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Warm and dull November

Provisional statistics show that November 2015 was the dullest on record and also quite warm.


One of the most important climate negotiations since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 is underway in Paris.

UK rainfall of the future

We could see a sharp decline in the intensity of UK summer rainfall when daily (24-hour) average temperatures exceed about 22 ºC.

Name our storms - update

The Met Office and Met Eireann are pleased to announce the list of storm names chosen by the public.

Arctic sea ice minimum for 2015

Arctic sea ice cover dropped to 4.41 million square kilometres this summer, the 4th lowest Arctic sea ice extent recorded since satellite measurements began in 1979.

New forecasts for retailers and suppliers

Met Office helps enable the safe and timely delivery of goods providing advanced and accurate weather forecast data supporting logistics operations.

Name our storms

Help the Met Office and Met Éireann name our storms this winter.

Cool, wet August ends mixed summer

After a dry and warm start, summer 2015 is set to end on an average note with temperatures and rainfall close to normal for the season.

Sunshine for many by Bank Holiday Monday

There are early signs much of the UK will see an improvement in weather over the bank holiday weekend and this will last through much of next week.

Typhoon Goni set for landfall over Japan

The very active typhoon season in the Pacific Ocean has continued with intense typhoons Goni and Atsani tracking across the ocean during the last week

Summers mixed weather continues

Hot sunshine in places on Saturday is expected to give way to thunderstorms, hail and very heavy rain in some areas

Further torrential downpours expected

Parts of south east England have seen intense downpours today and further heavy rain is expected to affect many parts into Friday.

Summer downpours on the way

We can expect mixed fortunes in the weather over the rest of the working week as summer downpours return to most areas for a time

New weather satellite goes into orbit

The last of a current series of weather satellites was successfully launched into an orbit tens of thousands of miles above the equator last week.

Contributing to 'Our Common Future'

Met Office scientists will be presenting some of the latest research on climate change as they join experts from around the world at a key science conference in Paris.

Bank holiday weather

The UK will see a mixture of sunshine and showers this bank holiday weekend, with temperatures around, or slightly above, average.

London Marathon Forecast

Sunday 26 April sees the 35th London Marathon, and with a change in the weather coming this weekend, it looks likely that the event will see some rather unsettled conditions.

Quiet weather for the Easter Weekend

Met Office meteorologists are forecasting high pressure for much of the Bank Holiday weekend, which means a good deal of dry weather, along with light winds.

Met Office College Offers Expert Training to the Water Industry

The operational and financial performance of a water company is closely linked to the weather and climate - from extreme rain causing drainage issues, to freezing temperatures and snow causing pipes to freeze and burst - therefore it is vital that industry personnel understand forecasts and weather information.

Space weather project 'FLARECAST' launched

Scientists from the Met Office are taking part in an EU-wide project to provide highly accurate forecasts of solar storms that affect our everyday lives on Earth.

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