In the Spotlight Weather It’s Time to Drop the ‘Weather Girl’! 08 March 2022 When she took on the role of weather presenter, Sam Fraser discovered a whole new world of casual sexism and misogyny. She says it's time to precipitate a change. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Key findings from the IPCC's Working Group II Climate Report 02 March 2022 Prof Liz Bentley, Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society, presents some of the key findings from the recent IPCC's Working Group II Climate Report (published on 28 February 2022). Weather The 528 line 23 February 2022 During the winter months, fans of snow will often scrutinise synoptic pressure charts for something called the ‘528 line’. Kirsty McCabe explains more about the thickness of the atmosphere and why this mysterious number often heralds wintry weather. Weather A storm with a sting in its tail 17 February 2022 If you hear the term weather bomb or sting jet, then pay close attention to the forecast. Kirsty McCabe explains why a cloud shaped like a scorpion's tail is responsible for our deadliest storms. Weather A touch of frost 09 February 2022 Frost and ice are often a staple of winter mornings, but do you know your rime from your glaze? Kirsty McCabe channels her inner Elsa to bring you a guide to all things frozen. Weather Animal magic 02 February 2022 Croaking frogs, huddling sheep and cows lying down. There are plenty of tales about animals forecasting the weather, with 2nd February a key date for the end of winter predictions. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Quest to the Forbidden Plateau 27 January 2022 In December 2021, on the centenary of the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition, a group of eight intrepid explorers arrived at Portal Point in the northwestern Antarctic Peninsula. But would their mission succeed? In the Spotlight 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. 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?