Weather

Want to know more about weather and climate?

There are several online courses which you can take to learn more about weather and climate: on the FutureLearn platform, there is the RMetS/ University of Reading Come Rain or Shine introduction to weather, as well as the University of Exeter’s Climate Change: the Science course, both of which are running at the moment.

The Open University runs a couple of courses Watching the Weather (free) and Science: the Weather which has an associated fee. The COMET/ MetEd programme in the USA runs many online courses, some general, some very specific.

WeatherLive 2019 - On Cloud Nine

The Royal Meteorological Society ran a very successful event for all those with an interest in clouds in October 2019. Speakers at the meeting explored the beauty of clouds and their importance to us and looked at the history behind the naming of the clouds, how artists grapple with capturing their grandeur and what clouds can tell us about future weather conditions.

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.

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)

For more information visit the COMET MetEd website >>

UK Spring 2019 theWeather Club Mon, 10/06/2019 - 15:55

Overall, spring was slightly warmer, sunnier and wetter than average for the UK.  

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth theWeather Club Mon, 29/04/2019 - 10:28

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth captured by NASA's Terra satellite. The eye of the storm is clearly visible. (Image: NASA WorldView2019)