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There were a number of sightings of unusual and striking cloud formations over the weekend as the UK experienced a mix of weather. Photos were taken in Dorset, particularly the Poole and Bournemouth areas. This particular photograph looks as if … Continue reading
Over 50 students, aged between 11-13, arrived at the Met Office keen to learn about weather and climate science, for the second of this year’s Science Camps! During the Science Camps students take part in demonstrations and hands-on activities, while … Continue reading
Today’s satellite images show the small areas of the UK which have snow lying, as well as a number of interesting cloud formations. The snow shows up very clearly over the Pennines and Scottish Borders, over the Isle of Wight, … Continue reading
With Valentine’s day this week, we’ve complied the top ten romantic or magical weather conditions. 1. Diamond dust – Diamond dust consists of extremely small ice crystals, usually formed at temperatures below -30 °C. The name diamond dust comes from the … Continue reading
Having trouble telling a cumulus from a stratus cloud? In our video James Chubb explains how clouds form and how this can help you can tell one cloud from another. We’ve also put together a guide to identifying all the … Continue reading