Frost protection in your garden theWeather Club Fri, 05/01/2018 - 11:47

Peter Gibbs recently visited RHS Wisley to explore frost protection measures with Guy Barter, the RHS Chief Horticultural Adviser.


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Storm Eleanor causes disruption at the start of 2018

On 2nd and 3rd January, a low-pressure system moving across from the Atlantic brought very wet and windy weather to the UK.  Storm Eleanor, the fifth named storm of the season, brought gusts of up to 100 mph, leaving thousands of homes without power, blowing over trees and disrupting travel across parts of Wales, England, southern Scotland and most of Northern Ireland.

Merry Christmas theWeather Club Tue, 19/12/2017 - 11:05

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at the Royal Meteorological Society! Wishing you all a happy, healthy and productive 2018.

Types of Lightning

A beautiful and deadly natural phenomenon, lightning is simply a sudden, electrostatic discharge - a ‘spark’ or  ‘flash’ as charged regions in the atmosphere temporarily equalise themselves through this discharge. It is the polarity of lightning discharge that can affect the way it spreads and branches in space and time.

Traveller’s Guide to Lapland, Finland

A holiday to Lapland is the ultimate Christmas present, for children and adults alike. After all, this is the one place you can spend time with Santa Claus on his home turf!*

Lapland is the largest and northernmost region of Finland and has a subarctic/continental climate categorised by mild summers and long, cold, snowy winters. For this reason - and due to an abundance of conifer trees - it has become associated with Christmas, particularly in the UK.

Weather and Retail theWeather Club Mon, 18/12/2017 - 11:43

In the UK the weather is often erratic and unpredictable. Whether you are a producer, packer, transporter, retailer or customer, it can have a dramatic effect.