Meteorology

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Severe weather warning for UK as Storm Barra set to arrive on Tuesday
Met Office issues wind warnings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and snow warnings in Scotland

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

05, Dec, 2021 @4:26 PM

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Readers reply: how is the wind-chill factor calculated?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

05, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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From foxy to gleamy: winter weather words you’ll never hear in forecasts
Precise language used by meteorologists often misses out on some of the more vivid wintry terms

David Hambling

04, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Poverty, not climate breakdown, caused Madagascar’s food crisis, finds study
But scientists say ‘moral imperative’ remains to prepare vulnerable populations for increasingly extreme weather

Damian Carrington Environment editor

01, Dec, 2021 @11:01 PM

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How is the wind-chill factor calculated?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

28, Nov, 2021 @2:01 PM

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From Babylon to Google: a history of weather forecasting
AI has taken the place of astrology as humans have worked through the millennia for knowledge of when it will rain

Tom Ambrose

29, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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World weatherwatch: Peru’s saint of storms brings salvation to cities and ski slopes
Seasonal storms that blow up on the Peruvian coast at this time of year are named after St Rosa

David Hambling

21, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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I rely on the Met Office to bring me sunshine | Brief letters
Letters: BBC weather forecasts | Pudding proofs | Trains to Antwerp | Latin gatekeepers | Geronimo’s end

Letters

19, Aug, 2021 @5:38 PM

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Highest recorded temperature of 48.8C in Europe apparently logged in Sicily
Reading at monitoring station in Syracuse unverified but comes amid heatwave in last few days

Phoebe Weston and Jonathan Watts

11, Aug, 2021 @7:31 PM

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Always take the weather with you: 100 years of forecasting broadcasts
In the century since the first on-air report in 1921, meteorologists have - almost - got the science of forecasting down to a fine art

Benjie Goodhart

26, Apr, 2021 @12:43 PM

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Sub-Saharan meningitis epidemics could be signalled by weather forecasts
Pilot scheme is under way to harness forecasts to predict where conditions that fuel cases are likely to develop

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

12, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Second vessel in two weeks appears to float above UK waters
‘Superior mirage’ illusion resurfaces in Dorset a fortnight after similar pictures taken near Falmouth

Haroon Siddique and Ian Sample

18, Mar, 2021 @3:56 PM

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