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Workshops on Extremal Trends in Weather (WET Weather)

Join us in 2021 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. Summary and presentation slides for this event will be provided on this page soon. For more information about the event, please have a look at Cardiff University's 2019 workshop event page.

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 2021

  • Petra Friederichs (Senior Lecturer in Climate Dynamics)
  • Gabriele Hegerl (Professor of Climate System Science, University of Edinburgh)
  • Douglas Maraun (Head of Regional Climate Modelling Group, Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, Graz, AT)
  • Claudia Neves (Lecturer in Theoretical Probability/Statistics, University of Reading, 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).


Monday 13 September to Wednesday 15 September 2021.


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.


Dr Kirstin Strokorb

Dr Kirstin Strokorb

Senior Lecturer

+44 (0)29 2068 8833
Dr Marie Ekström

Dr Marie Ekström

Lecturer in Climate Risk and Resilience

+44(0) 29 2068 8788
Professor Owen Jones

Professor Owen Jones

Chair in Operational Research

029 2251 0253