Weather forecasts in online news

Meteorology is a complex science, with Met Office weather forecasts the result of copious amounts of research, observations and analysis. 

However, some online weather headlines can sometimes exaggerate specific conditions or talk up the chances of specific weather scenarios occurring. Public understanding of the weather forecast is vital to ensure everyone has the information they need to stay safe during severe weather.

This page aims to help you to understand what the weather forecast is saying, how it's created and how to understand where some weather news headlines come from.