The heatwave (nicknamed 'Lucifer' in Italy) continued to cause havoc in Europe with 11 countries being issued 'danger' warnings over soaring temperatures. Across Italy, Spain, Croatia, Hungary and Southern Europe temperatures were higher than 40°C which led to forest fires, droughts, evacuations and safety fears for the vulnerable.
Biometeorology is the study of the impact weather has on the natural world, including animals, plants and humans. This includes the impact on symptoms of existing diseases, contribution to new conditions and temporary physiological changes. There are a number of illnesses and symptoms that are caused or exacerbated by certain types of weather. Here we discuss some of the more obvious conditions, as well as some, perhaps, more surprising ailments.
Videos have been doing the rounds on social media showing how an intense hailstorm in Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine, turned a bridge into a waterfall on 26th June. The storm which lasted 15 minutes also damaged trees, electricity pylons and left some houses without a roof.
Dr Jo Elworthy is Director of Interpretation at the Eden Project. Jo has worked at Eden since its inception and is dedicated to sharing the amazing workings of our planet Earth with Eden’s visitors: ‘Visiting the rainforest and experiencing weather and finding out about the relationship between rainforests and climate first hand can help transform our understanding of our world and how we interact with it.’ Here, Jo takes us on a journey to ‘The Weather Maker’ in the Rainforest Biome at the Eden Project.
Many parts of England and Wales will see BBQ weather this weekend, as temperatures soar into the mid-to-high 20s and even low 30s in some central and southeastern parts. The warm, humid air from the tropical Atlantic will bring glorious weather over the weekend and possibly into next week.
The mixture of gasses that make up the Earth’s atmosphere. Excluding water vapour and dust, the main components of air are nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide, neon, helium, krypton, hydrogen, xenon and ozone.
The process of growth of snow or ice crystals through collision with each other. Without aggregation, the snowman would be extinct.
A panel discussion about climate change will take place at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, which runs 7th-11th June. The panel discussion will take place in the Garden Theatre at 2pm on Saturday 10th June and will be Chaired by Peter Gibbs, Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society. Other panel members include:
A photograph of a man mowing his lawn with an ominous tornado spinning in the background has been doing the rounds on social media this week - it even made BBC news.
Mr Theunis Wessels, from Alberta, Canada said he was very aware of the twister which was about one and a quarter miles from their house, but "wasn't worried at all" – unlike his daughter, who was quite concerned by her father’s nonchalance.