Let’s talk about the weather theWeather Club Tue, 27/08/2019 - 08:17

Prof Liz Bentley, Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society, reflects on a busy summer when weather and climate featured heavily in the media.

Exceptional July 2019

Data from the World Meteorological Organization and the Copernicus Climate Change Programme indicates that the global mean temperature for July this year matched and possibly slightly exceeded the record for the hottest month on record. 2016 held the previous record for July, but was impacted by a strong occurrence of the El Niño phenomenon, which contributed to the exceptionally high temperatures.

Hot Weather FAQs theWeather Club Tue, 23/07/2019 - 13:37

Q: What’s the best way to deal with high temperatures?

Video: A New Satellite System for the Next Generation of Weather & Climate Observations theWeather Club Tue, 18/06/2019 - 10:54

The next-generation satellite system provides high-resolution observations of Earth's atmosphere, including the ionosphere - this video explains more:

(Credit: UCAR)

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Weather Facts: Antarctica theWeather Club Wed, 05/12/2018 - 11:50


1. The lowest air temperature ever recorded on Earth amounts to -89.2 °C. It was registered at the Russian Vostok station in Antarctica on 21st July 1983. (Study by John Turner and others).


Dreaming of a white Christmas?

As we head closer to December, one of the questions we are often asked as meteorologists is “Will it be a white Christmas?” The first thing to clarify, is what exactly is being asked – do you want to know if anywhere in the UK will see a single snow flake or are you envisaging streets and roofs with a dusting of the white stuff when you wake up on 25 December.