The Met Office has been named one of the most sustainable public sector organisations in the UK
The Met Office has been named one of the most sustainable public sector organisations in the UK
The last few days have seen some crisp wintry days and nights with the coldest temperatures of the year so far.
The global mean temperature for 2015 is expected to be between 0.52 °C and 0.76 °C* above the long-term (1961-1990) average of 14.0 °C, with a central estimate of 0.64 °C, according to the Met Office annual global temperature forecast.
The new partnership has come about as a result of the growing demand for more specialist tailored forecasts within the wind power market.
The chances of extreme hot summers across parts of Europe have increased dramatically since the early 2000s, according to a new study by the Met Office.
Early figures from the Met Office show 2014 is on course to be one of, if not the warmest, year on record both globally and for the UK.
ZEUS, a device developed by the Met Office and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to improve our understanding of atmospheric volcanic ash distribution, has been fitted to a British Airways 747 aircraft.
Experts from the Met Office will be speaking at this year's RenewableUK 2014 event, demonstrating how the organisation's world-leading forecasting technology and scientific research capabilities can support the renewables sector in the UK.
November - 2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. As we approach Remembrance Sunday on 9th November, we look back at the vital role the Met Office played in World War One.
One year on from Typhoon Haiyan, the Met Office has unveiled new scientific capability aimed at preventing future generations from suffering similar devastating effects of tropical storms.
When you think of last winter, flooding probably comes to mind, however it was actually wind that caused the greater insured loss across Europe.
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has today released the final synthesis report for its Fifth Assessment Report on the current scientific knowledge around our changing climate.
The next generation supercomputer which will take UK weather and climate services into the future will be supplied by Seattle based specialists, Cray.
A new £97m Met Office supercomputer will cement the UK's position as a world leader in weather and climate prediction.
The Met Office will once again be hosting the 'Get Ready for Winter' web pages on behalf of a range of Government Departments and voluntary organisations. The pages offer advice and links to a range of information to help individuals, families and communities prepare for every aspect of the winter season. By taking simple steps, such as signing up to The Met Office's National Severe Weather Warning Service, members of the public can ensure they keep warm, healthy and safe this winter. The campaign will build on last year's initiative which saw thousands of people get the information they need to prepare for all weather conditions through the winter months.
As Scotland gears up for winter the Met Office road team explains how the work they do helps keep some of the country's roads moving through the colder months.
The Met Office is pleased to announce it is joining the Open Data Institute's (ODI) membership programme as a partner. It will join organisations such as Arup, Telefonica, Thomson Reuters and the University of Southampton, all leading the way for best practice for open data usage and delivery in their particular industry or field.
Greg Clark, Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, is opening the UK's only dedicated space weather forecast centre today.
A study published in Nature Geoscience today shows that air pollution has had a significant impact on the amount of water flowing through many rivers in the northern hemisphere.
Early Met Office figures show this is set to be the driest September across the UK since records began in 1910, with exceptionally low rainfall for many parts of the country.
Met Office explains the latest research into the forces behind extreme weather to delegates at a winter road industry conference.
Ant and Dec are among thousands successfully trained by the Met Office College during its 75 year history
The Met Office will be discussing climate change and the implications for the UK water industry at the upcoming Sustainable Water Event.
The Met Office has announced the launch of its renewable energy services in Germany.
The Met Office, in conjunction with Public Health England (South West), have produced a series of species specific pollen maps for the south west of the UK.
Met Office meteorologists are predicting that most places will enjoy some sunshine during the Bank Holiday weekend before an area of low pressure begins to move in from the Atlantic during Sunday.
'Leaves on the line' can cause significant delays and disruption for the millions of commuters and freight operators who travel the rail network each autumn.
The remnants of ex-hurricane Bertha have brought some very high rainfall totals and strong winds across parts of the UK - with severe conditions continuing in parts of Scotland today.
Ex-hurricane Bertha is crossing the UK today bringing heavy and strong, gusty winds.
The remnants of hurricane Bertha looks set to track across the UK over the next few days. .
Tropical Storm Bertha has now weakened into an Atlantic storm and will track towards the UK during the next few days.
Met Office has launched a Quality Mark scheme for independent winter gritters.
The start of the school summer holidays is heralded by a period of dry weather across much of the UK, with good spells of sunshine, patchy cloud and temperatures staying just above average for many.
An amber severe weather warning for parts of the UK has been issued by the Met Office as intense thunderstorms are expected through Friday night and the weekend which could cause disruption.
The Met Office has issued a Heat-health alert for parts of England as temperatures are set to rise over the next few days.
In a new five-year contract, the Met Office is to provide a team of on-site meteorologists year-round at Heathrow Airport, the world's busiest international airport.
The Met Office is joining experts from around the world this week at the 7th International Scientific Conference on the Global Water and Energy Cycle.
The Met Office is touching down at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford this weekend.
Met Office forecasters are expecting a dry, sunny start for T in the Park in Scotland this weekend.
The Met Office is very pleased to announce that Rob Varley will be its new Chief Executive from September.
To meet increasing demand for its specialist meteorology training course for renewable energy professionals, the Met Office has announced a series of new course dates throughout 2014 and early next year.
