Clouds formed by rising warm air currents are called 'convection clouds'. Because of all the rising air coming up, these clouds can be bumpy on top, sometimes looking like cotton wool or cauliflower.
How do experts know when and where the next big hurricane is going to hit? A look at the complicated science of forecasting.
Ants have many tricks to deal with rain – like holding their breath, blocking nest entrances or drinking excess water and releasing it elsewhere by 'communal peeing.' But can they see rain coming?
A new outlook from the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts a dry, warm spring – and not the sustained rain we need.
A weather expert explains where petrichor – that pleasant, earthy scent that accompanies a storm's first raindrops – comes from.
Technology can only go so far in making sense of our vast and intricate atmosphere.
Machine learning is changing the world in ways that we are just beginning to appreciate. But could it change the way we do science and the reasons why we do science?
A climate scientist explains what is going on with this heatwave.
The "red sky" proverb has endured across cultures for centuries, and modern science can explain why this is so.
Why you should never leave your dog in the car on a hot day.
Yesterday's weather helps make sense of today's, but how will this change as the climate changes?
England's out of the World Cup, but the UK can at least enjoy the weather... can't it?
July is the hottest month in much of North America. Experts explain who is most affected by heat waves and ways to cope with them.
A gardening expert reveals the simple things you can do to protect your garden during a heatwave.
When you see a bolt of lightning, do you immediately start counting to see how far off a storm is? An atmospheric scientist parses the practice.
Winter is here, and many farmers are still waiting on their 'autumn break' of heavy rain. Unfortunately, it looks like it will be a dry, warm winter – although the snow season will likely be good.
Rapidly dropping temperatures, rain and wind are hitting south-eastern Australia, due to a perfect combination of warm seas and low-pressure systems.
Australia has always suffered heat and flood, but a detailed seasonal rainfall reconstruction of the last 800 years shows the extremes are intensifying.
Record-breaking April heat is likely to continue for at least another month.
The relationship between weather and our travel choices is complicated. We can't change the weather, but, with many other factors in play, good policy and design can reduce its impacts.