Predicting the weather is hard. It requires a lot of physics, a lot of maths, and a huge amount of computing power. Can AI help?

Clouds make the weather, yet their detail isn't taken into account in weather forecasts. Artificial intelligence might be able to help.

Predicting the weather is hard. But with more data and computing power becoming available, artificial intelligence may be able to help.

How does your phone know what the weather's going to be like?

How does your weather app know the percentage chance of rain? It's down to ensemble forecasting!

El Niño is a climate event without equal, causing droughts, floods, hurricanes and typhoons around the globe. How can we understand and predict it?

The complex maths of weather and climate.

Not if their predictions are made clearer...
A multi-disciplinary approach to complexity
Umbrella or no umbrella? New advances in weather forecasting will help us dodge hurricanes and protect against floods.
During World Mathematical Year 2000 a sequence of posters were displayed month by month in the trains of the London Underground aiming to stimulate, fascinate - even infuriate passengers! Keith Moffatt tells us about three of the posters from the series.

Perhaps the most sinister weather phenomenon in the world is the twister - that dark, dangerous funnel drooping from the clouds that weaves its way across the landscape, leaving a narrow trail of devastation in its wake.

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  • Find out why the formula we use to work out conditional probabilities is true!

  • We talk about a play that explores the fascinating mathematical collaboration between the mathematicians GH Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan.