Climate In the Spotlight Weather Head in the clouds! 28 November 2022 Knowing your cloud types can warn you of upcoming changes in wind and precipitation, very useful if you are sailing on a tall ship, says Charlotte Braungardt. In the Spotlight Weather MetMatters guide to cloud spotting 28 November 2022 Cloud spotter? Then you’re in the right place. In fact, the man who gave clouds their fancy Latin names was one of the original members of the Royal Meteorological Society. Luke Howard, pharmacist and amateur meteorologist was born 250 years ago, on 28 November 1772. MetMatters takes a look at his ten basic cloud types. 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 Weather Foggy tales 16 October 2022 Why is it that fog often forms in autumn and winter, and is there an easy way to predict when it will clear? Kirsty McCabe takes a closer look through the gloom. In the Spotlight Weather Marine meteorologists set sail 12 October 2022 Jeremy DeMoss and Anthony Merendino had the great opportunity to board the tall ship Pelican of London and embark on voyages as Scientists in Residence during 2022. Both learned about life at sea, contributed to the daily duties onboard, educated the crew and students onboard in meteorological topics, participated and led weather observations, and discovered many of the intricacies of sailing on a tall ship! Weather Precipitation fact file 29 September 2022 When Kirsty McCabe first presented the weather she was told not to use the word precipitation on air. It was apparently ‘too technical’. But the 'P' word is actually quite simple. MetMatters explains the different forms that water takes when falling from the sky. 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. In the Spotlight Weather Why do clouds form? Part 3: Large and slow; small and fast 01 June 2022 Cloud formation is beautiful to watch but harder to explain. In the third and final part of a series of articles, Frank Barrow explains the processes behind the formation of clouds in our atmosphere. In the Spotlight Weather Weather Photographer of the Year 2022: Behind previous winning images – thunderstorms and lightning 18 May 2022 Lightning strikes and storm clouds make for dramatic and winning weather photos. Did you know that 100 lightning bolts strike the planet every second?