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Full Programme Announced - WeatherLive: From One Extreme to Another

Saturday 16 October 2021 13:00 - 16:00 (BST)

11 October 2021

With just a few days to go until this year’s WeatherLive event, we are excited to announce our full programme and speakers.

We are also pleased to confirm that in recognition of this year’s WeatherLive being in a significant year with the UK hosting COP26 in Glasgow next month, we have taken the decision to make it FREE for all to attend.

We will also be exclusively revealing the winners from the Weather and Young Photographer of the Year 2021 competition, in association with AccuWeather. Plus, we will be sharing the results of our new mobile category!

Don't miss the opportunity to join us live from your living room on Saturday 16 October 2021, 1-4 pm (BST).

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13.00pm         Welcome and Opening Remarks - Prof Liz Bentley, Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society

13.05pm         Extremes: An overview globally and in the UK - Dr Chris White, Senior Lecturer, Head of the Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability and Public Health, University of Strathclyde

13.30pm         Flooding - Jo Coles, National Flood Forecasting Duty Manager, Environment Agency

13.55pm         The Silent Killer: Heatwaves - Tyler Roys, Senior Meteorologist, AccuWeather

14.20pm         Wildfires - Mark Parrington, Senior Scientist, Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service Copernicus Services Department, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts ECMWF

14.45pm         Short Break

14.55pm         How We Warn for Extremes? - Dr Will Lang, Head of Civil Contingencies, Met Office

15.20pm         What is the COP about? - David Warrilow OBE, Climate Change Advisor

15.35pm         Announcement of Weather Photographer of the Year - Awards presented by Dan DePodwin, Director, Forecast Operations - AccuWeather

16.00pm         Closing Remarks - Prof Liz Bentley, Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society

16.05pm         Conference Closes