Weather MetMatters guide to hail 21 February 2024 Whether it’s the patter of tiny pellets or the pounding of marble-sized missiles, hailstones command our attention. But do you know how hail forms or why it's more dangerous in summer? Climate Weather Inspiring Explorers expedition to South Georgia Island 07 February 2024 Crackling glaciers and icebergs, roaring elephant seals and thousands of squawking penguins; the sights and sounds of South Georgia Island, one of the wildest and remotest places on Earth. Weather Animal magic 01 February 2024 Croaking frogs, huddling sheep and cows lying down. There are plenty of tales about animals forecasting the weather, with 2nd February a key date for the end of winter predictions. Climate In the Spotlight Weather An unusually active storm season? 24 January 2024 The 2023-2024 storm naming season is the most active since we began naming storms in 2015. MetMatters and the Met Office take a closer look at what's going on. Weather Rainfall radar 18 January 2024 Radar is one of the best tools in a forecaster’s kit, allowing us to see where in the UK it’s raining, how heavy the rain is, how quickly the rain is moving, and even whether it’s rain, sleet or snow (crucial during the tricky winter months). 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. In the Spotlight Weather Exact date to stop believing weather headlines 07 December 2023 From snow to heat, one thing as predictable as the changing seasons is online news headlines that promise the ‘exact date’ we will see extreme weather events in the UK, often weeks in advance. But where do these dates come from and how do you know if they are accurate? In the Spotlight Weather White Christmas 07 December 2023 The countdown to Christmas is on and it’s feeling pretty cold when that northerly wind blows. But will we get a White Christmas this year? Here’s what you need to know if you fancy a flutter on festive snow.