Weather Tongan eruption sends atmospheric shockwaves around the world 20 January 2022 The impact of the violent volcanic eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai was felt around the globe, with barometers in the UK recording pressure changes from the atmospheric shockwaves. Kirsty McCabe takes a closer look at what happened. Weather Under a cloud or walking on sunshine? 13 January 2022 Weather has a big impact on how you feel. Sunny days can lift your spirit, brisk winds can blow away those cobwebs (or send children hyper), and there’s nothing like that smell of long-awaited rain after a heat wave. But what causes a depressing run of grey and gloomy skies? And when the sky does reappear, why is it blue? 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. Weather A look back at 2021 17 December 2021 2021 has been a rather challenging year, with extreme weather events around the globe and numerous weather records broken. Kirsty McCabe takes a look back at some of the key events Weather Snowmakers in the UK - part 1 02 December 2021 Snow in the UK is a (fairly) rare and wonderous thing. Forecasting snowfall is very important; it is obvious when things go wrong! In the first part of this mini series, Frank Barrow explains how to identify snowy weather scenarios. Weather White Christmas 25 November 2021 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. Weather Winter air masses in the UK 24 November 2021 From Cornwall's notorious mizzle to the Beast from the East, Frank Barrow reveals the secrets of the winter air masses that affect the UK. Weather Spooky weather 22 October 2021 Halloween can be a scary time of year when it comes to the weather. From ghost-grey fogs to howling gales, just about anything is possible. Here’s a quick round up of some of the best spooky weather phenomena. Weather Flood forecasting factfile 13 October 2021 Accurate flood forecasting can save lives and livelihoods. Find out how the team at the Environment Agency produces their river flood forecasts, how to stay safe in a flood and what impact climate change will have.