Weather Indian summer 09 September 2021 You’ve probably heard the phrase “Indian summer”, but do you know what it actually means? Weather Martian Meteorology 16 August 2021 Mars, one of our nearest neighbours, is a fascinating, alien world. With NASA hoping for human missions to Mars in the 2030s, what kind of weather could visiting Earthlings expect? 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 Weather What is a heat dome? 11 August 2021 The scorching heat, record-breaking temperatures and wildfires that have devastated parts of North America and Europe this summer have been attributed to a “heat dome”. But what exactly is a heat dome and how do they form? 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... 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. Weather Frozen Ponds 14 January 2021 Have you ever thought about why bodies of water freeze from the top down? We have all seen this on frosty mornings. It sounds trivial, but it is a unique property of water.