Weather The highs, lows and feels of temperature 19 July 2021 Temperature is one of the first things that people look for in weather forecasts. Yet, you may be surprised to learn that the number you look for is almost meaningless in everyday life. Let me explain... Citizen Science Weather Flying Ant Day 09 July 2021 Did you know that rainfall radar can be hoodwinked by swarms of flying ants? Over several days each summer, we witness “Flying Ant Day” when ants take to the air to mate and disperse. 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. Weather Record-breaking heat in Canada 01 July 2021 Heat, drought, poor air quality, floods and wildfires are expected to worsen with climate change. Western Canada is experiencing all of these in a one week period … while attempting to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Spotlight Weather Weather Photographer of the Year 2021: Setting the scene - Storm Chasing 16 June 2021 Some of the most dramatic photos submitted to Weather Photographer of the Year are those of storms. Paul Knightley reveals the secrets of storm chasing and his near miss with a deadly tornado In the Spotlight An ill wind: A look back at the Great Storm of 1987 14 October 2020 Mark Riddaway tells the story of the most famous British weather event of recent history. In the Spotlight The Extreme Seasonality of 'Winterpeg' 22 July 2020 Dr Michelle McCrystall is a polar scientist who is currently working at the University of Manitoba. Having moved to the city of Winnipeg in the last 6 months, she has experienced some dramatic changes in climate across the seasons. In the Spotlight Spring 2020: What will the Weather Be? 04 March 2020 After the wettest February on record in the UK, which helped to drag the whole winter 2019-2020 to the fifth wettest winter on record, it would be nice if spring brought us some brighter and calmer conditions. In the Spotlight Squall Lines and Storm Ciara 12 February 2020 With two deaths, serious flooding and tens of thousands of homes losing power, Storm Ciara has hit the UK hard.