Met Office: Future weather extremes in the UK ‘may break new records’

The national meteorologic service for the UK warns extreme heat and rainfalls will pose increasing challenges to health, infrastructure and services

The heat is on: July 2020 was ‘the third warmest on record’

In the last five years, the earth has experienced the three hottest Julys on record, according to a report by the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service

Met Office: Climate change ‘exerting increasing impact on UK’

All the top 10 warmest years for the UK from 1884 have occurred since 2002

‘Human-caused climate change has fuelled Siberian heatwaves’

The study notes anthropogenic climate change increased the chances of the Siberian heatwave by at least 600 times

Met Office receives £1.2bn to develop climate and weather supercomputer

It will help to more accurately predict storms, select the most suitable locations for flood defences and predict changes to the global climate

Climate change: Scientists say last decade was warmest on record

They found the Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern record-keeping began in 1880

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