One one thousand, two one thousand….
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.
Snow on the ground after a winter storm.
NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response
Why can't meteorologists call the weather correctly every time? Blame the battle of the weather models.
Cumulonimbus: heavy rain and thunder on the horizon.
The skies can tell us when there might be trouble ahead.
A blizzard in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in 2005.
Governments and private companies have been seeding clouds to create snow for decades, without proof that it actually works. A recent study peered into clouds in search of answers.
The air doesn’t like to be under pressure just like us. The wind is the result of the air trying to escape from high pressure.
Mami Kempe / The Conversation
Wind is just air moving from one place where there is high pressure to another place where there is low pressure.
University of Maine, Climate Change Institute
But it's too early to tell whether climate change is to blame.
Only clouds that are tall with big water drops can make rain, but they also stop most of the light, which makes them look grey.
Marcella Cheng/The Conversation
To answer this question from Fiona, age 6, we need to know some things about clouds and light.
A storm damaged car abandoned on a roundabout in Bracknell, Berkshire.
At the time, their existence was unknown.
A tornado in the town of Sonnac, France, in September, 2015.
European tornadoes may not come along as often as their US counterparts but they are a real threat and need to be taken seriously.
Tampa residents take a rare chance for a stroll on the seabed.
Pictures of ocean bays emptied of water as Hurricane Irma moved through the Caribbean and Florida show that storm surges can move away from the coast, as well as onto it.
The rainfall from Harvey has now exceeded the amount from the previous record-bearer, Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978.
AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
An expert in extreme weather events explains why the rain – and thus flooding – associated with Hurricane Harvey has been 'unprecedented.'
Hiscox and students practice for the big day with a weather balloon.
Meteorology researchers across the country are prepping experiments for the mini-night the eclipse will bring on August 21 – two minutes and 36 seconds without the sun in the middle of the day.
The stereotype of the conventionally attractive female weather reporter is alive and well on Australian television.
The weather segment at the end of news bulletins has stuck to a familiar format for more than 50 years. But the question of who should actually present the weather has been in a constant state of flux.
Cyclone Debbie looms over Queensland on Monday afternoon March 27.
The category 4 cyclone - the fifth storm of this year's season, and the strongest so far - has buffeted the Queensland coast across a wide area centred on Airlie Beach.
Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows. John Constable, 1830-1.
Why a mysteriously placed rainbow made perfect symbolic sense – and how weather experts knew the exact date that it appeared.
Get ready for heavier rain.
As the planet warms, the amount of moisture in the atmosphere is increasing. This will cause a lot more heavy rainfall, even in areas that are becoming drier.
Very powerful, try to avoid.
Lightning strikes are powerful – but we haven't had solid estimates of their energy until now. Researchers turned to the hollow stone tubes they create by vaporizing sand for more precise calculations.
Cape Grim, on the northwest tip of Tasmania, is exposed to some of the cleanest air in the world.
CSIRO/Bureau of Meteorology
Cape Grim's air pollution station has recorded some of the biggest changes to the world's atmosphere over the past 40 years.
Damage from Hurricane Matthew in North Charleston, South Carolina, October 2016.
Conservative commentators accused government officials last week of hyping risks from Hurricane Matthew. A meteorologist explains why this is impossible in the internet era.
Chris Mole / shutterstock
Will 2017 be a 'bbq summer'? It depends on changes in the jet stream.