In the Spotlight Weather Tornadoes around the world 14 December 2023 Tornadoes have been recorded on every continent except Antarctica, with North America at the top of that list for both frequency and severity. Allison Chinchar explains the key ingredients in tornado formation and location. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Winners' Spotlight: Camping Beside a Volcano for a Winning Weather Shot 24 November 2023 How did 2023's Weather Photographer of the Year, Francisco Negroni get his incredible shot? Climate In the Spotlight Weather Winner’s Spotlight: The Power of Persistence in Photography 17 November 2023 2023 Public Favourite, Fernando Braga, discusses the role of persistence in photography 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 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? 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. In the Spotlight Weather Weather Photographer of the Year: Setting the scene - lightning 09 April 2021 Alongside the Weather Photographer of the Year competition, we look back at photos which have made sparks fly ! Research Summaries Using machine learning to predict fire‐ignition occurrences from lightning forecasts 01 April 2021 Summary of the research article published in the RMetS Meteorological Applications journal Weather What is upward lightning? Over the past few years, Dakota USA native Tom A Warner and his colleagues have been filming lightning on high-speed cameras. In total, they have captured 776 naturally occurring lightning flashes with recording speeds as high as 100,000 images per second.