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Bridging the gap between shorter-term seasonal forecasts and long-term climate projections has long been a dream of climate scientists. Now a review paper validates the capability for near-term climate predictions out to a few years ahead.
Cold weather is now affecting most of the UK and there are strong signals this could last well into February bringing a range of winter hazards including ice, snow and widespread frosts.
A warm year will probably be the second sunniest on record, as a mild December closes a drier than average 2018.
The Met Office global temperature forecast suggests that 2019 will be close to record warmth due to climate change and the added effect of El Niño-related warming in the Pacific.
WMO gives 6 UK weather sites 'Centennial' status
Human-induced climate change has made the 2018 record-breaking UK summer temperatures about 30 times more likely than it would be naturally, the Met Office will say at CoP24 - in Katowice, Poland – later today (Thursday 6 December 2018).
The UK’s most comprehensive picture yet of how the climate could change over the next century has been launched today by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.
Two thirds of British people have been caught out by severe weather, according to latest research from the Met Office, despite 9 in 10 believing that preparing for winter weather is important.