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Tag Archives: observations
Did You Know? We’re testing new weather balloons: from Cornwall to Antarctica!
The Met Office launches over 4300 balloons every year from 6 locations across the UK and is involved in launching thousands more around the globe. These are not party balloons; they are weather balloons that take a small weather observation … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged climate, Data, observations, Radiosondes, weather, weather balloon Comments Off on Did You Know? We’re testing new weather balloons: from Cornwall to Antarctica!
Big data – big challenge
The Met Office is facing new and increasing challenges because of the huge volume of data that we manage and produce. Alex Longden, who leads the team responsible for data provision for the data re-use community and private weather sectors, … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Data, Met Office, observations, Open Data Institute, Supercomputer 4 Comments
Can space tech help measure the weather?
This summer the Met Office was able to take advantage of a nanosatellite being used as a technology demonstrator by the European Space Agency (ESA) to gather weather information. The satellite, GomX-3, was built by the Danish CubeSat developer GomSpace. … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged CubeSat, European Space Agency, GomSpace, numerical weather models, observations, satellite, temperature, wind Comments Off on Can space tech help measure the weather?
New Weather Observations Website
The ‘Weather Observations Website‘ (WOW) is a platform that enables anyone to get involved and submit, share and visualise their weather observations. WOW was launched in 2011 and since then we’ve received over 850 million observations from 200 countries around … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Met Office, observations, rain, snow, temperature, UK, weather, weather forecasting, weather stations, wind, WOW Comments Off on New Weather Observations Website
New Apprenticeship Programme launched
The Met Office launched a new Apprenticeship Programme at the Exeter College Apprentice Expo, to recruit two apprentices who will join the Observations Team this September. This is the first apprenticeship scheme of its type at the Met Office. The … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Apprentice, Apprentice Torch, Apprenticeship, Engineers, Exeter College, Institue of Engineering and Technology, Met Office, observations, weather Comments Off on New Apprenticeship Programme launched
State of the UK climate 2014
Our climate in the UK is changing and therefore it is essential that we record those changes accurately. The foundation for this monitoring comes from our extensive network of meteorological observations. The Met Office National Climate Information Centre is responsible … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2014, extremes, Met Office, observations, statistics, trends, UK, UK Climate, variations, warmest, weather, weather summary, wettest 20 Comments
How do we measure snow?
Here at the Met Office, we’re already being asked if it’s going to be a White Christmas and there’s always a lot of interest in snow. It’s too early to give forecasts that far ahead, forecasting snow is – after … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged cold, cold weather, freezing, frost, ice, Met Office, observations, sleet, snow, snowfall, weather, White Christmas, WOW 7 Comments
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