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. In the Spotlight Weather Weather Photographer of the Year 2021: Setting the scene - Storm Chasing 16 June 2021 Some of the most dramatic photos submitted to Weather Photographer of the Year are those of storms. Paul Knightley reveals the secrets of storm chasing and his near miss with a deadly tornado Citizen Science The Weather Forecasting Game Returns! 07 June 2021 Calling all weather enthusiasts and wannabe forecasters! In the Spotlight Weather Weather Photographer of the Year 2021: Setting the scene - optical phenomenon 28 May 2021 Many of the most amazing pictures submitted to 'Weather Photographer of the Year' showcase optical phenomena, but what causes them..? In the Spotlight Weather Weather Photographer of the Year 2021: Setting the scene - mist and fog 21 May 2021 Continuing our series of posts looking at some of the weather themes from the past five years of Weather Photographer of the Year, regular guest writer Frank Barrow takes a look at mist and fog.