Dear theWeather Club e-newsletter readers,
Welcome to Issue 23 of theWeather Club e-newsletter.
Summer 2018 has been recorded as the hottest in the UK, joining 1976, 2003 and 2006 at the top, with records dating back to 1910. In this season’s newsletter, we look back at weather events across the globe and the impact of extreme weather. There will also be a focus on community science in this newsletter; the Met Office Weather Observation Website (WOW) and SkyDay community projects and an opportunity to ask our climate scientists any weather and climate questions you may have. Follow our new ‘Ask a Scientist’ link for more information.
We have welcomed two new guest speakers to theWeather Club recently, James Warner and Dr. Michelle McCrystall from the University of Exeter. James Warner discusses how Meteorologists produce long-range forecasts for extreme summers such as 2018. Dr. McCrystall reports on whether extreme precipitation could be a feature in future UK weather.
Moving forward with the theme of extreme weather, Caroline takes us through Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut, events which occurred at the beginning of Autumn 2018. She also introduces theWeather Club to remote sensing and how satellites are used to detect and record extreme weather from Space.
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