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A year in weather statistics

Dec 30, 2016 12:17 PM

Provisional statistics published by the Met Office reveal that, with three days to go, 2016 is 13th warmest year in the UK in the series going back to 1910.

Cold for the New Year

Dec 28, 2016 11:52 AM

It’s all change as far as the weather is concerned. The unsettled, mild weather of Christmas is a thing of the past as many of us see colder, more settled, and at times sunny, weather as we head towards the New Year.

Becoming colder and more settled to end 2016

Dec 26, 2016 4:13 PM

Following the unsettled, mild weather over the Christmas period, it looks like most places will see calmer, less windy but colder weather for the final days of the year.

Storm Conor to follow Storm Barbara

Dec 23, 2016 12:55 PM

The second named storm of the season, Storm Barbara, which brought strong winds and squally rain to the UK yesterday, is being followed by Storm Conor on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

2017: another very warm year for global temperatures

Dec 20, 2016 12:01 AM

The Met Office global temperature forecast suggests that 2017 will be another very warm year globally but is unlikely to be a new record due to the absence of additional warming from El Niño.

Rainfall patterns shift with increasing global warming

Dec 6, 2016 11:03 AM

A scientific study looking at how rainfall patterns across the world might respond to rising average global surface temperature has revealed an interesting result: regional rainfall patterns won’t change by the same amount per degree of global warming.

Met Office awarded S4C weather service contract

Dec 1, 2016 12:46 PM

From Thursday 1 December S4C viewers will see a new look to their weather service, powered by world-leading weather forecast information as part of a new contract with the Met Office. S4C is a Welsh language television channel broadcast on a range of platforms across Wales and the UK, providing six weather forecasts daily.

Lloyds builds on Met Office extreme weather event research

Nov 24, 2016 2:09 PM

Lloyd’s has published a new study that supports the case that extreme weather events can be modelled as “independent” by global reinsurers when assessing many of their key aggregate risks around the world.

2016 likely to break global temperature record

Nov 14, 2016 11:56 AM

The Met Office says 2016 is on track to be the warmest year on record since the beginning of the instrumental record in 1850. If confirmed when the final results are compiled at the end of the year, 2016 will be the third consecutive year of exceptionally-high average surface global temperatures.

Met Office responds to global climate report

Nov 8, 2016 2:50 PM

The World Meteorological Organization has today published a detailed analysis of the global climate 2011-2015 – the hottest five-year period on the instrumental record.

Get Ready for Winter

Nov 8, 2016 8:42 AM

The Get Ready for Winter campaign aims to help raise awareness of the dangers posed by winter weather and provide tips and advice on how to minimise its impact

Cold and windy Bonfire Night

Nov 4, 2016 4:10 PM

The UK is likely to experience some cold weather this weekend as air from northern Scandinavia spreads across the country.

Name Our Storms 2016

Sep 19, 2016 12:43 PM

The UK's storms will be named again this coming autumn and winter

New STV weather

Aug 19, 2016 1:49 PM

STV first UK broadcaster to go live with new Met Office weather graphics

2015 - yet another record year of climate change

Aug 2, 2016 7:20 AM

The latest state of the global climate report reveals 2015 was a record-breaking year, following on from 2014, which recorded the previous highest average global surface temperature.

Getting a measure of the weather at the RSSSE

Jul 4, 2016 1:55 PM

The Met Office will showcase novel ways in which new technologies can help us monitor the weather and improve our forecasts at this year's Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition (RSSSE) this week.

UK wildlife calendar reshuffled by climate change

Jun 29, 2016 9:54 AM

Climate change is already affecting the UK's wildlife calendar, and it's likely this will continue into the future, according to new research published in the journal Nature.

Women in Engineering Day

Jun 23, 2016 8:16 AM

The importance of women in engineering is being celebrated today and supported by the Met Office.

Thundery showers for parts of the UK

Jun 22, 2016 10:48 AM

The showery conditions are expected to continue over the next few days, but things should settle down through the weekend.

Bank holiday forecast

May 27, 2016 1:27 PM

Planning for the bank holiday weekend? See what weather you can expect.

A changeable Easter weekend

Apr 24, 2016 2:46 PM

After a largely fine Good Friday, most places will see some wet and windy weather over the rest of the long weekend.

New partnership with Gatwick Airport

Mar 10, 2016 10:27 AM

Met Office's world-leading science and weather information will help reduce disruption and improve operational efficiencies.

Milder by the weekend

Mar 8, 2016 12:10 PM

Wet and windy weather for some mid-week, then gradually turning more settled and also milder towards the weekend

Wet and warm winter 2016

Feb 26, 2016 4:06 PM

Early statistics for winter 2015/16 show that the season has been wet and warm, and record-breaking for some

Further stormy weather on the way

Jan 29, 2016 4:36 PM

More spells of severe weather are likely to affect the UK over the next few days. Keep up to date with the latest for your area using our forecast pages

Rain and strong winds this week

Jan 25, 2016 2:09 PM

A period of changeable and potentially disruptive weather is on the way this week with heavy rain and strong winds forecast

Cold weather this weekend

Jan 15, 2016 2:02 PM

Cold weather will persist through this weekend with widespread frosts, ice and some snow, but also winter sunshine

December 2015 breaks records

Jan 5, 2016 11:08 AM

The latest provisional statistics from the Met Office confirm December has broken records both for rainfall and temperature