Heatwaves do not only occur on land, but also inside the ocean. Marine heatwaves are defined as periods of prolonged anomalously high sea surface temperatures compared to the local 30-year long record. Although the occurrence of these events has been observed locally, researchers in recent years looked at this phenomenon at the global scale.
Snow rollers have been spotted over the weekend in Wiltshire - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-47108382?SThisFB.
Snow rollers are snow balls formed naturally by strong winds blowing across a flat, snow-covered field or hillside. Three conditions need to occur for snow rollers to form:
The Midwest has been hit by extreme freezing conditions this week. Parts of the Midwest will experience the coldest temperatures in over 20 years. A polar vortex which is causing extreme Arctic blasts could bring temperatures as low as -53°C.
Parts of Australia have been affected by a heatwave since the end of December 2018. Tarcoola in South Australia reached temperatures exceeding 49°C this week. The top 15 hottest places in the world on the 15th of January were all in Australia, as the record-breaking hot weather continues to affect the country.
The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) and AccuWeather have today launched the third edition of the photography competition to award Weather Photographer of the Year 2018 and Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2018.
Podcast Episode 7: Women in Weather
This year, International Women's Day is on Thursday 8th March. Our “Women in Weather” podcast celebrates the achievements that have been made so far, but also discussing the obstacles that still remain for women working in the scientific sector.