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  1. How will this year's predicted El Nino affect our climate?

    Thursday 27 March 2014, 19:21

    Computer simulations are suggesting El Nino conditions later this year in the Equatorial Pacific. As a result climate patterns around the world are likely to be disrupted.

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  2. All change on the Spring Equinox

    Thursday 20 March 2014, 16:14

    Spring offcially starts today, and it's coinciding with quite a change in our weather.

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  3. Settled weather around the corner at last

    Wednesday 5 March 2014, 17:32

    It's been a long time coming, but high pressure looks set to develop across the UK this weekend bringing some much needed settled weather next week.

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  4. Wettest winter in at least 248 years

    Thursday 27 February 2014, 11:08

    The Met Office has confirmed that this winter has been exceptional and record breaking.

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  5. UK flooding put in context

    Monday 10 February 2014, 17:26

    With media coverage of the current floods in southern Britain virtually unprecedented, how does it compare with previous flooding events?

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  6. January second wettest in 248 years

    Tuesday 4 February 2014, 12:22

    After an exceptionally wet January, with much more rainfall expected in the coming days, winter as a whole is sure to end up one of the wettest on record.

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  7. Met Office global forecasts too warm in 13 of last 14 years

    Monday 27 January 2014, 18:09

    The Met office has announced that 2013 was the 9th warmest year in records dating back to 1880. But the annual global temperature fell short of their prediction. So why have 13 of the last 14 global temperature forecasts been too warm?

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  8. Beware February with a sting in its tail

    Monday 20 January 2014, 16:28

    Winter so far has been remarkably snow and frost free, but climate records show February can often have a sting in its tail.

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  9. All change with first taste of winter possible next week

    Wednesday 8 January 2014, 15:33

    There's a risk of the first spell of wintry weather developing next week across parts of the UK, but it's still far too early to say it's a done deal.

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  10. No sign of significant cold or snow anytime soon

    Monday 6 January 2014, 18:16

    A look back at some near record weather conditions across the UK in December, and a look ahead into January.

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  11. Christmas and New Year 2013 weather outlook

    Monday 23 December 2013, 15:24

    December is turning into a very stormy month. Will there be any let up as we head into the Christmas and New year holiday period?

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  12. More on highest tidal surge since 1953 and December outlook

    Tuesday 10 December 2013, 16:22

    More on the tidal surge that affected the coast at the end of last week plus a look at what the rest of December is looking like weather-wise.

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  13. A look back at autumn and forward into early winter

    Monday 2 December 2013, 17:35

    A look back at autumn across the UK which turned out to be average in terms of temperature, rainfall and sunshine, but with interesting local variations. And a look forward into how December is shaping up.

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  14. Rest of November outlook - and what about winter?

    Thursday 21 November 2013, 17:51

    A forecast for the rest of November, plus a few comments about the media speculation about this winter.

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  15. Weather and climate round-up

    Thursday 14 November 2013, 18:10

    The first taste of winter is expected next week. Plus more from NASA on the unusual state of the sun, and new research highlighting a possible reason for the slowdown in global warming.

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  16. More on risk of new Maunder solar minimum and its implications

    Monday 4 November 2013, 15:15

    A few comments following my blog last week which created much interest. It discussed what a new Maunder solar minimum would mean for our climate following research by Professor Mike Lockwood whose analysis shows solar activity falling at its fastest rate in 10,000 years.

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  17. Real risk of a Maunder minimum 'Little Ice Age' says leading scientist

    Monday 28 October 2013, 06:22

    Research conducted by Professor Mike Lockwood at Reading University shows solar activity is falling at a rate not seen in 10,000 years of isotope data and the implications could be profound.

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  18. The IPCC report - is the science settled?

    Thursday 3 October 2013, 15:44

    The IPCC published their latest report on global warming and climate change last week. The authors of the report believe that there is little doubt greenhouse gases have and will continue to warm the planet. But does that mean the science is settled?

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  19. Record Antarctic sea ice confounds climate models

    Thursday 26 September 2013, 17:51

    Whilst most of the media headlines about sea ice have focused on the long term decline in the Arctic, there's been little coverage about a new record which has been set at the other end of the planet.

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  20. Fine end to September & more on rare solar cycle

    Thursday 19 September 2013, 17:28

    Forecast for the rest of September, plus more comment on the implications of the current rare solar cycle

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Hello, I’m Paul Hudson, weather presenter and climate correspondent for BBC Look North in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. 

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I worked as a forecaster with the Met Office for nearly 15 years locally and at the international unit, after graduating with first class honours in Geophysics and Planetary physics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1992. I then joined the BBC in October 2007, where I divide my time between forecasting and reporting on stories about climate change and its implications for people's everyday lives.

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