Tag Archives: Weather Observations

The impact of coronavirus on Met Office observations

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis continues to affect the activities of society as a whole, and the weather observing network is no exception. The pandemic has led to a sharp fall in the number of flights around the world and therefore a loss of aircraft-based observations, including … Continue reading

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Could navigational buoys help with Met Office forecasts?

For the first time the Met Office has set up a trial to see if it is possible to use navigational buoys to gather weather data from near coastal areas. The Met Office has just 10 weather observation buoys around … Continue reading

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Win the chance to be a weather presenter for the day!

Are you interested in why rain has fallen, where the sun is shining or how strong wind gusts are – and what this means? If so, the Met Office’s WOW – Weather Observation Website – enables you to be part … Continue reading

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WOW – a new weather observations website for everyone

The Times has today run a feature – ‘Experts make way for an outbreak of enthusiasm from citizen forecasters’ – about a new project by the Met Office to set up a social network for weather observations. The weather is … Continue reading

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