If greenhouse gas emissions continue at a high rate, breadbaskets of Europe and North America will see a 50% chance of a flash drought each year by the end of this century.
Nigeria is expected to experience severe flooding this year. With proper planning and management its impact may not be so devastating.
Autumn extreme fire weather around Cape Town in South Africa has become 90% more likely in a warmer world.
Researchers are turning to computer models, drones and other methods to improve tornado forecasting.
Machine learning may not seem to have much connection with wildlife, but it’s starting to play a central role in bird conservation.
Not all La Niñas are wet, nor El Niños dry – especially if you live in Sydney. So here’s how to interpret what an El Niño forecast means for you.
Unprecedented droughts leave the subsurface drier than usual, affecting water supply in subsequent years.
Flash droughts can develop within a few weeks, causing water shortages, damaging crops and worsening fire risks.
High humidity, terrain and wind make rain forecasting particularly tricky in the tropics.
The Met Office issued its heatwave warning six days before the mercury peaked – potentially saving many lives.
Would you trust a weather forecast made by a machine that had learned how weather systems behaved by reviewing thousands of past weather maps?
Parts of southeast Australia are inundated yet again. Clearly, short-term weather forecasts are not enough to protect communities in times like these.
Scientists have unimaginably more powerful supercomputers than their predecessors.
Sting jets are poorly understood, but could have a big influence on Britain’s future winter storms.
Southern Africa’s current above-average rainfall is a climate variability signal - a short-term fluctuation in average wet-season conditions.
Weather forecasting is complex and challenging. The process entails three steps: observation, analysis and communication.
The key ingredients for a storm to undergo bombogenesis are an unstable atmosphere, temperature differences and high-speed winds in the upper atmosphere.
Monsoons are weather patterns that bring thunderstorms and heavy rains to hot, dry areas when warm, moist ocean air moves inland. They’re challenging to forecast, especially in a changing climate.
Australia has expansive areas of flat land — usually agricultural land — and it’s over these large, flat areas that tornadoes like to form.
I helped forecast disaster – but nothing prepared for me what happened next.