Climate In the Spotlight Weather Otis teaches a terrifying lesson in rapid hurricane intensification 30 October 2023 Hurricane Otis made landfall as a monster 165 mile-per-hour category 5 cyclone. But just 24 hours earlier it was only expected to be category 1. John Morales explains why we all need to worry. In the Spotlight Weather Get WeatherReady for Winter 27 October 2023 The clocks going back is a sure sign that winter is coming. This year, the Met Office is helping people get WeatherReady with a series of handy or often-forgotten #WeatherHacks to help prepare for cold, snow and storms. Climate Weather Storm surges in the UK 17 October 2023 We get storm surges in the UK when the weather and tide combine to cause the sea level to be much higher than normal, leading to coastal flooding. Watch this short animation from the MetLink Education Team to find out more. Climate In the Spotlight Weather The MetMatters Guide to the Winners of Weather Photographer of the Year 2023 12 October 2023 The winners of the Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year 2023 have been announced — so here is our MetMatters guide to the weather behind the winning shots. Climate Weather Fasten your seat belt: why flights are getting bumpier 05 October 2023 If you’ve ever flown on a plane, you’ll know that turbulence is no joke. Severe turbulence can lead to flight delays, create structural damage to planes and cause injuries or even death. Weather Life cycle of a storm 28 September 2023 Right now, approximately 2000 thunderstorms are happening around the world. But how does that cute little fluffy cumulus cloud turn into a big threatening thunderhead? Climate In the Spotlight Weather How does climate change affect our winters? 21 September 2023 Frost, ice and snow make for the most magical weather photographs, but will winter wonderlands become a thing of the past in our warming world? Climate In the Spotlight Weather Coral bleaching in the Caribbean 14 September 2023 The record summer heat of 2023 led to unprecedented coral bleaching spanning thousands of miles across the Gulf of Mexico, northern Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea, as well as the eastern Pacific Ocean. Allison Chinchar explains why coral reefs are on the front line of climate change. Climate In the Spotlight Weather September heatwave: late summer warmth and spectacular Saharan sunsets 05 September 2023 At the start of September 2023, heatwave conditions developed over parts of the British Isles as temperatures soared both by day and night. But what caused the hot weather and how unusual is it to see temperatures above 30°C in September?