Summer is on its way

High pressure will build through the middle of this week meaning there will be lots of fine and dry weather about, though initially cloud will feed in from the west bringing a little drizzle in the north and west. As the high moves away on Thursday air from the south will move in turning things increasingly sunnier and warmer by the end of the week with highs of 28-29degC even possible in some parts.

Let's hope things stay sunny for the bank holiday!

Year of Polar Prediction launched

The Year of Polar Prediction has been launched and will take place from mid-2017 to mid-2019 (covering an entire year in both the Arctic and Antarctic). It is a concerted international campaign to improve predictions of weather, climate and ice conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic, in order to minimize the environmental risks, maximize the opportunities associated with rapid climate change in polar regions and to close the current gaps in polar forecasting capacity.

Study explains science behind newly recognised cloud

Clouds have always appeared in paintings, photographs and pictures, but images captured by amateur photographers confirmed the existence of a dramatic cloud form with a roughened, wavelike base. Citizen science has now helped experts to explain how the newly-recognised ‘wave-like’ asperitas cloud is formed.