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ESA hands over control of the Metop-B weather satellite to EUMETSAT

Yesterday, at 18:30 local time EUMETSAT took control of Metop-B operations, following the three-day Launch and Early Orbit Phase conducted. The handover follows the launch of Metop-B on 17 September.   Since the launch all of Metop-B’s systems have been deployed and checked. This has … 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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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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Northern Lights over the UK

Guest blog: Sarah Reay, British Geological Survey Many people in the UK were treated to a fine display of the northern lights (aurora borealis) on Sunday night. This was seen widely throughout Scotland and the north of England. There is … Continue reading

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A busy year for the Met Office in 2011

It has been another very busy year for us here at the Met Office as we have helped the UK manage the risks of severe weather, supported the world in the aftermath of natural disasters, continued our support of the … Continue reading

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Global average temperatures continue to warm

As the second day of negotiations gets underway at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP17) in Durban, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) published its review of the climate of 2011 at a press conference this morning. With observations collated … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 14 June 2011

The Met Office in partnership with NOAA continues to develop a partnership to respond to ‘space weather’ reports the Western Morning News in ‘Met Office in new move for space weather forecasting’ and the Independent in ”Controlled’ power cuts likely … Continue reading

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