The Met Office have been working closely with Thomson Airways and their ski tour operators to improve the efficiency of their operations. Learn more about how we have been working in partnership, to deliver a bespoke service relevant to Thomson’s operations… Continue reading
As the UK’s designated Meteorological Air Navigation Service Provider, the Met Office Aviation team has a keen interest in the changing face of the Air Traffic Management (ATM) industry.
Last week we attended the World ATM Congress in Madrid Continue reading
A number of UK helicopter companies operate daily to offshore oil and gas platforms across the North Sea, Irish Sea and North East Atlantic. Their operation is vital to the oil and gas industry where rig workers are frequently transferred to and from these platforms. Continue reading
A big temperature contrast across America has led to a powerful jet stream driving low pressure systems towards the UK over the coming days, as shown in this short video.
So what is a jet stream?
Over the Earth’s surface there are large-scale wind circulations. The global circulation can be described as the world wide system of winds by which the necessary transport of heat from tropical to polar latitudes is accomplished. In each hemisphere there are three cells (Hadley Cell, Ferrel Cell and Polar Cell) in which air circulates through the entire depth of the troposphere. Continue reading
Whilst seemingly a rare event in recent years, snow is one of the few weather events that can effectively close an airport.
Why is that and how does the Met Office help airports to plan for snow events? Continue reading
Example of aerodrome warning issued, shown on GA web briefing portal
As part of our role as the UK’s designated aviation met service provider, the Met Office provides an Aerodrome Weather Warnings service for over 100 UK airports and airfields. Continue reading
When making decisions on the weather, one of the key tools available to meteorologists, aviators, and the aviation industry in general is the weather radar. There is a good network of radars that cover the UK and Ireland. Lets take a look at how to interpret this radar imagery.
This radar image shows a day with heavy showers and thunderstorms. Showers and thunderstorm form small “blobs” on the radar image with the higher intensity precipitation showing in the centre of the blob. Clusters or lines of heavy showers/thunderstorms can also develop in certain weather situations.