Climate In the Spotlight Weather Review of 2023 11 January 2024 Extreme weather and climate change continued to dominate the headlines in 2023. MetMatters takes a look back at some of the year's highs and lows. In the Spotlight Weather Tornadoes around the world 14 December 2023 Tornadoes have been recorded on every continent except Antarctica, with North America at the top of that list for both frequency and severity. Allison Chinchar explains the key ingredients in tornado formation and location. Weather Life cycle of a thunderstorm 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 Updated forecast for Atlantic Hurricane Season 24 August 2023 Mid-August to mid-October marks the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season, and as expected tropical storm activity has recently ramped up. Gemma Plumb takes a look at the new forecast, and whether climate change has played a role this year. Climate Weather How does climate change affect heatwaves? 03 August 2023 What causes heatwaves and how will climate change affect them? Climate Weather How does climate change affect thunderstorms? 20 July 2023 How are thunderstorms formed, and how will climate change affect them? Climate In the Spotlight Weather Forecast for the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season 08 June 2023 The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season has officially started, but there are a number of competing factors that can suppress or fuel storm development. Gemma Plumb takes a look at this year's forecast. In the Spotlight Weather The Northern Lights 02 March 2023 Witnessing the northern lights flickering in the night sky is probably on most people’s wish list. And while more space weather than our usual earthly weather phenomenon, you do need the right weather conditions to see them. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Polar vortex, sudden stratospheric warmings and the Beast from the East 03 February 2023 When people hear the phrase ‘sudden stratospheric warming’, many will immediately think about the 'Beast from the East'. However, not all sudden stratospheric warmings are the same, as Gemma Plumb explains.