In the Spotlight Weather White Christmas 07 December 2023 The countdown to Christmas is on and it’s feeling pretty cold in that northerly wind. But will we get a White Christmas this year? Here’s what you need to know if you fancy a flutter on festive snow. 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 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 In the Spotlight Weather Europe's ski season: 2022-23 snow report 05 April 2023 Rising temperatures and increasingly unpredictable weather patterns have led to less reliable snowfall and a greater risk of rain during the winter months. Nick Russill, co-founder of Snow-Forecast.com, takes a look back at the Alpine, Scandinavian and Scottish ski season for 2022-23 Climate In the Spotlight Weather Scottish Snow Patches: The Vanishing Ice 15 March 2023 In 2018 a meteorological event happened in the UK that no one alive had seen occur before. Iain Cameron explains why one patch of snow marks a shifting point in the Scottish climate. Climate Weather Cold waves 23 February 2023 Most of us are aware of heatwaves, but what about the opposite extreme – cold waves? Just like their hotter counterpart, cold waves adversely affect our health, infrastructure and agriculture. What's more, extreme cold is more deadly than extreme heat. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Retail forecasting 19 January 2023 Supermarkets seem to have an uncanny knack of stocking their shelves with just the right products, such as ice scrapers during a cold snap or barbecue food on a hot, sunny day. The reality is that a lot of planning goes on behind the scenes, with meteorologists playing a key role. 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.