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Work of Met Office forecasters at Heathrow wins award.

Published:Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:45:00 GMT

The support the Met Office provided Heathrow Airport during the 2017/18 winter has been recognised with a prestigious award.


Turning cold for the weekend

Published:Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:43:00 GMT

In a marked change from the mild weather many of us have been experiencing so far this autumn, conditions are turning much colder as we head into the weekend.


Stormy weather continues

Published:Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:08:00 GMT

A number of national severe weather warnings have been issued this week as a series of low pressure systems bring a combination of wind and rain across the UK.


Storm Callum

Published:Wed, 10 Oct 2018 10:52:00 GMT

The third storm of the 18/19 season has been named.


Metop-C satellite launch gives Met Office another set of 'eyes in the sky'

Published:Wed, 07 Nov 2018 10:52:00 GMT

Today’s launch of the newest EUMETSAT weather satellite continues the development of a programme which gives the UK’s Met Office access to world-leading weather data from polar orbit. The Metop-C satellite was launched from the European Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana. It completes a network of three platforms flying in a polar orbit at an altitude of 817km, which enables global observations of weather and atmospheric composition, and monitoring of ocean and land surfaces.


Storm names for 2018-19 announced

Published:Tue, 11 Sep 2018 10:47:00 GMT

The Met Office and Met Éireann, today reveal the list of storm names for the coming season.


Met Office and Surfers Against Sewage team up

Published:Tue, 02 Oct 2018 11:10:00 GMT

Met Office staff members have hit the beach this week, to mark the start of their new charity partnership with Surfers Against Sewage.


Storm Bronagh

Published:Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:02:00 GMT

The second named storm of the season.


Amber warning for rain

Published:Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:27:00 GMT

The Met Office has issued an Amber Weather Warning for rain for much of South Wales for Friday and Saturday


Extreme weather reveals changing climate

Published:Thu, 01 Nov 2018 15:22:00 GMT

A new report by the Met Office, published today, reveals further details about changes in the UK’s climate since the 1960s. By documenting temperature and rainfall climate extremes, including periods of warmth, cold and spells of wet or dry weather, the report reveals changes in some types of extreme weather.


Autumn has arrived!

Published:Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:48:00 GMT

Many parts of the UK are in for a wet and windy week, with a number of low pressure systems crossing the Atlantic bringing unsettled weather, particularly to the north and west of the country.


Limit rise to 1.5°C: avoid worst climate impacts

Published:Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:52:00 GMT

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on 1.5°C of global warming.


Was summer 2018 the hottest on record?

Published:Fri, 31 Aug 2018 08:53:00 GMT

Update: Having further assessed the temperature data for the UK as a whole for summer 2018 the figures are so close that we are declaring it as the joint hottest on record together with 2006, 2003 and 1976.


Ice and snow warnings issued for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Published:Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:37:00 GMT

The cold snap expected for the weekend could bring tricky conditions for road and rail travellers in some parts of the country, as the Met Office warns people to get ready for a sharp drop in temperatures.


Winter is in the air

Published:Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:48:00 GMT

So far this month, temperatures across the country have been mild for the time of year, but from next week - it’s going to feel a lot more seasonal.


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