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Looking back at September as a whole it turned out to be a fairly average month, although there were a few notable events. For the first time in 4 years we saw temperatures reach 30 degrees and a few long … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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