Weather Facts

Is the early May Bank Holiday weekend always a wash-out?

It may be an age-old gripe that it always rains on a bank holiday, but just how close to the truth is this. With the early May bank holiday approaching, we take a look at how the UK has faired during this particular bank holiday. Although May Day celebrations in England have taken place for centuries, the early May Day Bank Holiday – on the first Monday in May – has only been in existence since 1978. How many times has this bank holiday weekend been a washout or provided wall-to-wall blue skies and warm sunshine?

Observing and Identifying Clouds theWeather Club Wed, 10/04/2019 - 12:37

A time lapse in Spain recently captured the formation of an anvil cloud. This fantastic video inspired us to revisit our article about observing and identifying clouds, including new classifications.