Tag Archives: WMO

Another El Niño on the way?

In the waters of the far-eastern equatorial Pacific – close to the South American coast – sea-surface temperatures are beginning to rise, prompting some climate scientists to believe the world could be heading for another El Niño in close succession … Continue reading

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From debate to action: early warnings for protection and resilience in Africa

Gavin Iley, our Head of International Crisis Management and Resilience describes recent developments in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Africa. It is just over a year since Storm Desmond caused severe flooding in parts of the UK, and eight months … Continue reading

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Unusual clouds spotted over southern England

There were a number of sightings of unusual and striking cloud formations over the weekend as the UK experienced a mix of weather. Photos were taken in Dorset, particularly the Poole and Bournemouth areas. This particular photograph looks as if … Continue reading

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Met Office scientist wins international award for ‘landmark’ climate science

Met Office scientist Rosie Eade has received international recognition and an award for her landmark research on the predictability of Atlantic climate seasons for years ahead. Much of the weather in the North Atlantic is dominated by the strength of … Continue reading

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2015 likely to be the warmest on record

This year’s global average surface temperature is likely to be the warmest on record according to data from the Met Office, and is expected to continue the trend showing 15 of the top 16 warmest years have happened since 2001. … Continue reading

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Met Office staff and affiliates recognised for their work

World renowned Met Office Chief Scientist Professor Dame Julia Slingo DBE FRS has been awarded the prestigious International Meteorological Organisation (IMO) Prize. This is the first time, since 1998 that the annual prize, awarded by the World Meteorological Organisation, has been … Continue reading

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New cloud comes a step closer

Newly discovered cloud Asperitas (Latin for roughness) has taken another step towards being officially recognized and named in the International Cloud Atlas. The cloud has been named Asperitas because it looks like rough or turbulent seas and has been put … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Meteorological Day

Every year on the 23rd March meteorological services around the world celebrate World Meteorological Day to mark the creation of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1950.  This year’s World Meteorological Day theme is ‘Weather and climate: engaging youth’. WMO … Continue reading

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