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. 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. In the Spotlight Lightning Photography - advice from award winning Photographer 19 June 2019 Stephen Cheatley, winner of the 2018 Weather Photographer of the Year competition explains the art of lightning photography. 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! In the Spotlight World records for extreme weather-related mortality 26 June 2017 The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has recently announced the world record for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms.