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? Climate In the Spotlight Weather Five key issues for COP28 30 November 2023 Dave Griggs, President of the Royal Meteorological Society, takes an in-depth look at the key issues and possible outcomes from the climate summit in Dubai. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Weather Sensors in Tourism 22 November 2023 Climate change has led to an increase in the frequency, unpredictability and volatility of extreme weather events. Paul Smith, Managing Director at Biral, explains why the tourist industry should invest in weather detection technology. In the Spotlight Weather Autumn colours: forecasting fall foliage 08 November 2023 Autumn is known for its beautiful displays of colour as the leaves on the trees transform from greens to yellows, oranges and reds. But did you know that the weather plays a key role in how intense the colours are, as well as how long the colourful display lasts? Climate In the Spotlight Weather Otis teaches a terrifying lesson in rapid hurricane intensification 30 October 2023 Hurricane Otis made landfall as a monster 165 mile-per-hour category 5 cyclone. But just 24 hours earlier it was only expected to be category 1. John Morales explains why we all need to worry. In the Spotlight Weather Get WeatherReady for Winter 27 October 2023 The clocks going back is a sure sign that winter is coming. This year, the Met Office is helping people get WeatherReady with a series of handy or often-forgotten #WeatherHacks to help prepare for cold, snow and storms. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Updated forecast for Atlantic Hurricane Season 24 August 2023 Mid-August to mid-October marks the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season, and as expected tropical storm activity has recently ramped up. Gemma Plumb takes a look at the new forecast, and whether climate change has played a role this year. Weather World Drowning Prevention Day 25 July 2023 To mark this year’s World Drowning Prevention Day, the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution are collaborating to focus on raising awareness on drowning as a public health issue, reminding people that anyone can drown, but no one should. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Show your stripes 2023 20 June 2023 On 21 June, thousands of people around the world will share the climate stripes created by Professor Ed Hawkins to show how climate change is affecting where they live. Are you ready to #ShowYourStripes?