Met Office News

Insured Property Loss from UK Storms Eva & Frank Estimated at $767.7M: PERILS

The initial estimate of the insured property market loss for UK flood damage during the period from Dec. 25, 2015 to Jan. 14, is £526 million ($767.7 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. …

Warm 2016 May Help Put Climate Change on The Map – Even Higher That Is

If you think you heard a lot about climate change in 2015, wait till next year – or next week depending on how you want to look at it. Next year may be on track to the be warmest year …

Planet Moves Closer to Dangerous Levels of Warming with 2015 Temperatures: UN

The planet is halfway to dangerous levels of global warming, with the average temperature for 2015 set to eclipse last year’s record, the United Nations said. This year’s average temperature will be “approximately” 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) above …

Storm Barney to Raise Flood Risk & Damaging Winds Across UK

Barney, the second storm to be named by the U.K. Met Office this season, was expected to bring additional rain and damaging winds to the United Kingdom, according to a report issued by AccuWeather. “Barney will be a fast-moving storm, …

Global Temperature Rise on Track to Hit Half-Way Point of ‘Tolerable Threshold’

The world is on track to reach 1 degree Celsius of global warming this year since the industrial revolution, the half-way point toward the maximum tolerable threshold identified by scientists. That’s the conclusion of the Met Office, the U.K. government-backed …