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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 theWeather Club Tue, 13/08/2019 - 16:40

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.

Met Office call for new storm names theWeather Club Tue, 30/07/2019 - 10:24

This week the Met Office is asking people to suggest names for next seasons storms. Over 10,000 names were received when ‘Name our Storms’ was first introduced in 2015 by the Met Office and Met Eireann, the national weather provider in the Republic of Ireland.  Now coming into its fifth year, the Met Office is once again asking people to get involved by sending in suggestions for storm names.

How can you get your suggestions on the list?

All-time temperature records broken in UK and Europe

Thursday 25th July 2019 was a record-breaking day for temperatures in the UK and parts of central and western Europe; The UK's all-time temperature record was broken, with 38.7 °C recorded at Cambridge Botanic Garden. The provisional value was released on Friday but was subject to quality control and analysis, and has now been validated by the Met Office observations’ team.  This figure exceeds the previous record of 38.5°C recorded in Faversham, Kent, in August 2003.