Podcast Episode 1

Episode 1 - Introductions and an interview about future forecasting

In our first podcast we talk about the Society and provide a bit of detail about our numerous activities, including our upcoming meetings.

Plus, in the aftermath of our "Message Impossible - Communicating Weather Information in the Digital Age" National meeting, we talk to Dr Rebecca Morss of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (US) and Andrew Charlton-Perez of Reading University about the challenges the scientific community faces when delivering forecasts.

Weak La Niña may develop

The latest Update from the World Meteorological Organization indicates that weak La Niña conditions may develop (50-55% probability) in the next few months for the second consecutive year, influencing global weather.

La Niña, also known as a ‘cold event’, refers to the large-scale cooling of the ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific along with changes in the tropical atmospheric circulation.

Come Rain or Shine: FREE online course

The RMetS' FutureLearn course, developed with the University of Reading, ‘Come Rain or Shine: Understanding the weather’, is now in its second year, and continues to be run three times a year.

Developed from the course we offer to secondary geography teachers, 'Come Rain or Shine' helps people to further understand the physical processes behind the weather. The stand-alone course complements the ‘Learn About Weather’ course, but you do not need to have completed that course before signing up for ‘Come Rain or Shine’.