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As Earth's climate changes, extreme weather events and associated weather hazards are becoming more frequent and severe. In this video, geoscientist Abhinav Saji John teams up with leading experts in climate research and hazard management, to investigate the UK's extreme weather, its causes and impacts. By looking at the air masses and atmospheric conditions that create different types of weather in the UK, we explore:

  • Cyclonic Storms and the impacts of associated wind, storm surges and rain hazards
  • Convective Storms and the impacts of associated hailstorms and thunderstorms
  • Winter Anticyclones and the impacts of associated hazards from ice and snow
  • Summer Anticyclones and the impact of associated heatwaves and droughts


Written and developed by: Abhinav Saji John, Rob Parker, Tim Parker, Claire Earlie, Innocent Masukwedza, Melissa Lazenby, Shane Latchman, Daisy Woodley, Adam Scaife, Qiu, Weiteng, Peter Irvine, Harvey Rodda, Emily Bilbie, Harriet Ridley, Josh Carron

Thank you to the Met Office Press Office for making engaging meteorological visuals available for use in this video.


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