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. 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’? 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. Climate In the Spotlight Weather 40 °C in the UK? 07 July 2022 Temperatures in the UK have never reached 40 ºC since records began. But at the end of June 2022, for the first time ever, weather forecast models started to show it as a possibility for mid July. Simon Lee shares his thoughts about what this means for future British summers Climate Weather Heatwaves: how unusual is it to get high temperatures in June? 15 June 2022 The heat is on, and it’s surprisingly warm across much of the UK for this early in the summer. Kirsty McCabe explains how unusual it is to get June temperatures into the 30s and why hot weather is so dangerous. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Shifting the baseline for UK heatwaves 11 May 2022 In response to our warming climate, the Met Office has updated their heatwave thresholds. But is this masking the impact of climate change? Mark McCarthy explains what's really going on.