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. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Arctic Ultra Marathon 21 April 2022 Earlier this year, Enda Brady took on the challenge of a lifetime, 5 marathons in 5 days in the Arctic. Find out how he got on, and why he will NEVER complain about being cold in this country again! 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. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Quest to the Forbidden Plateau 27 January 2022 In December 2021, on the centenary of the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition, a group of eight intrepid explorers arrived at Portal Point in the northwestern Antarctic Peninsula. But would their mission succeed? Weather Rain, sleet or snow? 06 January 2022 Why is it so hard to forecast whether we'll get rain, sleet or snow? The problem is that just a few degrees difference in air temperature can determine whether you’ll be throwing snowballs, splashing in puddles or skidding on dangerous black ice. In the Spotlight Weather Snowmakers in the UK - part 2 08 December 2021 Snow in the UK is a (fairly) rare and wonderous thing. Forecasting snowfall is very important, but it is obvious when things go wrong! In the second part of this mini series, Frank Barrow introduces us to Polar lows.