Only a few days into autumn, and the UK has experienced some truly autumnal weather. Heavy bands of rain and thunderstorms have swept over parts of Britain, particularly in southern…Read More >
On the last day of the UK National Earth Observation Conference 2022, Vicky Boult explains the vital importance of using satellite technology to improve rainfall estimates and drought contingency planning.
The UK had the driest start to a year since the 1970s in 2022, with large parts of southern England receiving less than 50% of their normal winter rainfall. On top of…Read More >
When it rains, it pours. Make hay while the sun shines. Save for a rainy day. Come rain or shine. The English language is overflowing with phrases about the weather,…Read More >
By Dr Rob Thompson, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading Last night Reading experienced an immense thunderstorm, like something I’d previously only experienced in the tropics. Driving conditions were horrendous,…Read More >
Clouds could be given a helpful jolt of electric charge to increase much-needed rainfall in dry parts of the world, thanks to an award-winning research proposal by scientists at the…Read More >
Dr Nicholas Klingaman from the Walker Institute for Climate System Research at the University of Reading is an expert in Queensland’s weather and climate. He is funded by the state’s…Read More >