Weather refers to the day-to-day changes in the atmosphere. The UK’s weather forecasts are put together using data collected by aeroplanes, weather buoys, radars and satellites.

Extreme weather in the UK

Many types of extreme weather affect the UK, including strong winds and storms, droughts and floods, and extreme hot or cold spells.


The surface of planet Earth can be divided according to climate type.

Climate change

Carbon dioxide emissions are now more than three times higher than they were in 1965.