The second named storm of the season.
The second named storm of the season.
A number of national severe weather warnings have been issued this week as a series of low pressure systems bring a combination of wind and rain across the UK.
Storm Ali, will bring very strong winds to Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern England and parts of north Wales on Wednesday 19 September.
Many parts of the UK are in for a wet and windy week, with a number of low pressure systems crossing the Atlantic bringing unsettled weather, particularly to the north and west of the country.
Tropical Storm Helene, which is currently in the mid-Atlantic, is expected to track towards the UK over the next few days bringing a spell of windy weather to many of us at the start of next week.
The Met Office and Met Éireann, today reveal the list of storm names for the coming season.
Update: Having further assessed the temperature data for the UK as a whole for summer 2018 the figures are so close that we are declaring it as the joint hottest on record together with 2006, 2003 and 1976.
British aid experts are working with the Met Office, to help prevent major outbreaks of cholera and save lives in war-torn Yemen.
Up to 11 million British families are planning a last-minute getaway this bank holiday weekend.
After a warm and humid start to the week, it will turn fresher and noticeably cooler as we head towards the Bank Holiday weekend, with some showers or rain at times, but some dry and sunny weather too.
It’s been a long hot summer for many in the UK this year, but where does 2018 stand in comparison to previous record summers?
This week sees an end to the current spell of hot weather in the southeast as cooler, fresher conditions already in place over some areas, spreads across all parts of the country from tomorrow.
The annual State of the Climate report highlights 2017 as one of the top three warmest years on record.
Have you ever wanted to learn a bit more about the weather? Would you like a better understanding of the forecast information that you see on TV or online?
Although the weather story this month has been the prolonged heatwave provisional temperature data tell us this July is only the third warmest on record.
The Met Office’s 4th annual State of the UK Climate report, released today, confirms 2017 was the 5th warmest year in a record dating back to 1910.
Thunderstorms in places today mark the end to the heatwave and herald a more changeable weekend, with a wet and windy Sunday for many.
Very hot conditions will continue across central, eastern and southeastern parts of the England until the end of the week, but the heat will trigger intense thunderstorms in some areas.
Very hot conditions are expected to persist across eastern and southeastern parts of the UK through the working week.
According to the Eyecare Trust, Children’s eyes are 10 times more sensitive to the sun’s UV rays than their skin but, in a recent Met Office survey, most people in the UK have confessed to not knowing how damaging UV can be to eyes.
Air traffic is continually increasing and air navigation requirements are constantly evolving. Safety is of paramount importance as our skies become increasingly congested therefore demand for services such as national and regional weather forecasts are rising in parallel.
Hot weather remains in the forecast for much of the UK. Although temperatures won’t be quite as hot as last week, they will continue to remain well above average and it will remain largely dry.
June was a warm and dry month for most of us and for some it was record-breaking, with many seeing their warmest and driest June on record.
High pressure will continue to bring hot, dry and sunny weather to the vast majority of the UK as we head into July.
One of the world’s greatest meteorological challenges is gaining a better scientific understanding of the so-called Maritime Continent – an evocative name for the region between the Indian and Pacific Oceans in south-east Asia.
High pressure is continuing to bring warm, dry and sunny weather to the vast majority of the UK, with temperatures having reached at least 30 Celsius in all four nations over the last few days.
High pressure currently centred to the west of Ireland will bring plenty of fine, sunny and warm weather to the UK this weekend. However as we move into the start of next week, we’ll see temperatures rise even further.
The Met Office is introducing two new types of weather warnings, one for thunderstorms and the other for lightning.
Up to 20 million Britons could be more sensitised this summer due to unusually high pollen count
A deep low-pressure system will bring very strong winds and spells of rain to northern parts of the UK tomorrow, marking an end to the dry and settled weather seen across these parts over the past few weeks.
The medical and research community continually look to improve their understanding of pollen and to then disseminate their learnings to the public via the media and patient organisations. The aim is to help sufferers understand their symptoms, avoid exposure and manage medication where appropriate.
The Met Office is continuing to assist with the smooth running of Heathrow Airport after signing a new 7-year contract to provide on-site meteorologists and bespoke forecasts for the airfield.
Rob Woodward takes up position as Met Office Chair
Increased sunshine during May has helped to make it a provisional record-breaking May for daily maximum temperature and sunshine across the UK.
The risk of thunderstorms and torrential rain will continue over the next few days but there will also be sunny spells at times across the country.
It's staying warm with sunny spells for large areas over the next few days: however, many of us will continue to see thunderstorms with torrential rain, lightning and hail.
Thunderstorms are bringing torrential rain, frequent lightning and some hail to parts of the UK this Bank Holiday weekend.
As we move into the Bank Holiday weekend, our latest forecasts show an increased risk of heavy showers and thunderstorms for parts of the UK.
With many places already seeing temperatures in the low twenties Celsius this week, it will continue to warm up across much of the UK in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.
The weather is looking ideal for the Royal Wedding on Saturday.
The early May Bank Holiday will be very warm and sunny for many before a change to fresher conditions and the chance of showers arrives for the rest of the week.
