In depth

Get the full story on a range of issues — from the history of the Met Office to how supercomputers make weather and climate forecasting possible.

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Overview of the Met Office

Learn about our origins, key moments in our history and where we are today.

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How we make forecasts, why they’re not always right and their role in the modern world.

Autumn colours in a forest.

The differences between seasonal and climate forecasting

Explanation of how seasonal forecasts differ from climate change projections.

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Age of Stupid

A stark view of life in 2055 is painted in The Age of Stupid — we look at the science behind the projections.

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Find out how supercomputers have developed to become fundamental to modern forecasting.

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The development of radar for meteorology.