May 2020

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Provisional April Statistics

It has been a dry and sunny picture for the first half of April. Provisional mid-month statistics (1-15th April) show areas such as the City of London, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight having recorded around half a millimetre of rainfall so far this month, just 1% of the monthly average. In […]

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Exeter: World-Class Climate Research Centre

In Devon the concentration of environmental scientists is four times higher than the national UK average and Exeter is widely recognised as a global centre for climate science research with teams of scientists at both the Met Office and the University of Exeter. Exeter is increasing its reputation for a world-class centre for climate research. […]

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March Weather Review

Meteorologically March has been a relatively average month, certainly when compared to the record-breaking wet February the UK has just seen. The first month of meteorological Spring has delivered everything we expect in March from warm days to strong winds and snow. Temperatures have been close to average for the month, with the UK as […]

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World Meteorological Day

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 changes. But aside from temperature, climate change will affect our atmosphere in other ways too. […]

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Monthly Weather Forecast – netweather.tv

UK monthly weather forecast updated 02/04/2014 A warm month, sunny and dry in the east Click here for the full forecast

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Drop In Global Carbon Emmissions

The drop in global carbon-dioxide emissions following the coronavirus pandemic could be large enough to noticeably slow the build-up of CO2 in the atmosphere this year, a team of scientists at the Met Office and Scripps Institution for Oceanography have predicted. But this will not be enough to slow the rise in global temperatures. The […]

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Met Office Joins Forces With Two Universities

The Met Office is joining forces with two more leading UK universities to tackle the key research challenges related to weather prediction and a changing climate. The Met Office Academic Partnership (MOAP) is a cluster of research excellence that brings together the Met Office and leading UK Universities in weather and climate science, to advance the science […]

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Arctic Sea Ice Decline

The Arctic is one of the regions of the world warming most rapidly because of climate change; the rapid loss of Arctic sea ice cover has been one of the most visible indicators of climate change in recent years. Satellite observations, which started in 1979, show Arctic sea ice extent has declined in all seasons […]

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Met Office Launches New Science Strategy

Now more than ever, it is clear that we are living in uncertain times, and we have all felt unsure of what the future will bring. At this time of great need, science has given us a beacon of hope, providing governments with the information it needs to take action and help society combat a […]

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Hadley Centre Anniversary

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, reflects on the first three decades of our history. The Hadley Centre is a lasting […]

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