Striking recent urban heat island

Last weekend provided a nice example of the conditions needed for an Urban Heat Island to develop. On a clear calm night (23/24 April 2015) temperatures at rural Sonning Common fell to 1⁰C, whereas the minimum 7km away in Reading city centre was 7⁰C, an urban heat island (UHI) effect of 6 ⁰C. The next…

Primary Science Teacher Awards 2015 – nominations open

Can you think of an amazing primary science teacher? The PSTT Primary Science Teacher Award scheme is open for 2015. The Royal Meteorological Society endorses one of the awards. You will find further details and the nomination form on the following link: http://www.pstt.org.uk/the-trust/news-archive/primary-science-teacher-awards-2015.aspx Could you nominate a suitable teacher? The closing date for nominations is…

Last chance to enter photo competition!

Are you aged 7-21? Can you take a great photo? It could be an interesting cloud, a rainbow, a sunset, snow, frost, damage caused by extreme weather, people playing in the rain – or anything else that’s weathery! Deadline: 20th April Please send your photos to education@rmets.org with: your name your age a declaration from…