Weather Watch

Further signs of climate change? UK experiences record number of wildfires in 2019 theWeather Club Mon, 13/05/2019 - 09:20

How are wildfires detected?

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth theWeather Club Mon, 29/04/2019 - 10:28

Tropical Cyclone Kenneth captured by NASA's Terra satellite. The eye of the storm is clearly visible. (Image: NASA WorldView2019)

Australian Heatwave 2019 theWeather Club Wed, 16/01/2019 - 12:31

Parts of Australia have been affected by a heatwave since the end of December 2018. Tarcoola in South Australia reached temperatures exceeding 49°C this week. The top 15 hottest places in the world on the 15th of January were all in Australia, as the record-breaking hot weather continues to affect the country.

WMO - El Niño 2019

The WMO has announced that there is a high probability of an El Niño event in early 2019. Although the event has not been forecasted to be as strong as the 2016 event, El Niño is known to have a major impact on temperatures and rainfall across the globe.

The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a large-scale climatic phenomenon that originates in the tropical Pacific but affects global climate patterns. The warm phase is known as El Niño and the cold phase is La Niña. El Niño occurs irregularly every two to seven years and peaks around in winter. 

WeatherLive and WPOTY Public Vote

The Royal Meteorological Society is hosting an extreme weather conference to explore the severe weather events and climates around the world. Whether it's tornadoes or hurricanes, working in extreme conditions or communicating high impact weather, we'll take a closer look at extreme weather - its power, its beauty, its occasional absurdity and its fragility in the face of human activity.