Weather The impacts of Hurricane Ida 02 September 2021 Hurricane Ida ripped across more than 1,500 miles (2,400km) in the United States, setting numerous records and leaving a trail of destruction. Ida was most destructive while both entering and exiting the US. The storm is already responsible for taking dozens of lives, and that number will likely rise. Weather Storm names for 2021-22 announced 01 September 2021 The storm names chosen for 2021-22 have been revealed – but did you, a family member or even your pet make the list? Weather Martian Meteorology 16 August 2021 Mars, one of our nearest neighbours, is a fascinating, alien world. With NASA hoping for human missions to Mars in the 2030s, what kind of weather could visiting Earthlings expect? Climate Weather Key findings from the latest IPCC Report 11 August 2021 Prof Liz Bentley, Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society, presents some of the key findings from the recent IPCC 6th Assessment Report Weather What is a heat dome? 11 August 2021 The scorching heat, record-breaking temperatures and wildfires that have devastated parts of North America and Europe this summer have been attributed to a “heat dome”. But what exactly is a heat dome and how do they form? Climate Weather The State of the UK Climate 2020 29 July 2021 This summary of the UK's weather and climate throughout 2020 reveals the emerging influence of climate change. It is happening now, and this report helps illustrate and update the vital observational evidence. Weather Extreme Heat Warnings in the UK 23 July 2021 While many of us dream of hot, summer days, the reality is that extreme heat in the UK can affect our health and infrastructure, with fatal consequences. As spells of hot weather are set to become more prolonged, more frequent and even hotter, the Met Office has introduced a new warning system for extreme heat. Climate Weather The climate risks and impacts facing the UK 12 July 2021 The pace of climate change is outstripping the actions taken to adapt to it. Strong words from the third independent assessment of the UK's climate risks. So what should the Government do next? Weather Midwinter in Antarctica 05 July 2021 Gale force winds, temperatures of -30 °C and weeks of darkness. Winter in Antarctica may not seem like everybody’s cup of tea but for meteorologists, and many scientists alike, the coldest, driest and windiest location on Earth is the place to be.