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GOES-R – taking weather observation to new heights

Four decades after the launch of NOAA’s first weather-observing satellite, meteorologists are excited about the capabilities of the next-generation model – GOES-R – which is due for launch tomorrow. Dr Simon Keogh leads the Met Office’s Satellite Data Products and … Continue reading

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The latest on Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew has continued to slowly weaken and is currently a category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.  Matthew is expected to move north, then northeast through the rest of Saturday along the coast of South Carolina, before turning east … Continue reading

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Hurricane Matthew and Typhoon Chaba

Over the weekend Hurricane Matthew made headlines as it became the first hurricane in the Atlantic or Caribbean to reach category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale since Felix in 2007. Although its intensity soon dropped back slightly, it … Continue reading

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Northern hemisphere tropical cyclone season starts to peak

Climatologically, tropical cyclone activity across the northern hemisphere often peaks in the period from late August through the first half of September. This year is no exception with six tropical cyclones currently active across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Pacific … Continue reading

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2015 likely to be the warmest on record

This year’s global average surface temperature is likely to be the warmest on record according to data from the Met Office, and is expected to continue the trend showing 15 of the top 16 warmest years have happened since 2001. … Continue reading

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Annual State of the Climate Report for 2014 published

A report which looks at all the climate variables that can be measured for 2014 has been released today. The annual ‘State of the Climate’ report has been published by the American Meteorological Society, presenting summaries for all so-called Essential … Continue reading

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Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall over the Philippines

As predicted Typhoon Haiyan made landfall late yesterday evening (UK time) over the central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan will have caused catastrophic damage near the centre of its track through the Philippine islands of Samar, Leyte and Panay. In addition to … 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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Hurricane Irene expected to make landfall in the US this weekend

Latest forecasts show Hurricane Irene is expected to make landfall on the eastern coast of the United States on Saturday. It is due to pass over North Carolina before continuing up the coast, passing over New York City about a … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 8 January 2011

Snowy weather pushed north across parts of the UK yesterday bringing snow to some areas as expected.  The snow was fairly temporary for many as rain followed and tended to melt the snow that had fallen.  Overnight snow fell across … Continue reading

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