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. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Review of 2022 09 January 2023 2022 was a year of extreme weather, both around the world and at home. MetMatters looks back at just some of 2022’s highs and lows. In the Spotlight Weather MetMatters guide to cloud spotting 28 November 2022 Cloud spotter? Then you’re in the right place. In fact, the man who gave clouds their fancy Latin names was one of the original members of the Royal Meteorological Society. Luke Howard, pharmacist and amateur meteorologist was born 250 years ago, on 28 November 1772. MetMatters takes a look at his ten basic cloud types. Climate Weather Jet stream and stormy weather 27 October 2022 Terrible winter? Blame it on the jet stream. Great summer? Praise be to the jet stream for being in the right place. But what exactly is this jet stream that everyone keeps talking about, and why does it have such a large influence on our weather? Weather Precipitation fact file 29 September 2022 When Kirsty McCabe first presented the weather she was told not to use the word precipitation on air. It was apparently ‘too technical’. But the 'P' word is actually quite simple. MetMatters explains the different forms that water takes when falling from the sky. 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. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Jubilee weather review - long to rain over us or fit for a Queen? 26 May 2022 2022 marks the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and given we are the 'Royal' Meteorological Society, MetMatters has looked back at the British weather on previous Jubilee celebrations. 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. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Coastal Flood Forecasting factfile 23 March 2022 Rising sea levels and stronger storms will lead to a greater risk of coastal flooding. Find out how the Environment Agency and the Flood Forecasting Centre work together to warn people, businesses and organisations, saving lives and livelihoods.