Weather 10 weather terms people often get wrong 29 February 2024 In the meteorological world we have surprisingly strict definitions for a host of weather-related phenomena. And confusingly some of these can vary between countries. Read on to find out what the polar vortex actually is, the difference between rain and showers, and why it’s redundant to say “a tornado touched down”. Weather MetMatters guide to hail 21 February 2024 Whether it’s the patter of tiny pellets or the pounding of marble-sized missiles, hailstones command our attention. But do you know how hail forms or why it's more dangerous in summer? Weather Life cycle of a thunderstorm 28 September 2023 Right now, approximately 2000 thunderstorms are happening around the world. But how does that cute little fluffy cumulus cloud turn into a big threatening thunderhead? 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. 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 NOAA Hurricane Hunters 08 March 2022 In an exclusive podcast for the Royal Meteorological Society, Kirsty McCabe chats to pilot Commander Rebecca J. Waddington and Flight Director Nikki Hathaway from the NOAA Hurricane Hunters. Find out what it's really like to fly through a storm, why the aircraft are named after the Muppets, and the hidden perils of the infamous blue flight suit. Weather Video - Forecasting Winter Road Conditions 30 January 2019 Considering the freezing, wintery conditions we have been experiencing in the UK this late January, we are going to look back at our video ‘Forecasting Winter Road Condtions’. Weather Video: Forecasting Winter Road Conditions 22 February 2018 Peter Gibbs chats to Paul Knightley, Forecast Manager at MeteoGroup and visits the Highways Depot in Berkshire Weather Colossal hailstorm in Argentina 30 October 2017 Five feet of hail and rainfall was deposited in minutes in the province of Cordoba in central Argentina on 26th October.