Research shows storms that might have caused minimal damage a few decades ago are becoming stronger and more destructive as the planet warms.
Flash droughts can develop within a few weeks, causing water shortages, damaging crops and worsening fire risks.
Processes like La Niña set the scene for the sort of extreme weather that has hit eastern Australia. But what decides which towns and suburbs are hit hardest, and which ones are spared?
The air that arrives at Kennaook is said to be some of the cleanest in the world. I set up my camera and tripod, and started filming.
The meteorologist leading NOAA’s 2022 hurricane field program describes flying through eyewalls and the technology in these airborne labs for tracking rapid intensification in real time.
The UK is no stranger to drought – especially southern England.
Step one: check the thermometer isn’t next to an ice cream van or barbecue.
The Met Office issued its heatwave warning six days before the mercury peaked – potentially saving many lives.
The strongest signal of our changing climate flares while most of us are asleep.
Global warming is changing the high-altitude autumn winds over southeast Australia, which means less rain and trouble for air travel.
Would you trust a weather forecast made by a machine that had learned how weather systems behaved by reviewing thousands of past weather maps?
One weather configuration has been responsible for record-breaking downpours in Australia, South America, and South Africa this year.
You can’t photograph the inside of a twister, but radar offers some clues.
The rain isn’t letting up for Australia’s east. Remarkably, the low-pressure band that drenched Brisbane is now spawning not one but two east coast lows for Sydney – more typically seen in winter.
When bad weather stops moving, the outlook can get dire for the areas in its path.
His theory, based on years of detailed climate and weather data, became known as the Callendar Effect. Today we call it global warming.
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.
It’s hard to get accurate measurements, but a nationwide network of more than 8,000 volunteers with rulers and specific standards reports after every storm.
The winter solstice is past, but bundle up – January is when winter really arrives in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere.