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Met Office staff recognised in NY Honours

The Met Office's Chief Scientist, Professor Julia Slingo, and Chief Executive, John Hirst, have been recognised in the 2014 New Year Honours list.

Met Office warns of storms around Christmas

Met Office forecasters are expecting a stormy start and end to Christmas week. However, there will be a calmer, colder spell for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Global average temperature forecast for 2014

The global average temperature in 2014 is expected to be between 0.43 °C and 0.71 °C above the long-term (1961-1990) average of 14.0 °C, with a central estimate of 0.57 °C, according to the Met Office annual global temperature forecast.

Training the leading scientists of the future

The Met Office is set to be a significant partner organisation in a £100 million scheme to provide specialised training for more than a thousand environmental science PhD students.

Getting ready for winter

The Government's 'Get Ready for Winter' web pages are now online to provide help and advice about how to prepare and stay safe this winter.

Major Atlantic storm to impact UK

A major Atlantic storm is set to move across the UK over the next 24 hours, bringing some heavy rain and very strong winds to parts of England and Wales.

Severe storm heading for the UK

The Met Office is warning of the risk of a significant storm bringing exceptionally strong winds to parts of England and Wales on Sunday night into Monday morning.

Warning over severe storm risk

Unsettled weather is expected to continue over the next few days with further spells of heavy rain and strong winds for most parts, particularly over Saturday and Sunday.

Met Office shows new water leakage model

The Met Office will show its new leakage model along with its other Weather Intelligence Models for demand, seasonal night use, pipe burst and turbidity data - at the UK Water Annual Leakage Conference, 24 October 2013.

Met Office message goes global

The message from the Chief Scientist at the Met Office has gone global ahead of the widely anticipated release of the fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Met Office Attends Marine Energy Conference

The Met Office will be sponsoring and attending Scottish Renewables' wave and tidal energy event - The Marine Conference, Exhibition and Dinner on 16-17 September in Inverness.

The first storm of the autumn is on its way

Met Office forecasters are predicting the first storm of the autumn will affect the UK on Sunday as a deep Atlantic low pressure system passes to the north of Scotland.

Studying the causes of extreme weather in 2012

A report edited by scientists from the Met Office and NOAA (the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) shows human influence had an impact on several extreme weather and climate events in 2012.

Sunshine and showers for Bank Holiday weekend

Met Office forecasters are predicting some thundery rain at first this weekend with conditions improving to leave a good deal of fine and dry weather for most on Sunday and Monday.

Mixed weather for Bank Holiday weekend

Met Office forecasters are predicting some rain at first this weekend with conditions improving to leave some dry, fine spells for most on Sunday and Monday.

Connecting you to climate scientists

A new online channel to enable young people to find out more about weather and climate science direct from scientists has been launched.

July finishes in top three sunniest and warmest

Met Office figures show that, with a mean temperature of 17 °C, July 2013 was the third warmest in the national record going back to 1910, behind 2006 (17.8 °C) and 1983 (17.3 °C)

Hot July weather continues

The fine, dry and hot spell of weather is set to continue through the weekend, with the high temperatures lasting well into next week.

Met Office weather app launches on Kindle Tablet

Want to know whether today will be wet or dry, or if it will be really hot tomorrow? The latest weather forecasts from the Met Office are now available with our weather app for the Kindle Tablet.

Fine weather across the UK

Today's fine weather across many parts of the UK heralds the start of a prolonged period of very warm weather which could last until the middle part of July.

Appointment of new Non-Executive Directors

The Met Office is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Barnes, Christine Tacon, David Burridge and Sir John Beddington as Non-Executive Directors.

Meeting on UK's run of unusual seasons

Weather and climate experts from across the UK came together at the Met Office's HQ in Exeter today for a workshop to discuss the recent run of unusual seasons in Europe.

Coldest spring for more than 50 years

Lower than average temperatures over the past fortnight have helped put this spring on track to be the coldest in more than 50 years, according to early provisional statistics from the Met Office.

