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A year in weather statistics

Provisional statistics published by the Met Office reveal that, with three days to go, 2016 is 13th warmest year in the UK in the series going back to 1910.

Cold for the New Year

It’s all change as far as the weather is concerned. The unsettled, mild weather of Christmas is a thing of the past as many of us see colder, more settled, and at times sunny, weather as we head towards the New Year.

Becoming colder and more settled to end 2016

Following the unsettled, mild weather over the Christmas period, it looks like most places will see calmer, less windy but colder weather for the final days of the year.

Storm Conor to follow Storm Barbara

The second named storm of the season, Storm Barbara, which brought strong winds and squally rain to the UK yesterday, is being followed by Storm Conor on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

2017: another very warm year for global temperatures

The Met Office global temperature forecast suggests that 2017 will be another very warm year globally but is unlikely to be a new record due to the absence of additional warming from El Niño.

Rainfall patterns shift with increasing global warming

A scientific study looking at how rainfall patterns across the world might respond to rising average global surface temperature has revealed an interesting result: regional rainfall patterns won’t change by the same amount per degree of global warming.

Met Office awarded S4C weather service contract

From Thursday 1 December S4C viewers will see a new look to their weather service, powered by world-leading weather forecast information as part of a new contract with the Met Office. S4C is a Welsh language television channel broadcast on a range of platforms across Wales and the UK, providing six weather forecasts daily.

2016 likely to break global temperature record

The Met Office says 2016 is on track to be the warmest year on record since the beginning of the instrumental record in 1850. If confirmed when the final results are compiled at the end of the year, 2016 will be the third consecutive year of exceptionally-high average surface global temperatures.

Met Office responds to global climate report

The World Meteorological Organization has today published a detailed analysis of the global climate 2011-2015 – the hottest five-year period on the instrumental record.

Get Ready for Winter

The Get Ready for Winter campaign aims to help raise awareness of the dangers posed by winter weather and provide tips and advice on how to minimise its impact

Cold and windy Bonfire Night

The UK is likely to experience some cold weather this weekend as air from northern Scandinavia spreads across the country.

Name Our Storms 2016

The UK's storms will be named again this coming autumn and winter

New STV weather

STV first UK broadcaster to go live with new Met Office weather graphics

2015 - yet another record year of climate change

The latest state of the global climate report reveals 2015 was a record-breaking year, following on from 2014, which recorded the previous highest average global surface temperature.

Getting a measure of the weather at the RSSSE

The Met Office will showcase novel ways in which new technologies can help us monitor the weather and improve our forecasts at this year's Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition (RSSSE) this week.

Women in Engineering Day

The importance of women in engineering is being celebrated today and supported by the Met Office.

Bank holiday forecast

Planning for the bank holiday weekend? See what weather you can expect.

A changeable Easter weekend

After a largely fine Good Friday, most places will see some wet and windy weather over the rest of the long weekend.

Milder by the weekend

Wet and windy weather for some mid-week, then gradually turning more settled and also milder towards the weekend

Wet and warm winter 2016

Early statistics for winter 2015/16 show that the season has been wet and warm, and record-breaking for some

Further stormy weather on the way

More spells of severe weather are likely to affect the UK over the next few days. Keep up to date with the latest for your area using our forecast pages

Rain and strong winds this week

A period of changeable and potentially disruptive weather is on the way this week with heavy rain and strong winds forecast

Cold weather this weekend

Cold weather will persist through this weekend with widespread frosts, ice and some snow, but also winter sunshine

December 2015 breaks records

The latest provisional statistics from the Met Office confirm December has broken records both for rainfall and temperature

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