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

Winter temperatures ‘could cost households an additional £12.9bn’

A new report suggests colder weather could see each household spend an average £448 more on energy and warmer clothing this winter compared with the spring-summer period

Environment Agency issues raft of flood warnings and alerts for the UK

The move follows heavy rain this weekend causing rivers across the country to come close to overflowing their banks

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

Ice melt in the Arctic ‘not main cause of colder winters in Asia and America’

Researchers say fluctuations in atmospheric circulation can cause ice to melt in the Arctic while also making winders in Asia and North America colder

Fifth of global cities ‘to experience unprecedented climate conditions by 2050’

A new study from the Crowther Lab suggests nearly 80% of cities will experience dramatic heat and weather changes by this time

Aviation
Could new software allow aviation emissions to maintain a low altitude?

AVTECH’s technology calculates the optimum flight path depending on weather and wind patterns to save money, improve safety and slash fuel consumption

Sheep and lamb in snow
Extreme weather leaves Scottish farmers with £161m bill

A new report suggests an exceptionally hot summer and an unusually cold winter negatively affected livestock and crop yields

Drought
Extreme weather and climate events affected 62m people in 2018

A new report from the WMO says greenhouse gas concentrations are driving global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels

Scottish ‘pint-sized’ satellites to monitor climate change

They were launched at 4.27am from Sriharikota in India today by the Indian Space Research Organisation