Weather news

  • 5 Jun 2018

    The Pacific region has seen two high-profile eruptions in recent weeks – but be wary of dramatic headlines about possible catastrophe.

  • 28 May 2018

    A man in his eighties died when his vehicle was submerged by flood waters in Walsall – after the Midlands was hit by exceptionally heavy rain. More than a month’s worth of rain deluged parts of Birmingham in a single hour. Dozens of flood alerts remain in force – with forecasters warning of some more…

  • 3 Mar 2018

    Our weather presenter, Liam Dutton, looks ahead at the week’s weather prospects.

  • 27 Feb 2018

    Kent is another area badly affected by the weather.

  • 27 Feb 2018

    At least four people have died in car crashes as heavy snow sweeps across the country. Forecasters are predicting up to 10 centimetres of snow for many places, with hundreds of schools closed down, trains disrupted and flights cancelled and flights disrupted. And there’s more snow on the way – plus for parts of the…

  • 26 Feb 2018

    A weatherman’s tips on how to get through this week’s cold and snow

    With the coldest spell of weather for at least five years set to bring disruptive snow to the UK this week, here are useful tips that will help you stay up to date and be prepared for what’s to come.

  • 18 Jan 2018

    Why I criticised Met Eireann for naming Storm Fionn

    Earlier this week, I criticised the Irish Met Service, Met Eireann, for naming Storm Fionn. Here’s why I did this and how I think Met Eireann and the Met Office can improve the storm naming system.

  • 4 Jan 2018

    The eastern U.S. has been in the grip of a big freeze for more than a week. It’s been so cold that Niagra Falls has frozen over and snow has fallen as far south as Florida. If all that wasn’t enough, the eastern seaboard is now braced for a ‘bomb-cyclone’ that’s set to bring blizzards,…

  • 24 Dec 2017

    Emergency workers in the Philippines are searching for survivors of a tropical storm that has killed an estimated 200 people. Storm Tembin caused flooding and landslides when it hit the island of Mindanao and has now been upgraded to a typhoon. It is feared its windspeeds may increase and it could could hit southern Vietnam…

  • 10 Dec 2017

    Major roads were brought to a standstill, flights were suspended and railways disrupted as heavy snow and high winds hit large parts of England and Wales.

  • 7 Dec 2017

    Where you can expect to see snow in the UK this weekend

    As cold Arctic air returns to the UK in the coming days, some places will see significant snow. But where, when and how much?

  • 5 Dec 2017

    Why you shouldn’t believe a UK snow forecast more than three days ahead

    Predicting snow in the UK is difficult and weather computer models rarely get it right more than a few days ahead. But why is this the case?

  • 16 Oct 2017

    Three people have been killed as the powerful storm Ophelia swept through parts of Ireland and the UK with hurricane-force winds gusting up to 100 miles an hour. Ireland’s Prime Minister described the impact as a “national emergency”, urging people to stay indoors. The Met Office has issued an amber warning, with a potential risk…

  • 8 Sep 2017

    Renewable energy is having a moment: next week, the result of competitive auctions for contracts to provide clean electricity for the UK will be revealed, and they’re likely to show that the cost of offshore wind power is now cheaper than ever before. The new generation of wind farms will be able to produce more…