Image: Highest gusts of over 60 knots (69 mph) recorded on 25 January 1990 (Source: Met Office)
On 25th January 1990 - otherwise known as Burns Day to the Scots, the day marking the birthday of their national poet, Robert Burns - an intense depression tracked across southern Scotland bringing severe gales and storm force winds to many parts of England and Wales.
A panel discussion about climate change will take place at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, which runs 7th-11th June. The panel discussion will take place in the Garden Theatre at 2pm on Saturday 10th June and will be Chaired by Peter Gibbs, Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society. Other panel members include:
A photograph of a man mowing his lawn with an ominous tornado spinning in the background has been doing the rounds on social media this week - it even made BBC news.
Mr Theunis Wessels, from Alberta, Canada said he was very aware of the twister which was about one and a quarter miles from their house, but "wasn't worried at all" – unlike his daughter, who was quite concerned by her father’s nonchalance.
The Royal Meteorological Society is again running a FREE online FutureLearn course, “Come Rain or Shine” on 19th June!
This free, online course has been developed jointly with University of Reading and will run for 3 weeks, although participants are free to work through it at their own pace – including after the finish date. This course is perfect for anyone who would like to brush up their understanding of our weather.
High pressure will build through the middle of this week meaning there will be lots of fine and dry weather about, though initially cloud will feed in from the west bringing a little drizzle in the north and west. As the high moves away on Thursday air from the south will move in turning things increasingly sunnier and warmer by the end of the week with highs of 28-29degC even possible in some parts.
Let's hope things stay sunny for the bank holiday!
The Year of Polar Prediction has been launched and will take place from mid-2017 to mid-2019 (covering an entire year in both the Arctic and Antarctic). It is a concerted international campaign to improve predictions of weather, climate and ice conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic, in order to minimize the environmental risks, maximize the opportunities associated with rapid climate change in polar regions and to close the current gaps in polar forecasting capacity.