Climate science

Delivering world-leading science

The Met Office, particularly through the Met Office Hadley Centre, is constantly expanding the observations and monitoring of past and current climatic conditions, making advances in forecasting the regional climate and climatic extremes for the coming seasons, and improving the understanding of climate change.

Our staff make significant contributions to scientific literature and to a variety of climate science reports, including the Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We provide in-depth information to, and advise, the Government on climate science issues.

On these pages you can find out more about our climate science and how it is used here in the UK and around the world.

Last updated: 5 March 2014