Photo: The sighting came from Tofino on the west of Vancouver Island, Canada
Credit: Tofino Photography
The Royal Meteorological Soceity received these photographs this week, sent in from Tofino, on the west of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, asking for an explanation of how they are formed.
Photo: 30-second Meteorology - The 50 most significant events and phenomena, each explained in half a minute. Editor: Adam A. Scaife, Foreword by Julia Slingo.
Publishers: Ivy Press (2016). £14.99
This is a beautiful and tactile coffee table book, whilst being a handier size than most coffee table books. It consists of seven sections; 1) the elements, 2) the global atmosphere, 3) the Sun, 4) weather watching and forecasting, 5) can we change the weather, 6) weather cycles and 7) extreme weather.
Photo: La Paz's cable car system is one of the most popular and convenient ways to get around the city Credit: Chloe Moore
Disembarking the plane in La Paz, Bolivia, will take your breath away; both literally and metaphorically. The city has the highest elevation of any government city in the world, at an altitude of 3,650m.
A dust storm has swept through South Australia's Barossa Valley after heavy winds stirred the site of the Pinery bushfire. Gusts of up to 55mph were recorded in the nearby town of Roseworthy as thunderstorms arrived in parts of the state this afternoon. Photos on social media showed large plumes of dust moving across Barossa.
Photo: Atmospheric CO2 at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii. Source: NOAA
Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations grew at their fastest level in 2015, increasing by 3.05 parts per million (ppm) compared with the previous year.
The measurements were taken from NOAA’s Mauna Loa observatory, based in Hawaii, with detailed records for the last 56 years. 2015 is now the fourth consecutive year where carbon dioxide concentration has exceed 2ppm.