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UK weather: 2023 was second warmest year on record, says Met Office

The 10 warmest years in the UK have all occurred since 2003 according to provisional Met Office data.
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UK sees annual temperatures average more than 10C for first time

Research by Met Office scientists has found that climate change driven by humans made the UK’s record-breaking annual temperature around 160 times more likely to occur.

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Climate change: Londoners urged to prepare for more flooding

The Met Office is warning Londoners to prepare for the risk of flooding as winter approaches, following recent extreme weather.

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Britain braces for another round of scorching temperatures

Weeks after recording its highest-ever temperature, Britain was preparing for another unsettling stretch of hot weather, as officials said an extreme heat warning would be in place for much of the southern half of England and parts of Wales from Thursday through the weekend.

Climate change worsened Britain's heat wave, scientists find

Climate change worsened Britain's heat wave, scientists find

Scorchers like the one last week are still unusual, but global warming is making them more likely, and worse when they do strike.
Extreme heat continues its march across western Europe

Extreme heat continues its march across western Europe

A heat wave that has caused fires to rage in southwestern France and Spain is moving north toward Britain, which may see its highest recorded temperatures ever.
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