Winter forecast?

Wet conditions

28 October 2010

Following public research, the Met Office no longer issues long-range forecasts for the general public; instead we provide a monthly outlook on our website.

Despite this, you may have seen some reports in the media on Thursday, suggesting the Met Office has produced a forecast for the coming winter.

These media reports have based their interpretation for the coming winter on probability maps on our website. However, they have been selective about the information they have used and you should not take these interpretations as a guide to the coming winter. Instead we would recommend using our monthly outlook and short range forecasts.

UK weather forecast

Contact information

Met Office Press Office: +44 (0)1392 886655

E-mail: Press Office

Broadcast interviews:

The Met Office's Exeter office is equipped with a Globelynx camera ready for live broadcast interviews. Contact our press team on 01392 886655 to arrange an interview with one of our experts. Once an interview has been arranged, bookings can be made at www.globelynx.com


Met Office Customer Centre: 01392 885680

If you're outside the UK: +44 1392 885680

Last updated: 5 August 2011