Weather Rain, sleet or snow? 06 January 2022 Why is it so hard to forecast whether we'll get rain, sleet or snow? The problem is that just a few degrees difference in air temperature can determine whether you’ll be throwing snowballs, splashing in puddles or skidding on dangerous black ice. Weather A look back at 2021 17 December 2021 2021 has been a rather challenging year, with extreme weather events around the globe and numerous weather records broken. Kirsty McCabe takes a look back at some of the key events Weather Winter air masses in the UK 24 November 2021 From Cornwall's notorious mizzle to the Beast from the East, Frank Barrow reveals the secrets of the winter air masses that affect the UK. Weather Flood forecasting factfile 13 October 2021 Accurate flood forecasting can save lives and livelihoods. Find out how the team at the Environment Agency produces their river flood forecasts, how to stay safe in a flood and what impact climate change will have. Weather Wettest Day on Record 30 September 2021 Heavy rain and autumn gales will sweep across the UK this weekend, marking almost a year since the UK experienced its wettest day on record, when enough rainfall fell to fill Loch Ness! 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 How to interpret a weather chart 23 August 2021 Ever looked at a synoptic or pressure chart and felt a bit lost? They can seem a bit daunting at first, what with all the different coloured lines, semicircles and triangles; but they are actually quite simple to interpret. And once you’ve got the hang of them, you’ll be able to tell at a glance what our weather is up to. 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. 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.