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11/10/2021

UK Met Office Unified Model charts 

The range of charts on TWO generated using data from the UK Met Office Global 10km and UKV 2km grids has been greatly increased. 

The Global and UKV are different configurations of the Unified Model (UM) which runs a number of times every day. They are highly rated and verification statistics for the Global 10km grid usually have it ahead of comparable models such as the Global Forecast System (GFS).    

UKV 2km model

Stepped at:

1 hour intervals from 0 to 54 hours ahead

3 hour intervals from 57 to 120 hours ahead

Updates on TWO use the 03z and 15z runs.

Charts for the UK and Ireland

  • 1.5m maximum temperature
  • 1.5m minimum temperature
  • 850hPa temperature
  • Dew point
  • Relative humidity
  • Cloud cover
  • Fog fraction
  • Precipitation type
  • Snow depth
  • Mean surface level pressure
  • Wind gust
  • Wind mean and direction

Example charts

The example charts below show 1.5m maximum temperatures and fog fraction.

UKV model chart showing maximum temperatures

Maximum temperatures

UKV model showing fog fraction
Fog fraction

 

Global 10km model

Charts for the North Atlantic / Europe

Stepped at 12 hour intervals from 0 to 168 hours ahead:

  • 500hPa GPDM
  • 850hPa temperature
  • Mean surface level pressure
  • Cloud cover
  • Precipitation type

Charts for the UK and Ireland

Stepped at:

1 hour intervals from 0 to 54 hours ahead

3 hour intervals from 57 to 144 hours ahead

6 hour intervals from 150 to 168 hours ahead  

  • 1.5m maximum temperature
  • 1.5m minimum temperature
  • Dew point
  • Cloud cover
  • Precipitation type
  • Wind gust

The charts use data from the 00z and 12z model updates.

Example charts

The example charts below show 850hPa temperatures and 1.5m maximum temperatures.

UK Met 10km model chart showing 850hPa temperatures
850hPa temperatures

 

UK Met 10km model chart showing rain and snow
Maximum temperatures

 

Where do I view the charts?

Links to the chart viewers are below and they can also be found on the site menus as well as the Model inventory page.

UKV chart viewer

10km model North Atlantic / Europe

10km model UK

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