Explanation of new warning levels
Current Forecast:Tuesday, 30 June 2015 07:35
Warm and humid today.
29 June 2015 - Launch of New Weather SatelliteMSG-4, due for launch on 8 July 2015 is the fourth and final satellite in the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) series of geostationary satellites, which provides data needed for the ‘nowcasting’ of high impact weather.
12 June 2015 - Updating the World Meteorological Organization International Cloud AtlasThe International Cloud Atlas was developed as a standardized reference document for operational observation systems, which underpin weather forecasts and longer-term climate predictions. It is an important training tool for meteorologists, as well as for those working in aviation and at sea. The roots of the International Cloud Atlas date back to the 19th century.
23 April 2015 - Climate Change: the half-biscuit linkOur planet is constantly bathed in sunshine as it revolves around the sun, absorbing energy that passes through the top of the atmosphere and returning energy to space by reflection and emission of radiant heat. A balance is struck between the incoming and outgoing energy and, while the details vary by region and season, in general we wobble around an equilibrium which is linked to the mean global surface temperature of about 15°C.