Climate In the Spotlight Weather Coral bleaching in the Caribbean 14 September 2023 The record summer heat of 2023 led to unprecedented coral bleaching spanning thousands of miles across the Gulf of Mexico, northern Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea, as well as the eastern Pacific Ocean. Allison Chinchar explains why coral reefs are on the front line of climate change. Climate In the Spotlight Weather World’s hottest week on record follows the UK’s hottest June 11 July 2023 Abnormal, extreme and unprecedented. Just three words that describe the high temperatures of summer 2023, and the presence of El Niño means more dangerous levels of heat to come. 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? Climate In the Spotlight Weather European drought 25 May 2023 Europe has been warming faster than any other continent in recent decades, with temperatures increasing at twice the global average rate. That means an increased risk of drought conditions, heatwaves and wildfires. Gemma Plumb takes a closer look at some of the countries worst affected in 2023. Climate In the Spotlight Weather The state of our climate 2022 20 April 2023 Climate change is happening at an unprecedented rate. Released in time for Earth Day 2023, two important reports have detailed the significant climate events of 2022 in Europe and across the globe, and it’s not good news. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Retail forecasting 19 January 2023 Supermarkets seem to have an uncanny knack of stocking their shelves with just the right products, such as ice scrapers during a cold snap or barbecue food on a hot, sunny day. The reality is that a lot of planning goes on behind the scenes, with meteorologists playing a key role. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Review of 2022 09 January 2023 2022 was a year of extreme weather, both around the world and at home. MetMatters looks back at just some of 2022’s highs and lows. 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. In the Spotlight Weather Summer solstice and seasonal lag 22 June 2022 Why isn't the summer solstice the warmest day of the year? Kirsty McCabe takes a closer look at the longest day of the year.