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. 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 In the Spotlight Weather The Föhn effect 15 November 2022 During the winter months, the highest temperatures in the UK often occur in places like north Wales and even northeast Scotland. Frank Barrow gets on the Föhn Climate Weather Jet stream and stormy weather 27 October 2022 Terrible winter? Blame it on the jet stream. Great summer? Praise be to the jet stream for being in the right place. But what exactly is this jet stream that everyone keeps talking about, and why does it have such a large influence on our weather?