From aardvarks to zebras, the residents of London Zoo will come forth to be weighed today.
The zoo is home to some 19,000 animals of more than 850 species, from 185 kilogram silverback gorillas to insects such as the tiny leaf-cutter ant.
Laura Tobin is live from the zoo with today's forecast, and has some furry friends to help her out!
What's in store for the weather today? More showers or will we see a ray of sunshine or two? Laura Tobin has your latest!
Laura Tobin's latest weather blog brings us news of the super moon, a flooding anniversary and tells us what to expect for this weekend and beyond.
If this week is anything to go by it feels like autumn is here to stay, though summer will try to come back next week. The remnants of Ex hurricane Bertha last weekend brought the change from warm sunny weather to cool, windy and often wet weather. We saw floods on Sunday and Monday and even funnel clouds on Thursday in torrential showers.
After 8 months of above average temperatures, this week's below average or average temperatures have had some of you reaching for the heating and I’m afraid there is no heat wave in sight.
Super moon and meteor shower
We had a real treat in the sky this week, not just one astronomical delight but two. First we had a super moon on Monday night. Because the moon’s orbit isn’t a perfect circle, the moon changes it’s distance from Earth, it’s closest point is called the Perigee. When a full moon coincides with a perigee it’s know as a super moon. The moon appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter than a normal full moon. On top of that this is the closest the moon has been to Earth for 20 years. That's why Monday night was so bright.
We also had the annual Perseids meteor shower; it’s the brightest meteor shower of the year. It’s caused by Earth passing through debris from the orbit of Comet Swift-Tuttle. While it peaks at 50-100 per hour, it was disappointing this year due to the super moon being so bright. However there were some great photos.
It's still only August, but is the weather feeling more autumnal for you? Find out what's in store from Laura Tobin's daily forecast.