Climate In the Spotlight Weather Head in the clouds! 28 November 2022 Knowing your cloud types can warn you of upcoming changes in wind and precipitation, very useful if you are sailing on a tall ship, says Charlotte Braungardt. Climate In the Spotlight Weather MetMatters guide to COP27 08 November 2022 COP27 takes place in Sharm El-Sheik in Egypt this year. Prof Liz Bentley, Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society, takes a look behind the scenes while Vice-President Dave Griggs explains some of the key terms and phrases and outlines what we can expect from the 27th climate conference. 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. Climate Weather False Autumn 08 September 2022 Signs of autumn appeared earlier than usual across parts of the UK in 2022, with leaves on some of the trees turning brown in August or in some cases falling off the trees altogether. But what caused this ‘false autumn’? Climate Weather Summer air masses in the UK 16 August 2022 Our weather depends on which way the wind is blowing, so what can we expect during the summer months? Climate In the Spotlight Weather The psychology of weather forecasts 10 August 2022 What on earth has psychology got to do with forecasting the weather? A lot more than you might think, says Helen Roberts, the Met Office’s first socio-meteorologist. Climate In the Spotlight Weather A future in droughts? 04 August 2022 Temperatures broke the 40 ºC barrier for the first time in July 2022. It was also an exceptionally dry month, leading to hosepipe and sprinkler bans in parts of England for the first time in a decade. In our warming world, will such droughts become the norm? 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. Liz Bentley explains more.