In the Spotlight Weather and energy trading 27 March 2017 It is no secret that the weather and energy consumption have always been intrinsically linked. Climate Scientists test reefs to counter climate change 27 March 2017 Heatwaves, extreme storms and polar ice losses are often discussed as examples of the effects of climate change. ‘Hidden’ impacts occurring in the ocean may go overlooked, yet they can be some of the most disastrous. In the Spotlight Abrupt climate change: North Atlantic could cool sooner and faster than predicted 27 March 2017 Residents of north-west Europe currently enjoy a climate that is around 5°C warmer than other regions of the same latitude thanks to the Gulf Stream which carries warmth from Florida to European shores. Weather Digitised International Cloud Atlas launched on World Meteorological Day 23 March 2017 On 23rd March 2017 - World Meteorological Day - the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released its new, online, digitised International Cloud Atlas, which is the global reference for observing and identifying clouds. Climate WMO release State of Global Climate in 2016 report - multiple records broken 21 March 2017 The WMO have today released their State of Global Climate in 2016 report, detailing a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, continued sea level rise and increasing ocean temperatures, with extreme weather and climate continuing into 2017. Weather On This Day: 1953 East Coast Flood 30 January 2017 On night of 31st January 1953 Britain suffered one of its greatest peacetime disasters. Climate 2016 Hottest Year on Record 18 January 2017 WO and Met Office analyses shows 2016 was the hottest on record Weather Mysterious lightning 30 November 2016 Sprites, elves and blue jets are more than just mythical creatures but a type of weather Weather How does hoar frost form? 30 November 2016 There are several different types of frost that form when the temperature drops below freezing, but what are the differences?