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? Climate In the Spotlight Weather 2022: A record-breaking year 12 October 2022 From storms to extreme heat, 2022 has been a record-breaking period for the UK's weather. Simon Brown, Services Director at the Met Office, explains how meteorologists forecast and communicated the extreme events. 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 Atlantic Hurricane Season 22 September 2022 We may not get “proper” hurricanes in the UK, but our weather can be affected, both directly and indirectly, by the storms that form during the Atlantic hurricane season. Gemma Plumb takes a closer look at why mid-September is the peak of the season, and why 2022 has been unusually quiet. Climate Weather False Autumn 08 September 2022 Signs of autumn appeared earlier than usual across parts of the UK in 2022, with leaves on some of the trees turning brown in August or in some cases falling off the trees altogether. But what caused this ‘false autumn’? Weather Storm names for 2022-23 announced 01 September 2022 The storm names chosen for the 2022/23 season have been revealed – so brace yourself for Betty, look out for Loes and hope we don’t get to Wouter! Climate In the Spotlight Weather The psychology of weather forecasts 10 August 2022 What on earth has psychology got to do with forecasting the weather? A lot more than you might think, says Helen Roberts, the Met Office’s first socio-meteorologist. Climate In the Spotlight Weather A future in droughts? 04 August 2022 Temperatures broke the 40 ºC barrier for the first time in July 2022. It was also an exceptionally dry month, leading to hosepipe and sprinkler bans in parts of England for the first time in a decade. In our warming world, will such droughts become the norm? Climate In the Spotlight Weather State of the UK Climate 2021 29 July 2022 The latest annual report shows the continuation of warmer than average years and an increasing rate of sea level rise around the UK. Liz Bentley explains more.