Climate Weather Cold waves 23 February 2023 Most of us are aware of heatwaves, but what about the opposite extreme – cold waves? Just like their hotter counterpart, cold waves adversely affect our health, infrastructure and agriculture. What's more, extreme cold is more deadly than extreme heat. Climate Weather What is wind? 27 January 2023 When we’re talking about the weather, most people want to know if it’s hot or cold, wet or dry. But I would argue that it’s more useful to know what the wind is doing, as it can have a far bigger impact, from dangerous gusts to deadly wind chill Climate Weather Wind chill 14 December 2022 During the winter months, you often hear the phrase "wind chill". Kirsty McCabe explains why a brisk northerly or bitter easterly wind can make you feel bone-numbingly cold In the Spotlight Weather An artist’s view of the meteorology of Mallaig 14 September 2022 Dramatic skies and stormy seascapes have inspired many an artist over the years, such as the American Jon Schueler. His abstract paintings may not be a literal reproduction of the Scottish scenery, but can you spot the meteorology in his masterpieces? MetMatters asked Magda Salvesen, Schueler’s widow and curator of his estate, to select five of her favourite paintings and tell us more about them. Climate Weather Summer air masses in the UK 16 August 2022 Our weather depends on which way the wind is blowing, so what can we expect during the summer months? In the Spotlight Weather Snowmakers in the UK - part 2 08 December 2021 Snow in the UK is a (fairly) rare and wonderous thing. Forecasting snowfall is very important, but it is obvious when things go wrong! In the second part of this mini series, Frank Barrow introduces us to Polar lows. In the Spotlight Weather Snowmakers in the UK - part 1 02 December 2021 Snow in the UK is a (fairly) rare and wonderous thing. Forecasting snowfall is very important; it is obvious when things go wrong! In the first part of this mini series, Frank Barrow explains how to identify snowy weather scenarios. In the Spotlight Weather White Christmas 25 November 2021 The countdown to Christmas is on and it’s feeling pretty cold in that northerly wind. But will we get a White Christmas this year? Here’s what you need to know if you fancy a flutter on festive snow. Weather Winter air masses in the UK 24 November 2021 From Cornwall's notorious mizzle to the Beast from the East, Frank Barrow reveals the secrets of the winter air masses that affect the UK.