El Niño is a climate event without equal, causing droughts, floods, hurricanes and typhoons around the globe. How can we understand and predict it?

The complex maths of weather and climate.

Not if their predictions are made clearer...
A multi-disciplinary approach to complexity
Umbrella or no umbrella? New advances in weather forecasting will help us dodge hurricanes and protect against floods.
During World Mathematical Year 2000 a sequence of posters were displayed month by month in the trains of the London Underground aiming to stimulate, fascinate - even infuriate passengers! Keith Moffatt tells us about three of the posters from the series.

Perhaps the most sinister weather phenomenon in the world is the twister - that dark, dangerous funnel drooping from the clouds that weaves its way across the landscape, leaving a narrow trail of devastation in its wake.

Read about what it is like to work at the Meteorological Office in this interview with Helen Hewson. There's also a contact point for careers information.

This year, for the first time, the Met. Office is publishing an experimental long range forecast for the average Central England Temperature

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