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? Citizen Science Climate Weather Wildlife and weather in a changing climate 05 August 2021 How 300 years of citizen science is helping us understand the impacts of weather and climate change on our wildlife. 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 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. Citizen Science 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. 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.