Met Office scientist, Edward Pope, will be speaking at Utility Week's Gas and Power Asset Management Conference on 8 July 2014, discussing the ways in which weather and climate change impact on UK infrastructure.
After a couple of weeks of sunny, dry, warm weather, conditions are changing and it's looking more unsettled for this years Glastonbury Festival.
The recent spell of fine and dry weather looks set to continue for the start of Wimbledon and the run-up to Glastonbury Festival.
The Met Office launches new, specialist meteorology training courses for energy sector professionals.
The Met Office announces it has updated its water industry training courses. With the current pressure on security of supply, and the likelihood of climate change increasing extremes of weather, knowing how to confidently interpret weather and climate information will be even more crucial to water industry personnel.
Met Office meteorologists are forecasting dry and fine weather for many as the summer festival season gets into full swing this weekend.
Extreme summer rainfall may become more frequent in the UK due to climate change, according to new research led by the Met Office in collaboration with Newcastle University.
With yesterday marking the start of meteorological summer the Met Office, working with key partners, is launching its 'Get Ready for the Great British Summer' web pages.
Clothing that connects to the Internet, a mobile app that finds the cheapest wifi connection or tracking air pollution with your phone. Not technology from a sci-fi movie, but cutting edge ideas from Met Office organised "Space Apps Challenges" named winners by NASA.
The Met Office has joined a new groundbreaking research partnership aimed at identifying the effects of climate change on health and well being in the UK.
Met Office meteorologists are forecasting dry and fine, if at times rather cloudy, weather for many over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Met Office Meteorologists are forecasting dry and fine weather for many over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Met Office meteorologists are predicting a mix of weather for the Easter weekend, with sunshine at first giving way to showers by Bank Holiday Monday.
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) examines how society might reduce future greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the most dangerous changes in climate.
Following extensive conversations with the public, online users and responders, the Met Office has updated and improved its online forecast services for both desktop computers and mobile devices.
Met Office forecasters are predicting a cool, cloudy start but a mainly dry day on Sunday for the London Marathon.
A new long-range forecast system developed by Met Office scientists has delivered a potential advance in the skill of predictions for European and North American winters.
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) examines the impacts of a warming world, as well as how we can adapt and reduce those impacts.
Natural England's long term monitoring project - which monitors the effects of climate change and air pollution on biodiversity - is getting plugged straight into the Met Office.
Met Office experts will demonstrate how in-depth scientific research and investment in solutions can help with seasonal forecasting and wind speed prediction at the annual European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Conference.
Lerwick's new and improved Met Office Observatory Building was officially opened today by Rob Varley, Met Office Operations and Services Director, continuing our proud association with the Shetland Islands spanning more than 90 years.
Early Met Office statistics for Winter 2014 show that England and Wales has already had its wettest winter in almost 250 years.
Met Office forecasts are playing an important role in keeping the construction of a vital link in Scotland's road network, the new Queensferry Crossing road bridge across the Forth, on schedule and construction workers safe.
Harsh weather over the North Sea, with average wind and wave conditions the highest in any December since 1981, has led to many operational challenges for a number of oil and gas companies.
The weather can have a dramatic impact on the profitability of businesses, and a better understanding of it can help boost both profit margins and efficiency, according to the Met Office.
To meet increasing demand for its specialist meteorology training course for renewable energy professionals, the Met Office has announced a new course date in March.
The Met Office brings you Holiday weather; the 'go to' web pages for those of you travelling abroad. If you are looking for inspirational ideas about a weekend break, a summer holiday, or want to know which destinations offer the most winter sun, the Met Office can help you decide when to pack your bags and travel abroad.
Further heavy rain and gales on Friday are likely to result in further disruption as the last of the string of violent storms we have seen over recent weeks crosses the UK.
Met Office forecasts heavy rain for the UK for Friday
Met Office forecasters have issued a red National Severe Weather Warning for stormy conditions across the UK this afternoon and evening.
Met Office forecasters are warning that further very wet and windy weather this week could bring disruption to parts of the UK.
Met Office forecasters are warning of further spells of stormy weather this week, bringing the possibility of further disruption.
Met Office forecasters are warning that gales and heavy downpours will continue to affect the UK through this weekend, bringing the possibility of further disruption.
Met Office forecasters are warning that heavy rain and gale force winds will continue to affect the UK as we head into the weekend, bringing the possibility of further disruption.
Met Office forecasters are warning that heavy rain and gale force winds will continue to affect the UK at times this week, bringing the possibility of further travel disruption.
As part of the Planning for Climate Change at Efficient Water Distribution between the 5th and 6th of February, the Met Office's Utilities Scientific Consultant, Tom Francis, will present and discuss modelling variations in climate and weather related leakage providing case studies from within the industry.
Met Office forecasters are warning that further heavy rain and gale force winds will affect the UK at times this week, bringing the risk of transport disruption.
Early Met Office statistics for January 2014 show that the southeast and central southern England region has already had its wettest January in records going back to 1910, with three days still to go.
Minimising risks and uncertainty when developing offshore wind farms will be a key topic explored by the Met Office at this year's Offshore Wind & Supply Chain Conference in Aberdeen.
At Energy Now Expo 2014, Met Office experts will demonstrate how investment in scientific research can be applied to weather and climate services to help farmers and landowners get the most of their wind assets.