April 25, 2024

The National Severe Weather Warning Service at the Met Office

The National Severe Weather Warning Service at the Met Office Established in the wake of a major windstorm over the UK in October 1987, the National Severe Weather Warning Service is the Met Office’s flagship weather warning service. This impact-based public warnings services uses a matrix to communicate the likelihood and impact of a number of weather hazards, in particular the general public and emergency planning and responder communities.

In this webinar, one of the Met Office’s Chief Operational Meteorologists, who is responsible for issuing these warnings, will talk through the warnings service, explaining how warnings are made and what the matrix used to communicate the warnings is used. One of the Senior Scientists in the Weather Impacts Science Team who has developed some of the decision aids used to make these warnings will discuss aspects of these decision aids. Finally, there will also be input from the Met Office Civil Contingencies Advisors who are involved in communicating these warnings to the emergency responder community.

Location: Online Course
Type: Online Course
Contact: info@eumetcal.eu
Language: en