Tag Archives: weather

Bank of England applies Met Office UK climate projections in its Climate Biennial Exploratory Scenarios

More extreme heatwaves, droughts, drier summers, wetter winters and rising sea levels are all consequences of climate change which each UK citizen will have to continue to endure. It is easier to contemplate the increasing impacts of climate change on … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Everything you need to know about WeatherReady

This summer, we’re all likely to be spending more time closer to home. To help you make the most of the weather, and stay safe and healthy, we’ve worked with the Cabinet Office and key partners to bring together the very best advice … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

What kind of temperature swings are ‘normal’ in UK spring?

With forecasters predicting a marked shift in temperatures in the coming days, here we take a look at how commonplace temperature fluctuations are during a typical UK spring. It’s certainly not uncommon for spring in the UK to see big … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scottish Flood Forecasting Service marks 10th Anniversary

The Scottish Flood Forecasting Service (SFFS) is today (Tuesday 9 March) marking a decade of supporting Scotland’s preparedness and response to flooding. Staffed around the clock 365 days a year, the service has been combining hydrological and meteorological data to … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Scottish Flood Forecasting Service marks 10th Anniversary

Why the beast from the east is unlikely to roar.

A sudden stratospheric warming high in the atmosphere early in January has led to reports a so called ‘Beast from the East’ is heading our way and speculation of extreme cold weather to come. A sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) sees … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Why the beast from the east is unlikely to roar.

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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How will La Nina affect our winter weather?

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

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Weather Statistics for September

Storm Alex, so why not Storm Aiden?

Many media outlets have been reporting that ‘Storm Aiden’ will batter Britain with strong winds and heavy rain this weekend.  Over the last few days, weather forecasting computers – known as Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models – have been predicting … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Storm Alex, so why not Storm Aiden?

Three decades of Met Office Hadley Centre science, and counting..

This week marks the 30th Anniversary of the opening of the Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on 25 May, 1990. Professor Albert Klein Tank, director of the Met Office Hadley Centre, … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Three decades of Met Office Hadley Centre science, and counting..

Climate change to bring heavier rainfall events

The rise of global temperature is the most easily understood metric of climate change. Its outwardly simple concept has instant appeal as it captures the key element of climate change – the warmer the planet becomes, the more the climate … Continue reading

Posted in Met Office News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Climate change to bring heavier rainfall events