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. Climate Climate Modelling 15 December 2020 How is Earth’s climate modelled and how does modelling help our understanding?’ Climate Armagh Observatory - An Inclement Month 16 September 2020 The Armagh Observatory has reported that August 2020 was the wettest August in Armagh for 12 years. This summer has also been reported as the dullest for 33 years at the Observatory as well as the wettest for 8 years and the coolest for 5. In the Spotlight Scottish Snow Patches Report 2019/2020 07 July 2020 Iain Cameron and Blair Fyffe have just published the 24th annual report on the survival of Scottish snow patches in July’s issue of Weather. In the Spotlight How Will COVID-19 Affect the Weather Forecast? 26 March 2020 Aeroplanes provide important information about the current state of the atmosphere, and have done since the beginning of commercial flights. Weather Where to find detailed weather data Useful weather information sites Weather How can you make high quality weather observations? Guidelines for observing the weather In the Spotlight 60 Years of Weather Recording 22 January 2020 Looking for 'high ground in the garden' in case it snowed was just the first indication of John Goulding's interest in weather. In the Spotlight Airborne research into Australian bushfires 11 December 2019 The cockpit of a small aeroplane is the perfect vantage point for an environmental scientist.