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Tag Archives: solar cycle
How will La Nina affect our winter weather?
La Niña is now present in the tropical Pacific and forecasters are suggesting these conditions will continue throughout the winter months. La Niña is one of the three phases of the phenomenon known as the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, El Niño – the warm phase, La Niña – the cool phase and lastly the neutral phase. During La Niña … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged climate science, El Niño-Southern Oscillation, El Nino, high pressure, Jet stream, La Niña, long range forecast, Met Office, Quasi-Biennial Oscillation, rainfall, solar cycle, storms, trade winds, weather, weather forecast, Winter Comments Off on How will La Nina affect our winter weather?
Watch this space!
Space weather is just the environmental conditions in space that can have an effect on Earth. The most recognisable and visible of these is arguably the auroras (Northern and Southern Lights). However, as well as these spectacular natural phenomena, space … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged European Space Agency, Met Office, solar, solar cycle, solar storm, solar wind, space weather, Sun, sun spot, UK Space Agency, weather, weather forecasting Comments Off on Watch this space!
Will you see the Aurora borealis this week?
Over the past few nights, clear skies have allowed skygazers in some parts of the UK to see the Aurora borealis (or Northern Lights). In particular, northern parts of Scotland have been treated to some stunning displays. During autumn and … Continue reading
Keep your eyes peeled for aurora borealis
Now we are in Autumn and the nights are getting longer the chances of seeing the Aurora borealis (or Northern Lights), particularly in the northern parts of the UK, is once again on the increase. The science behind this is … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged aurora, aurora borealis, coronal mass ejection, northern lights, solar cycle, solar storm 1 Comment
Giant sun spot moves back into view
The Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre is closely monitoring what was the biggest sun spot in the current 11-year solar cycle as it rotates back onto the face of the Sun. When it last faced the Earth it was … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged cme, coronal mass ejection, Met Office, solar cycle, space weather, Sun, sun spot 2 Comments
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