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 Weather How to talk to your children about climate change 21 April 2023 Climate change can make children feel anxious, so MetMatters and The Week Junior have put together a short video to help you talk to your child, as well as some ways to support and reassure them. 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. 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 Weather Summer air masses in the UK 16 August 2022 Our weather depends on which way the wind is blowing, so what can we expect during the summer months? 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.