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UK Met Office To Launch 24-Hour Space Weather Forecast Service
2013-12-26 07:41:59

The UK’s national weather service has announced plans to begin offering daily space weather forecasts starting next spring. The service will get $7.5 million in funding over the next three years in order to provide a round-the-clock forecasting service.

UK Has Second-Wettest Year On Record
2013-01-04 11:15:53

According to data released by England’s meteorological agency the Met Office, 2012 was the second wettest year on record for the U.K., with total rainfall at 52.4 inches.

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2011-06-11 09:27:57

Forecasting the state of the sea is important for shipping, offshore and coastal engineering, management of coastal zones and tourism.

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2011-03-03 07:35:41

Meteorologists launched a new campaign Wednesday to get people in England involved in measuring climate change by using a mirror, soap bubbles or by looking up at the sky.

2011-01-24 06:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT) has been awarded the American Meteorological Society Award for Outstanding Services to Meteorology by a Corporation.

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2009-01-20 13:15:10

A massive supercomputer intended to gauge the affect of climate change in the UK, will ironically be a huge emitter of greenhouse gases.

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2008-12-06 09:40:00

Average global temperatures for 2008 should come close to 14.3C, the coolest since 2000 and 0.14C below the average temperature for 2001-07, according to preliminary estimates due for release next week by the Met Office.

2008-09-27 00:00:00

Forecasters at the Met Office in Exeter are predicting another milder than average winter. It is also expected to be drier than last year. Seasonal forecasts from the Met Office are used by many government agencies, private sector firms and charities to help their long-term planning.

2008-09-10 21:00:13

By Richard Sadler New research by the Met Office has revealed that official predictions for sea level rise are out of date because they do not include the effects of melt water from the massive Greenland ice sheet.The situation is so serious that the Environment Agency is being forced to review its flood defence plans for London.

2008-08-18 00:00:11

By Greg Tindle A SIMPLE weather forecast has the potential to save the NHS millions of pounds following a pioneering trial for patients suffering from heart and lung diseases in the South Wales Valleys.


Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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