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Storm names for 2019-20 announced

Met Office and Met Éireann, along with new partner KNMI, have today revealed the list of storm names for 2019-20.

First introduced by the Met Office and Met Éireann (the meteorological service in the Republic of Ireland) in 2015, the Name our Storms campaign has helped raise awareness of the potential impacts of severe weather in Britain and Ireland before it hits.  Now in its fifth year, Met Office and Met Éireann are joined by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the Dutch national weather forecasting service.

Event: WeatherLive 2019

The Royal Meteorological Society is hosting an event that will celebrate clouds. We will explore their beauty and importance to us, look at the history behind the naming of the clouds, how artists grapple with capturing their grandeur and what clouds can tell us about future weather conditions. We will also be announcing the winner of the 2019 Weather Photographer of the Year competition, with clouds being the focal point of many of the images shortlisted. So join us for a day with our head in the clouds!

Weather Photographer of the Year 2019: Shortlisted images announced and public vote opened

The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), in association with WeatherPro, have selected 24 finalists for this year’s Weather Photographer of the Year competition. To view of the short-listed images and cast your vote visit www.photocrowd.com/wpoty-2019-voting/ and follow the instructions.

Exceptional July 2019

Data from the World Meteorological Organization and the Copernicus Climate Change Programme indicates that the global mean temperature for July this year matched and possibly slightly exceeded the record for the hottest month on record. 2016 held the previous record for July, but was impacted by a strong occurrence of the El Niño phenomenon, which contributed to the exceptionally high temperatures.