The changeable weather of the last week or so is being pushed northwards as an area of high pressure has moved in from the southwest. This is bringing a good deal of fine and dry weather for many for the Bank Holiday weekend.
A fifth of us think so. We debunk popular myths around hay fever ahead of the sunny Bank Holiday weekend, with the potential for significant pollen across much of the UK.
You may think April has been a cold month, but for much of the UK it's been much warmer than average.
As we reach the last day of April, many of us in southeastern areas of England are faced with strong to gale force winds and persistent heavy rainfall.
A scientific study has given an initial view of potentially significant changes in rainfall patterns across northern England and Scotland by 2100.
As thousands prepare for the London marathon on Sunday, the weather could play a leading role.
The Met Office is to help develop weather forecasting capability and specialist climate change services for Commonwealth countries following the announcement of two new projects aimed at improving weather and climate resilience.
Just like a box of chocolates, the Easter weekend's weather will contain a mixed selection.
After two significant and impactful periods of snow, you might expect March 2018 to be the coldest on record.
Mixed weather conditions are expected for the Easter break across the UK.
Following the two recent spells of extreme cold weather there has been speculation that a cold and snowy Easter is on its way.
Increasingly unsettled conditions are expected to develop later on Monday and into Tuesday as a frontal system arrives from the west bringing a spell of heavy rain and the potential for strong winds to many parts.
Mozambique is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events such as drought, floods and cyclones.
Strong, bitterly cold, easterly winds will continue for many through the rest of today and into tonight
Cold weather and snow affecting much of the UK as daytime temperatures struggle to get more than a couple of degrees above freezing .
There’s a temporary return to much colder weather and snow over the weekend with daytime temperatures struggling to get more than a couple of degrees above freezing – with a few places remaining below – and widespread overnight frosts; severe and penetrating for some areas.
After a relatively mild, if wet, week for many, there's a return to much colder weather in the east today and elsewhere through the coming weekend.
After a relatively mild, if wet, week for many, there is a return to much colder weather in the north east from Friday and elsewhere through the coming weekend.
Rob Varley has stepped down from his role as Chief Executive of the Met Office.
After the extreme weather many of us have seen recently conditions will ease a little through the next few days.
After the extreme weather many of us have seen recently many will see conditions ease a little through the next few days.
The Met Office has issued a red warning for snow – the highest level of warning – for parts of southwest England and South Wales on Thursday into Friday
The Met Office has issued a red warning for snow – the highest level of warning – for parts of central Scotland.
Staying bitterly cold with severe weather warnings for widespread snow at times for many areas this week.
This week will be another very cold week across the UK, and snowy at times in many areas.
This week looks like being the coldest period we have had in the UK for a number of years. Almost anywhere is at risk of seeing snow as it becomes increasingly bitterly cold.
Conditions over the weekend and into the early part of next week will become increasingly cold, possibly exceptionally cold.
After a mostly dry and settled second half to the week across the country, it will gradually become colder in the south with bitterly cold, but still dry weather, expected to develop across the south east during the weekend.
After a mild start to the week, conditions will get colder later in the week with wind chill playing a key part in the south.
There is increasing confidence that the recent Sudden Stratospheric Warming above the North Pole could lead to prolonged cold conditions over the UK, increasing the risk of easterly wind and significant snow.
'Baltic', 'sad' and 'chucking it down', the Met Office considers targetted weather updates with regional slang to avoid misinterpretation.
If you're on half term this week you may be hoping for a bit of pre-spring sunshine.
It’s not unusual to experience cold conditions in February – the last month of meteorological winter.
A multi-million pound state–of-the-art upgrade of the UK’s rainfall radar network has been completed, and for the first time the size and shape of raindrops and snowflakes can now be captured together with wind speed data.
As cold air takes hold across the UK, many parts will see at least a little snow through the week.
Provisional statistics for January 2018 show it was slightly sunnier and colder than average in the north, but a somewhat different story for the south.
A new forecast published by scientists at the Met Office indicates the annual global average temperature is likely to exceed 1 °C and could reach 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels during the next five years (2018-2022).
Storm Georgina, the seventh named storm of the year, is crossing the UK and bringing strong winds to many parts of the country.
As we head into the weekend parts of the UK are once again expecting freezing conditions and snow and a number of National Severe Weather Warnings are in place.
Provisional figures for global average near-surface temperatures confirm that last year, 2017, was the warmest year on record without the influence of warming from El Niño.
Many areas across the UK will continue to see wet and windy weather over the next few days with showers falling as snow over higher ground.
We have a period of windy, showery and colder weather for much of the UK over the next few days, with showers falling as snow for many especially in northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
After mild and stormy conditions, the emphasis is shifting to much colder conditions.
The start of 2018 will continue to be unsettled with low-pressure systems moving across the UK from the Atlantic, bringing frequently wet and windy weather to the UK.
The start of 2018 will be unsettled with low-pressure systems continuing to move across the UK from the Atlantic, bringing frequently wet and windy weather to the UK.