Climate In the Spotlight Weather Otis teaches a terrifying lesson in rapid hurricane intensification 30 October 2023 Hurricane Otis made landfall as a monster 165 mile-per-hour category 5 cyclone. But just 24 hours earlier it was only expected to be category 1. John Morales explains why we all need to worry. In the Spotlight Weather Get WeatherReady for Winter 27 October 2023 The clocks going back is a sure sign that winter is coming. This year, the Met Office is helping people get WeatherReady with a series of handy or often-forgotten #WeatherHacks to help prepare for cold, snow and storms. Climate Weather Storm surges in the UK 17 October 2023 We get storm surges in the UK when the weather and tide combine to cause the sea level to be much higher than normal, leading to coastal flooding. Watch this short animation from the MetLink Education Team to find out more. Climate Weather Fasten your seat belt: why flights are getting bumpier 05 October 2023 If you’ve ever flown on a plane, you’ll know that turbulence is no joke. Severe turbulence can lead to flight delays, create structural damage to planes and cause injuries or even death. Climate In the Spotlight Weather How does climate change affect our winters? 21 September 2023 Frost, ice and snow make for the most magical weather photographs, but will winter wonderlands become a thing of the past in our warming world? In the Spotlight Weather Storm names for 2023/24 announced 01 September 2023 The storm names chosen for the 2023/24 season have been revealed – but will we get any further through the list than B this year, and why do we name storms in the first place? Climate In the Spotlight Weather Updated forecast for Atlantic Hurricane Season 24 August 2023 Mid-August to mid-October marks the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season, and as expected tropical storm activity has recently ramped up. Gemma Plumb takes a look at the new forecast, and whether climate change has played a role this year. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Worst air quality in the world: wildfire smog smothers New York 12 June 2023 New Yorkers were unable to be outside for more than 5 minutes due to the smog. Mike Favetta explains how Canadian wildfires hundreds of miles away had such an effect. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Forecast for the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season 08 June 2023 The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season has officially started, but there are a number of competing factors that can suppress or fuel storm development. Gemma Plumb takes a look at this year's forecast.