Thunderstorms

Where Does Thunder and Lightning Come From?

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

We may dream about hot and sunny summer weather in the UK, but the truth is after a few days of heatwave conditions we can't wait for a good storm or two to clear the air... But how much do you really know about thunderstorms? How does that cute little fluffy cumulus cloud turn into a big threatening thunderhead?

Why Are Thunderstorms Invisible to Weather Forecasters?

Ian Roulstone | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK
Ian Roulstone

Thunderstorms are notoriously difficult to forecast with any precision. It is perhaps a little surprising that prediction of the timing and location of one of Nature's most dramatic events, poses an enduring problem for weather forecasters.

Don't Hide Under Trees During A Storm, Here's Why (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech

Besides humans, nature is clearly one of the most powerful forces on Earth and there's little that's more deadly in its arsenal than lightning. Thi...

London's Shard Hit By Lightning During Thunderstorm

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale and Elliot Wagland | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK

In case you missed it, London was besieged by a large thunderstorm on Thursday afternoon, with several bolts of lightning hitting one of the capital's...

Keep Away From The Seafronts, Britons Warned

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK

The worst storm for more than five years is expected to batter England and Wales on Sunday night and Monday morning. The Met Office said winds in e...

WATCH: Cameraman Has Lucky Escape During Lightning Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

South Korea’s hot, humid summers always bring their fair share of thunderstorms. This cameraman got a close-up view as a bolt of lightning struck ri...

Lots And Lots Of Rain...

PA | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

More heavy rain hit parts of the UK on Monday as the recent heatwave and hottest July in seven years seemed a distant memory. However forecasters s...

Weekend Weather Warning

PA | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK

Britain's glorious spell of sunshine will be brought to an abrupt end this weekend after the Met Office issued a weather warning for heavy downpours a...

The Maths Behind the Heat Wave

Ian Roulstone | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Tech
Ian Roulstone

If temperatures remain high, health risks and environmental hazards, such as crop failure, wildfires, and water shortages, become a real concern. So how good are we at predicting heat waves? Are they related to global warming? And do we know when it will rain again?

Weather: Heatwave And Thunderstorms

PA | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK

The longest heatwave for seven years is set to continue across Britain - but the blazing temperatures will bring widespread rain and thunderstorms nex...

No Prizes For Guessing What This Weekend's Weather Will Be Like

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

People trying to enjoy the bank holiday weekend will have to contend with some dismal weather conditions, forecasters have confirmed. While around ...

Heavy Rain Leads To Spike In 'Thunderstorm Asthma Attacks'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Predictions of a stormy summer are cause for concern among Asthma experts, who point out that heavy rain can trigger serious attacks in sufferers. ...