In the Spotlight Weather Exact date to stop believing weather headlines 07 December 2023 From snow to heat, one thing as predictable as the changing seasons is online news headlines that promise the ‘exact date’ we will see extreme weather events in the UK, often weeks in advance. But where do these dates come from and how do you know if they are accurate? Climate In the Spotlight Weather Five key issues for COP28 30 November 2023 Dave Griggs, President of the Royal Meteorological Society, takes an in-depth look at the key issues and possible outcomes from the climate summit in Dubai. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Winner’s Spotlight #3: An interview with Fernando Braga, Public Favourite, Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year 2023 17 November 2023 Fernando Braga won the public vote with his photograph of lightning bolts surrounding the Christ the Redeemer statue. Read our exclusive interview (in English and Português) on how he finally struck lucky with his winning shot. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Otis teaches a terrifying lesson in rapid hurricane intensification 30 October 2023 Hurricane Otis made landfall as a monster 165 mile-per-hour category 5 cyclone. But just 24 hours earlier it was only expected to be category 1. John Morales explains why we all need to worry. In the Spotlight Weather Get WeatherReady for Winter 27 October 2023 The clocks going back is a sure sign that winter is coming. This year, the Met Office is helping people get WeatherReady with a series of handy or often-forgotten #WeatherHacks to help prepare for cold, snow and storms. Climate In the Spotlight Weather The MetMatters Guide to the Winners of Weather Photographer of the Year 2023 12 October 2023 The winners of the Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year 2023 have been announced — so here is our MetMatters guide to the weather behind the winning shots. Climate Weather Fasten your seat belt: why flights are getting bumpier 05 October 2023 If you’ve ever flown on a plane, you’ll know that turbulence is no joke. Severe turbulence can lead to flight delays, create structural damage to planes and cause injuries or even death. Climate In the Spotlight Weather September heatwave: late summer warmth and spectacular Saharan sunsets 05 September 2023 At the start of September 2023, heatwave conditions developed over parts of the British Isles as temperatures soared both by day and night. But what caused the hot weather and how unusual is it to see temperatures above 30°C in September? In the Spotlight Weather Storm names for 2023/24 announced 01 September 2023 The storm names chosen for the 2023/24 season have been revealed – but will we get any further through the list than B this year, and why do we name storms in the first place?