Met Office weather solutions at All Energy 2013

Met Office experts will be at All Energy 2013 in Aberdeen on the 22 - 23 May showcasing the end-to-end solutions it provides for onshore and offshore renewable energy projects.

Pleasant Bank Holiday weekend for most

Met Office forecasters are expecting pleasant weather for many over the Bank Holiday weekend, with a good deal of dry weather and some sunshine at times.

New move for Met Office Aberdeen

A new Met Office forecasting centre for Aberdeen was officially opened today by Professor Muffy Calder, Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, continuing our proud relationship with the city.

WOW hits 100 million observations

Since its launch in June 2011, the Weather Observations Website (WOW) has received more than 100 million weather observations from weather enthusiasts all over the world.

Coldest March for the UK since 1962

This March is set to be the coldest since 1962 in the UK in the national record dating back to 1910, according to provisional Met Office statistics up to the 26th March.

Staying cold for the Easter weekend

Following last weekend's snowy weather across many parts of the UK, forecasters at the Met Office are predicting that the cold weather will continue through the Easter weekend.

Share the weather with our updated mobile apps

The Met Office has updated its range of mobile weather apps, introducing the ability to share the latest weather forecast with friends and followers direct from both the iPhone and Android apps.

Heavy rain and snow on the way

Met Office forecasters are predicting more contrasting weather across the country as we head towards the end of the week.

The Met Office and the UK's resilience to flooding

We have always seen a great deal of variability in UK rainfall because our weather patterns are constantly changing. This was particularly evident last year when we moved from drought to flood. Ensuring resilience to civil emergencies and natural hazards is therefore an important issue.

Met Office shares flood warnings on website

The Met Office has introduced Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) flood warnings on its website so users can access weather and flood warnings all in one place.

Human influence on East Africa drought

Human influence on global climate contributed to the causes of the 2011 East Africa drought, according to new research by the Met Office.

Colder weather to affect the UK

After a milder and sunnier few days, forecasters at the Met Office are predicting colder and cloudier weather towards the end of the week.

AVOIDing dangerous climate change

A programme of world-class research on how to avoid dangerous climate change was hailed as a success today, as the project reaches completion.

A snowy end to the weekend

After a chilly week with some snow across eastern parts of the UK, Met Office forecasters are expecting more substantial snow to affect many places on Sunday and Monday.

Unsettled week ahead

Unsettled winter conditions will see gale force winds, wintry showers and ice affect parts of the UK.

Met Office displays its renewable energy expertise

Met Office experts will be at the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) Conference in Vienna from 4-7 February 2013 and at RenewableUK Health and Safety 2013 in Sheffield on 31 January 2013.

Mild and wet weather to bring thaw

Parts of Britain will see further heavy snowfall on Friday before milder, wet and windy conditions bring a thaw, Met Office forecasters are predicting.

Freezing weather gradually eases

Met Office forecasters are predicting that the cold weather will continue until the weekend, with some very cold nights in store.

Freezing weather continues

Met Office forecasters are predicting that the cold weather will continue until weekend, with some very cold nights in store.

Snow and rain to bring more disruption

As forecast, snow has fallen across much of central and northern Britain - bringing disruption in some areas. Met Office forecasters are expecting a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow over southwestern parts of the UK overnight and on Tuesday.

Ice and snow to continue

Met Office forecasters are predicting further heavy snow will bring the risk of disruption across eastern areas of Britain on Sunday and Monday, with ice continuing to be a hazard in many other parts.

Ice to follow the snow

As accurately forecast by the Met Office an active frontal system moved in from the west overnight into Friday and brought widespread snow across many parts of the UK.

Wintry weather continues

As forecast, the cold weather has taken hold of the UK with rain, sleet and snow affecting many areas, as well as ice causing disruption to travel.

Ice and snow continue to affect the UK

As forecast, the cold weather has taken hold of the UK with rain, sleet and snow affecting many areas, as well as ice causing some disruption to travel.

Snow and ice expected this weekend

We have had a very mild start to 2013 but Met Office forecasters are predicting that it will turn much colder over the next few days.

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