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Workshops on Extremal Trends in Weather (WET Weather)

Join us in 2022 for our second Workshop on Extremal Trends in Weather (WET Weather) to discuss the suitability of data and methods for a better understanding of rare and hazardous events in a warming climate.

The most hazardous weather events are, by nature, rare. One of the greatest challenges for climate researchers is the societal request for information about changes to the frequency and magnitudes of extreme events and consequential risks to communities and the environment in decades to come.

In view of the release of the 2018 UK climate projections (the UKCP18), our second workshop will provide a forum for discussing the suitability of data and methods to answer questions around future extreme events.

Our first workshop was held in Gregynog from 29 April to 1 May 2019. For more information about the event, please have a look at our summary or at the Cardiff University's 2019 workshop event page. Presentation slides are also available on request. Please contact Kirstin Strokorb if you wish to receive them.

We would like to thank all the 2019 speakers, poster presenters and attendees for their excellent contributions.

Attendees of the 2019 WET Weather Workshop at Gregynog.

Confirmed speakers for 2022

  • Petra Friederichs (Senior Lecturer in Climate Dynamics)
  • Douglas Maraun (Head of Regional Climate Modelling Group, Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, Graz, AT)
  • Claudia Neves (Lecturer in Statistics, King's College London, EPSCR Innovation Fellowship in Forecasting Multiple Hazards)
  • Holger Rootzen (Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, University of Gothenburg)
  • Thordis Thorarinsdottir (Chief Research Scientist, Norwegian Computing Center).


19 to 21 September 2022.

In view of current sad news, the death of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II, and the funeral taking place on 19 September, we will amend the schedule.


The registration has closed.


Gregynog Hall
Gregynog Hall. Photo: ©Kirstin Strokorb

Building a shared understanding of the challenges at hand, elucidating opportunities and fostering working relationships is a major goal of this workshop series.

To facilitate the learning and reflection, we will hold our workshops in the heart of the beautiful Welsh countryside at Gregynog, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Travel information

Via public transport

The closest airport is Birmingham International. There are regular trains from Birmingham International and other UK cities to Newtown (Wales). More information available on the Great Western Railway website. Ahead of the meeting, we will enquire about your arrival time at the station so that we can arrange to pick you up from there.

By car

Instructions are available on Gregynog's website.


Please write to for any questions you may have.


Dr Kirstin Strokorb

Dr Kirstin Strokorb

Senior Lecturer

+44 (0)29 2068 8833
Professor Owen Jones

Professor Owen Jones

Chair in Operational Research

029 2251 0253