Climate science

The Met Office, particularly through the Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Science and Services, is constantly expanding the observations and monitoring of past and current climatic conditions, and making advances in projecting future global and regional climate on a range of timescales from the coming months and seasons, to the end of the century and beyond. 

The Met Office Hadley Centre is home to some of the world’s foremost climate scientists. Our staff make significant contributions to scientific literature and to a variety of climate science reports, including the assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Scientists at the Met Office Hadley Centre carry out a programme of climate science research relevant to UK Government Policy: the Met Office Hadley Centre Climate Programme. Funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the research programme delivers policy-relevant research, which is used to advise and support Government decision making on climate science issues. It also provides underpinning science that supports the wider climate science community.

On these pages you can find out more about our climate science and how it is used here in the UK and around the world.