- Climate Change
- About us
For decades the Met Office has been respected world-wide for the quality of its weather forecasts. Over the years, the techniques we use have changed dramatically. Modern weather forecasting applies scientific knowledge to predict future atmospheric conditions across the globe from observations of the current state, made from land, at sea, in the air, and from space.
Creating forecasts is a complex process which is constantly being updated and involves the application of technology and detailed meteorological knowledge of how the atmosphere, the Earth's surface and oceans work. We are increasingly forecasting further ahead, extending our forecasts from hours ahead to weeks and months.
Creating an accurate simulation of the atmosphere, oceans and land surface to predict the weather. Collecting observations and assimilating them into the forecast model.
How we produce the weather forecast which will tell you what it will be like in a few hours time.
How we produce the weather forecast for the next few days.
How do we know whether spring will be drier than normal?
We assess the accuracy of every forecast we make and a steady pattern of improving forecasts has emerged.
Without continual research we would not be able to stay up-to-date and become even better at forecasting both the weather and climate change.
If you thought that the weather forecast was made entirely by one person in a TV studio, then think again...
In-depth information about the actual science behind climate change.
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