Weather, Climate and Covid-19

Sylvia Knight, Head of Education at the Royal Meteorological Society, recently recorded a podcast for the Royal Geographical Society with IGB, looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the weather and climate across the world. You can access the podcast here. Further reading: Coronavirus will impact the atmospheric CO2 record – but not enough to…

FutureLearn Schools

Our weather and climate CPD course for geography teachers, Come Rain or Shine, which is also suitable for students aged 15+, starts a new run today. Excitingly, this course is included in FutureLearn schools, which means that schools can register for free unlimited access and completion certificates. FutureLearn is offering school students aged 13+ free…

Arctic Maritime Air

Over the weekend, we saw Arctic Maritime air descend over the UK, with temperatures dropping by around 10C. The following snapshot from http://earth.nullschool.net from the morning of Monday 11th May, shows winds blowing clockwise around a High pressure area to the northwest of the UK. This means a northerly air flow over much of the…

Online Weather and Climate Course for Teachers, Trainee Teachers and A Level students

The Royal Meteorological Society would like to draw your attention to the fact that, following requests from secondary geography PGCE course tutors, we have brought forward the start of Come Rain or Shine, our free online weather and climate subject knowledge course for secondary geography teachers (and A level students). Drawing on materials developed over…

Twin Tropical Cyclones in the Indian Ocean

There are two tropical cyclones currently active in the Indian Ocean – one each side of the Equator, and therefore spinning in opposite directions. You can follow their development on nullschool (which will also let you look back if you missed them), or read more about them at severe weather Europe. For more on the…