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  • Space weather

    Forecasting space weather

    Although the Sun is over 90 million miles away from Earth, life on this planet simply couldn't exist without it. But what's often overlooked is that the Sun is in constant flux and that this change - or solar activity - has a direct effect on Earth. The phenomenon is known as space weather and it's the reason why the Met Office has been working in partnership with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) since February 2011 - sharing valuable knowledge and developing the UK's space weather forecasting capabilities.

    28 March 2012

  • Getting people talking

    We get people talking

    Met Office Conversations

    28 March 2012

  • A hot phenomenon

    A hot phenomenon

    Urban heat islands

    10 December 2011

  • boat on lake victoria

    Saving lives on Lake Victoria

    Mobile Weather Alert service

    10 December 2011

  • happy woman

    Keeping well this winter

    Cold weather alerts

    10 December 2011

  • Helping the UK to flourish

    Helping the UK to flourish

    Working with BIS

    10 December 2011

  • Wildlife Trust Biodiversity Benchmark

    Biodiversity benchmark

    The Wildlife Trusts' prestigious award

    10 December 2011

  • aid drop

    On hand when disaster strikes

    Our vital international role

    1 August 2011

  • greener calculations

    Greener calculations

    Converting our supercomputer to run on DC power

    1 August 2011

  • designing the weather dave robinson

    Designing the weather

    Creating forecasts - both in the UK and abroad

    1 August 2011

  • crossing a river

    Communicating climate science

    Making the facts accessible

    1 August 2011

  • flood forecasting centre

    Joining forces

    Forming the Flood Forecasting Centre

    1 July 2011

  • Hercules aircraft

    It's all in the detail

    For RAF flight crews, adverse weather is not just an inconvenience - it can directly affect their ability to do their jobs, which is why having a Met Office forecaster based in their planning room is proving an invaluable resource.

    28 February 2011

  • Couple building snowman

    Health alerts save lives

    For sufferers of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) even subtle changes in the weather can mean the difference between life and death, which is why the Met Office runs Healthy Outlook® — a world-leading service that lets people with COPD know when difficult weather is on its way.

    28 February 2011

  • Eleanore Hunt

    Disaster relief in Haiti

    Helping in Haiti after the earthquake

    28 February 2011

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