Are you a weather photography enthusiast? Enter Europhotometeo 2020

If seeing the winning photographs from this year’s Weather Photographer of the Year competition have stimulated you into taking your own photos, then why not enter the European Meteorological Society’s Europhotometeo 2020?

Entries open for Europhotometeo 2020

Some important dates to bear in mind for the competition include:

Rainclouds and carved pumpkins, Part 2 – Where is the driest place in Scotland and Northern Ireland at Halloween?

But how about Scotland and Northern Ireland? Well, grab your broom and cauldron, because we’re doing another flyby to the Met Office Hadley Centre to see what the data says. This time we’ll look at four different regions:

Weather Photographer of the Year 2019

Image above by Weather Photographer of the Year 2019 Overall Winner - Gareth Mon Jones - Above My Expectations - Temperature Inversion / Cloud Inversion in Snowdonia at dawn 

We are delighted to announce the Weather Photographer of the Year Winners and Runners up.  

This year we had a really exceptional selection of photographs. 

Winners 18 years and above: 
Weather Photographer of the Year 2019, Overall Winner - £500 cash plus GoPro HERO7 plus RMetS membership for the year - Gareth Mon Jones 

My Weather - Dr. Lindsay Bennett

I can date my fascination with the weather back to first watching storm chasing documentaries on TV at about age 14. I used to irritate my Geography teacher by always asking, “When are we going to learn about the weather?” I was particularly interested in the US scientists conducting tornado research, putting themselves right in the storm’s path to collect data with their state of the art mobile radar systems. Little did I know then that 12 years later I would be working with those same scientists and radars, and chasing storms myself!

Rainclouds and carved pumpkins, Part 1 – Where is the driest place in the England and Wales in Halloween?

For people that put a lot of effort into their fancy dress, a rainy Halloween can mean nothing short of a disaster. What are you going to do with all that running face paint!? Knowing how wet a given Halloween could be might help you to plan your evening. Should your fancy dress include a trusty pair of wellies? We took a deep (spooky) dive into the data offered by the Met Office Hadley Centre to find out.

A summer to remember

In our last weather review we mentioned that June had been quite cool and wet. We posed the question whether June 2019 would beat the record for wettest June for the UK. Looking back and checking the statistics from the Met Office we can say the answer is a resounding “No.” The wettest June record for the UK is still held by 2012. The Met Office statistics show that the total precipitation for June 2012 was 149.0 mm, almost exactly double the average amount for the years 1981-2010 (71.1 mm).