Met Office granted £20m to improve severe space weather forecast

Space weather, such as flares or winds from the Sun’s surface or geomagnetic storms, can damage British satellites and cause power disruptions

Met Office confirms heatwave broke record for highest ever UK temperature

A temperature of 38.7°C was recorded at Cambridge University Botanic Garden on Thursday, 25th July

UKRI and Met Office appoint three Clean Air Champions

They hope to bring together research regarding air quality and help develop practical solutions to improve air quality

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Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels ‘to soar through 2019’

The Met Office has predicted a rise in carbon dioxide concentration of 2.75 parts per million

Climate change ‘means UK heatwaves 30 times more likely’

The Met Office suggests heatwaves like the one seen in 2018 could soon occur every year

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Climate change: Summers could be 5.4°C hotter by 2070

The Met Office warns of significant temperature rises in the coming decades in its ‘most comprehensive picture yet’

UK could have more ‘tropical nights’ on the way

The Met Office says the country’s weather has been hotting up since the 1960s

Met Office: 2017 was fifth warmest year on record for UK

It reveals nine of the 10 warmest years have occurred since 2012

Environment Agency: Climate change increasing UK flooding risks

Intense flooding will become more frequent in the UK as a consequence of climate change. The warning from the Environment Agency’ (EA) follows a pattern of severe flooding over the past 10 years, “linked to an increase in extreme weather events as the nation’s climate changes”. It adds as intense storms are becoming more frequent, […]

New partnership for renewable energy forecasting

A new partnership to advance research in renewable energy forecasting has been launched. Envision Energy has joined forces with the UK’s Met Office, the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and Aarhus University to collaborate on new methods and technologies for the project. Improving forecasting models can help increase the accuracy of energy […]