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Parts of Pakistan and north-west India to endure +50C temperatures

A brutal heatwave that has enveloped parts of southern Asia since the end of April looks set to intensify, says the latest forecast from the Met Office. Nick Silkstone is a meteorologist with the Met Office’s Global Guidance Unit. He … Continue reading

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World Meteorological Day 2022

World Meteorological Day takes place every year on 23 March to celebrate the founding of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1950. The theme of this year’s event is “Early Warning and Early Action,” and the day will spotlight the … Continue reading

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Europe needs to prepare for temperatures of 50C in future

Syracuse, in Sicily, has provisionally exceeded the previous European highest temperature with a record of 48.8°C yesterday. If the record is confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization, this temperature will break the previous record of 48.0°C in Athens in 1977. … Continue reading

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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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Celebrating the benefits of global working on World Meteorological Day

Today is World Meteorological Day. Organised by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the theme of this year’s day is: hotter; drier; wetter; face the future. These themes help to illustrate changes already observed in the world’s climate, and they also … Continue reading

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A celebration of women in science and meteorology

Whether it’s working at the cutting edge of climate or meteorological science, or forecasting and informing the public and our customers about the changing dynamics of the weather, women are at the heart of the Met Office and meteorology. The … 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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World Meteorological Day

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the worldwide meteorological community celebrate World Meteorological Day on 23 March. This year the theme is “Powering our future with weather, climate and water”. As a world leader in weather, climate and science, the Met … Continue reading

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Coldest temperatures of winter so far

Last night and today have seen some of the lowest temperatures of the winter so far. Official observations show Holbeach in Lincolnshire dropped to -15.6 °C overnight, beating the previous coldest temperature of this winter of -12.4 °C at South … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 12 January 2012

There have been stories in the media today incorrectly suggesting that Met Office staff have been awarded “bonuses” for performance over the last year despite what has been reported as “dramatic mistakes” being made. This is simply not the case.  Here, we … Continue reading

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