As the UK's official weather service the Met Office works closely with the media to ensure that the country is aware of, and can cope during, times of extreme weather.
The Met Office Press Office provides journalists with accurate and reliable weather and climate information and resources for stories on TV and radio, in print, and online.
In this lower layer of cold air, the raindrops freeze into small ice pellets.
Welcome to the Press Office, the Met Office's dedicated resource for journalists.
The Press Office works closely with the UK's media to provide journalists with accurate and reliable weather and climate information and resources to support the nations enduring fascination with the weather.
A mass of ice found floating in the ocean or a lake.
Often icebergs form when ice calves from land-based glaciers into the water body.
To form, this type of precipitation requires an environment where raindrops develop in an atmosphere where air temperature is above freezing.
These raindrops then fall into a lower layer of air with freezing temperatures.