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. 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. Weather The 528 line 23 February 2022 During the winter months, fans of snow will often scrutinise synoptic pressure charts for something called the ‘528 line’. Kirsty McCabe explains more about the thickness of the atmosphere and why this mysterious number often heralds wintry weather.