In the Spotlight Weather Summer solstice and seasonal lag 22 June 2022 Why isn't the summer solstice the warmest day of the year? Kirsty McCabe takes a closer look at the longest day of the year. Climate Weather Heatwaves: how unusual is it to get high temperatures in June? 15 June 2022 The heat is on, and it’s surprisingly warm across much of the UK for this early in the summer. Kirsty McCabe explains how unusual it is to get June temperatures into the 30s and why hot weather is so dangerous. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Shifting the baseline for UK heatwaves 11 May 2022 In response to our warming climate, the Met Office has updated their heatwave thresholds. But is this masking the impact of climate change? Mark McCarthy explains what's really going on. In the Spotlight Weather Highs and lows of daily temperature records 29 September 2021 During summer heatwaves or severe winter cold spells, everybody wants to know if such high or low temperatures are unusual, or indeed record-breaking. Given that unseasonably warm and cold spells affect the UK most years, this interest in climatic extremes is nothing new. But creating the official list of daily temperature records for the UK was no easy task. Weather Indian summer 09 September 2021 You’ve probably heard the phrase “Indian summer”, but do you know what it actually means? 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 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. Climate In the Spotlight 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. The Met Office introduced a new warning system for extreme heat in July 2021. Citizen Science Climate In the Spotlight 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.