Met Office – News Releases

  • A cold start to the week
    Cold weather is expected to continue across much of the country this week, though there are now signs it could turn less cold as we head towards the weekend. Read more »
  • Colder weather on the way
    Following the occasional colder snap so far this winter, there are now signs that cold winter weather resulting from a sudden stratospheric warming is on the way for the UK. Read more »
  • 2018 - the UK's second sunniest year on record
    A warm year will probably be the second sunniest on record, as a mild December closes a drier than average 2018. Read more »
  • 2019: close to record-breaking year, forecasts Met Office
    The Met Office global temperature forecast suggests that 2019 will be close to record warmth due to climate change and the added effect of El Niño-related warming in the Pacific. Read more »
  • Wintry weather triggers amber warnings
    Amber Severe Weather Warnings for snow and ice, highlighting the risk of freezing rain, for parts of central and northern England, as well as much of Scotland on Saturday. People are being urged to take extra care when travelling on one of the busiest weekends in the lead up to… Read more »
  • Snow on the way this weekend
    With the first heavy snowfall of the season forecast for parts of the country this weekend, the Met Office warns people to prepare for possible travel disruption on one of the busiest weekends in the lead-up to Christmas. Read more »
  • Centennial recognition for 'Memories of Weather'
    The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has officially designated six Met Office observing sites across the UK as ‘Centennial Stations’. They join a global network of sites that have been recognised by the WMO for recording reliable observations for over 100 years. Read more »
  • 2018 UK summer heatwave made thirty times more likely due to climate change
    Human-induced climate change has made the 2018 record-breaking UK summer temperatures about 30 times more likely than it would be naturally, the Met Office will say at CoP24 - in Katowice, Poland – later today (Thursday 6 December 2018). Read more »
  • Most detailed picture yet of UK's future climate
    The UK’s most comprehensive picture yet of how the climate could change over the next century has been launched today by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. Read more »
  • Cold gives way to rain and gales
    This week will see a marked change from the recent cold conditions as wet and windy weather sets in from the west. Read more »