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 ! 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. Weather Catatumbo 'Everlasting' Lightning 20 June 2019 It occurs over the mouth of the Catatumbo River where it empties into Lake Maracaibo in Venuzuela, South America. Weather Types of Lightning 18 December 2017 Lightning can strike the ground, the air, or inside clouds, but there are roughly 5 to 10 times more cloud flashes than cloud-to-ground flashes. Discover the different types of lightning! Weather Mysterious lightning 30 November 2016 Sprites, elves and blue jets are more than just mythical creatures but a type of weather Weather Dark Lightning 15 June 2015 This 'dark opponent' discharges from storm clouds and flings antimatter into space. Astrophysicists and meteorologists are now trying to understand what they have termed ‘dark lightning’. Weather Ball Lightning 01 August 2013 What is this strange phenomenon?