Meteorology

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British weather still confounds forecasting supercomputers
Recent cold spell in the south-east shows how three- to five-day calculations can be wildly incorrect

Paul Brown

03, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Outlook? Terrifying: TV weather presenters on the hell and horror of the climate crisis
What is it like to have a front row seat for the worst show in the world? Four meteorologists describe how they are explaining the reality to viewers – and coping with it themselves

Sam Wollaston

18, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Whistles, cracks, hisses: the noises of the northern lights
Study finds some strong auroras are accompanied by noises from changes in the atmosphere

Kate Ravilious

05, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Snowflake Bentley’s 19th-century images of snow crystals put online
Natural History Museum bought album of images by pioneering scientist in 1899 and has now digitised them

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

04, Jan, 2023 @11:15 AM

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Researchers discover two new minerals on meteorite grounded in Somalia
‘Phenomenal’ finds are named elaliite and elkinstantonite, and Canadian scientists are analysing third mineral

Oliver Holmes

29, Nov, 2022 @1:22 PM

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Climate crisis will bring more and worse tropical cyclones to Australia’s east coast, study predicts
Research conducted jointly by IAG insurer and the US National Center for Atmospheric Research warns of ‘rapidly increasing risk’ from severe storms

Peter Hannam

14, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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BoM boss apologises for rebranding debacle and says there are ‘significant learnings’ for bureau
Andrew Johnson tells Senate hearing ‘image rebrand’ followed research suggesting elderly and new immigrants were confused by term BoM

Graham Readfearn

28, Oct, 2022 @7:27 AM

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How the climate crisis is threatening power supply stability
Extreme weather events mean once reliable sources of power can fail

Paul Brown

28, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Law governing Bureau of Meteorology must change to reflect climate crisis, says former chief
Exclusive: Rob Vertessy says there was a ‘baked-in cautiousness’ in the bureau about discussing climate change under the Coalition

Graham Readfearn

23, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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How will UK’s winter weather forecast affect heating bills?
Met Office due to publish long-term forecast that will give steer on likely energy use in coming months

Sandra Laville

06, Oct, 2022 @1:20 PM

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How hyper-local forecasts can improve safety on mountains
New models explain conditions that led to 21 runners dying at China event, and could help improve accuracy of future forecasts

Kate Ravilious

25, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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More than half of UK lightning strikes this year have occurred since Sunday
Met Office data shows that despite number of storms this week, days of thunder are decreasing overall

Chelsie Henshaw

18, Aug, 2022 @3:01 PM

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