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. 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... 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? 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. Weather Heatwaves 28 June 2021 A heatwave is a prolonged period of abnormally high temperatures, relative to the expected conditions at that given time and place. The exact definition varies around the world, but all heatwaves are classed as extreme weather events. In the Spotlight Weather Photographer of the Year 2021: Setting the scene - At dusk and dawn 20 June 2021 Ever heard of the golden or magic hour? This magical light makes for some beautiful photographs.