An atmospheric scientist who studies the Arctic explains why – because of global warming – the U.S. may be in for longer cold spells in the winter.
Last year saw plenty of warm weather around the country, but other notable events included dry months in the southeast, some very cold winter nights, and record-warm dry season days in the north.
2017 brought wild, wacky and even deadly weather. Australia was hit by heatwaves and torrential rains, plus some surprisingly cool spells. Hurricanes hit America, and a killer monsoon lashed Asia.
We already know that climate change makes heatwaves hotter and longer. But a new series of research papers asks whether there is also a climate fingerprint on frosty spells and bouts of wet weather.
The science of red skies can also help us understand how stars form.
European tornadoes may not come along as often as their US counterparts but they are a real threat and need to be taken seriously.
Weather forecasters sounded the alarm for the record-breaking Hurricane Irma with several days' notice.
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.
In 2017 Australia's winter had the highest average daytime temperatures on record. This extreme is 60 times more likely to occur under the influence of greenhouse gas emissions.
Georgina, age 5, wants to know why rainbows are round.
An expert in extreme weather events explains why the rain – and thus flooding – associated with Hurricane Harvey has been 'unprecedented.'
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.
A new analysis suggests that weather records have not yet had time to capture the full effects of climate change, some of which are likely to take centuries to play out.
Information to weather changes is often unavailable to Africa's farmers and even if it does exist, the quality is poor or inaccessible to those who need it most.
The global tropical climate zone is expanding. At the current rate, by 2100 its edge will stretch from Sydney to Perth.
Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie told Q&A that heatwaves were 'worsening' in Australia and 'hot days' had doubled in the last 50 years. Let's take a look at the evidence.
Australia is looking at another mild winter – but while it sounds pleasant, it can increase bushfire risk and worsen drought. Winter heatwaves are actually (enjoyable) extreme weather events.
Thinking about climate change as a process of 'weathering' reminds us of the profound and highly unequal consequences for all living things.
Weather forecasting stopped looking for patterns in the past, and started using numbers to look solidly at the future.
What if extreme weather events could be attributed to human-induced climate change with confidence?