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. 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. 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?