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. 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. In the Spotlight Weather The Föhn effect 15 November 2022 During the winter months, the highest temperatures in the UK often occur in places like north Wales and even northeast Scotland. Frank Barrow gets on the Föhn 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 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 Marine meteorologists set sail 12 October 2022 Jeremy DeMoss and Anthony Merendino had the great opportunity to board the tall ship Pelican of London and embark on voyages as Scientists in Residence during 2022. Both learned about life at sea, contributed to the daily duties onboard, educated the crew and students onboard in meteorological topics, participated and led weather observations, and discovered many of the intricacies of sailing on a tall ship! 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. In the Spotlight Weather An artist’s view of the meteorology of Mallaig 14 September 2022 Dramatic skies and stormy seascapes have inspired many an artist over the years, such as the American Jon Schueler. His abstract paintings may not be a literal reproduction of the Scottish scenery, but can you spot the meteorology in his masterpieces? MetMatters asked Magda Salvesen, Schueler’s widow and curator of his estate, to select five of her favourite paintings and tell us more about them. 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.