation

This weekend will see the Met Office linking up with sites across the world for the NASA International Space Apps Challenge. Challenges from Met Office employees have been accepted, including Growers Nation submitted by Selena Georgiou a Radar Products Scientist. … Continue reading

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Met Office to host NASA Space Apps Challenge

The NASA Space Apps Challenge is now just over a week away and the Met Office is hosting the lead event for Europe over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd April. A number of challenges, presented by Met Office … Continue reading

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The Met Office and space weather

The Met Office is commonly associated with producing forecasts for Earth. However, since February 2011, we have been working in partnership with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the British Geological Survey (BGS) to develop a UK-based … Continue reading

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Citizen science looks at future warming uncertainty

A project running almost 10,000 climate simulations on volunteers’ home computers has found that a global warming of 3 degrees Celsius by 2050 is ‘equally plausible’ as a rise of 1.4 degrees. The study addresses some of the uncertainties that … Continue reading

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Space Weather brings potential geomagnetic storm to Earth

There has been an increase in activity on the Sun over recent days with a number of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) taking place. A high energy X Ray flare was released from the Sun early this morning, and this has sent … Continue reading

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