In the Spotlight Weather Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year 2023: From dusk to dawn 31 May 2023 If you are wondering what time of day is best to take weather photographs you can’t go far wrong with the hour or so after sunrise, or the hour before sunset. Known as the golden hour, this magical light makes for some beautiful photographs. In the Spotlight Weather Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year 2023: Rare clouds 17 May 2023 Some of the rarest clouds are also the most beautiful, as you can see in these previous entries to our annual Weather Photographer of the Year competition. Citizen Science Climate In the Spotlight Weather Standard Chartered Weather Photographer of the Year 2023: Climate focus 27 April 2023 The world's most prestigious weather and climate photography competition is now open for entries! MetMatters takes a look at some previous entries that illustrate climate change. In the Spotlight Weather The Northern Lights 02 March 2023 Witnessing the northern lights flickering in the night sky is probably on most people’s wish list. And while more space weather than our usual earthly weather phenomenon, you do need the right weather conditions to see them. In the Spotlight Weather Weather Photographer of the Year 2022: Behind previous winning images – rainbows 09 June 2022 They are probably the most popular optical phenomena, so here is our MetMatters guide to how rainbows form with some stunning examples from last year's competition. In the Spotlight Weather An A to Z of weather 31 March 2022 Have you ever felt the Xlokk blow, seen a fire rainbow or avoided yellow snow? From aurora to zephyr, no letter is missing from the Royal Meteorological Society’s Weather A to Z book. In the Spotlight Weather Spooky weather 22 October 2021 Halloween can be a scary time of year when it comes to the weather. From ghost-grey fogs to howling gales, just about anything is possible. Here’s a quick round up of some of the best spooky weather phenomena. In the Spotlight Weather Weather Photographer of the Year: Setting the scene - optical phenomenon 28 May 2021 Many of the most amazing pictures submitted to 'Weather Photographer of the Year' showcase optical phenomena, but what causes them..? Weather Aurora Borealis 11 November 2020 What is the science behind the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis? Find out and maximise your chances of witnessing this incredible spectacle!