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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
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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 Centre of Expertise for Waters, climate change, Met Office, Met Office Hadley Centre, National Severe Weather Warning Service, rain, rainfall, Royal Meteorological Society, Scotland, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Flood Forecasting Service, Scottish Flood Forum, SEPA, severe weather, SFFS, weather 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
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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?
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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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
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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
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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 above average rain, climate, climate change, climate science, Met Office Hadley Centre, rain, rainfall, Timothy Andrews, weather Comments Off on Climate change to bring heavier rainfall events
‘Medicane’ bringing ‘rough seas’ to Mediterranean
A strong storm developing in the Mediterranean Sea, frequently referred to as a ‘medicane’, has been making the news in the last couple of days, but what exactly is a ‘medicane’? How is it defined? There is actually no official … Continue reading
Weather ready, Climate smart
Weather-Ready, Climate-Smart’ is the theme for World Meteorological Day being marked around the globe today. As the UK’s national meteorological service, we’re at the forefront of weather and climate science, with wide-ranging capabilities and areas of cutting edge expertise used … Continue reading
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