In the Spotlight Weather The Northern Lights 02 March 2023 Witnessing the northern lights flickering in the night sky is probably on most people’s wish list. And while more space weather than our usual earthly weather phenomenon, you do need the right weather conditions to see them. 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 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. 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? Climate In the Spotlight Weather 2022: A record-breaking year 12 October 2022 From storms to extreme heat, 2022 has been a record-breaking period for the UK's weather. Simon Brown, Services Director at the Met Office, explains how meteorologists forecast and communicated the extreme events. In the Spotlight Weather Atlantic Hurricane Season 22 September 2022 We may not get “proper” hurricanes in the UK, but our weather can be affected, both directly and indirectly, by the storms that form during the Atlantic hurricane season. Gemma Plumb takes a closer look at why mid-September is the peak of the season, and why 2022 has been unusually quiet. Weather Storm names for 2022-23 announced 01 September 2022 The storm names chosen for the 2022/23 season have been revealed – so brace yourself for Betty, look out for Loes and hope we don’t get to Wouter! Climate In the Spotlight Weather State of the UK Climate 2021 29 July 2022 The latest annual report shows the continuation of warmer than average years and an increasing rate of sea level rise around the UK. RMetS Chief Executive Liz Bentley explains more.