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. Weather Life cycle of a storm 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? Climate In the Spotlight Weather How does climate change affect our winters? 21 September 2023 Frost, ice and snow make for the most magical weather photographs, but will winter wonderlands become a thing of the past in our warming world? Climate Weather How does climate change affect thunderstorms? 20 July 2023 How are thunderstorms formed, and how will climate change affect them? Climate In the Spotlight Weather Forecast for the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season 08 June 2023 The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season has officially started, but there are a number of competing factors that can suppress or fuel storm development. Gemma Plumb takes a look at this year's forecast. In the Spotlight Weather Weather fit for a King? 03 May 2023 The Coronation Weekend is nearly here and as ever, the Great British Weather is keeping the royal meteorologists busy, with a chance of showers raining over Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla. 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 The very long life of tropical cyclone Freddy 29 March 2023 Active for over a month, Tropical Cyclone Freddy is possibly the longest lasting tropical cyclone on record (to be confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization). Gemma Plumb takes a look at this record-breaking, multiple landfall making and ultimately devastating storm. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Cyclone Gabrielle causes national state of emergency in New Zealand 16 February 2023 New Zealand declared its third ever national state of emergency in February 2023, following the passage of Cyclone Gabrielle. The cyclone hit just two weeks after severe flooding led to Auckland's wettest day in history.