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Tag Archives: Sun
Weather Statistics for September
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
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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!
Harnessing the power of the weather forecast
You will be familiar with checking a weather forecast before planning a day out. But have you ever looked at a forecast to find out the greenest time to put your washing machine on? Well, now you can. Using data … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Carbon, climate, Energy, National Grid, Sun, wind 4 Comments
US total solar eclipse – the most photographed event of all time?
Today, the path of a total solar eclipse will move across continental USA, an event predicted to be the most photographed of all time. The eclipse occurs as the moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, casting a 70-mile … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged cme, eclipse, Met Office, space weather forecasts, Sun, US eclipse 2 Comments
Why is forecasting low cloud so difficult?
You may have been enjoying the sun these past few days, and noticed that some website and app forecasts have been somewhat more pessimistic with their predictions of the cloud cover. But why is something as fundamental as cloudy or … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Cloud cover, Forecasts, numerical weather models, Sun 4 Comments
Impacts of extreme space weather on the UK
by Mark Gibbs, Met Office Head of Space Weather A recently published paper assessing the impact of an extreme space weather event on the US power grid suggests the total cost of an electricity blackout, both direct and indirect, could … Continue reading
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Early June 2016 statistics
June, the first month of summer meteorologically speaking, has so far delivered a range of weather with some sunny, warm days but also torrential, thundery downpours leading to localised flooding. Early figures up until 27 June 2016 reflect this mix … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged above average rain, climate statistics, june, June 2016 rainfall, monthly summary, rain, Sun, temperature, weather 2 Comments
Space Weather Centre one year old
The Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre (MOSWOC) has been operating for one year this month. Space Weather can impact all our lives, in particular the technology which we rely on and it is the study of the Earth’s upper atmosphere … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged aurora, Geomagnetic storm, Met Office, MOSWOC, northern lights, space weather, Sun Comments Off on Space Weather Centre one year old
Mixed bag for the start of June
It has been a very varied weather picture so far this month. It’s been dry and warm for the south east of the UK, with some places around London having received less than 5 mm of rainfall so far and … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged cold, dry, forecast, heatwave, Met Office, rain thunderstorm, rainfall, statistics, Sun, weather, wet 2 Comments
‘Super tides’, the weather and coastal flood risk
UPDATED 27/02/2015 – this blog has been updated under the section ‘So what are ‘super tides” with the help of the National Oceanography Centre. In this joint blog from the Environment Agency and the Met Office, we look at the … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Environment Agency, gravity, Met Office, moon, Sun, super, super tide, supertide, tide, tides, UK, waves, weather 5 Comments
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