Climate In the Spotlight Weather What's happened to the UK's storm names? 13 April 2023 The week after Easter 2023 saw a dramatic change in the UK’s weather, with gales and gusts over 70mph. There was heavy rain, hail and even April snow as holidaymakers shivered looking out at the wild conditions. However, no storm name appeared. Jo Farrow wonders if storm naming has fallen out of fashion over the UK. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Europe's ski season: 2022-23 snow report 05 April 2023 Rising temperatures and increasingly unpredictable weather patterns have led to less reliable snowfall and a greater risk of rain during the winter months. Nick Russill, co-founder of Snow-Forecast.com, takes a look back at the Alpine, Scandinavian and Scottish ski season for 2022-23 In the Spotlight The very long life of tropical cyclone Freddy 29 March 2023 Active for over a month, Tropical Cyclone Freddy is possibly the longest lasting tropical cyclone on record (to be confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization). Gemma Plumb takes a look at this record-breaking, multiple landfall making and ultimately devastating storm. Climate In the Spotlight Weather What is the IPCC AR6 Synthesis Report? 26 March 2023 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released the fourth and final instalment of the sixth assessment report. Hannah Mallinson explains the key findings from the Synthesis Report. In the Spotlight Changing the clocks 23 March 2023 Spring forward, fall back. Losing an hour in March but gaining it back in October. Kirsty McCabe reveals why we keep fiddling with time. Climate In the Spotlight Weather Scottish Snow Patches: The Vanishing Ice 15 March 2023 In 2018 a meteorological event happened in the UK that no one alive had seen occur before. Iain Cameron explains why one patch of snow marks a shifting point in the Scottish climate. In the Spotlight Weather A brighter forecast for women in science On International Women's Day, Met Office scientist Alice Lake reflects on how the gender balance has affected her over the years. In the Spotlight Weather The Northern Lights 02 March 2023 Witnessing the northern lights flickering in the night sky is probably on most people’s wish list. And while more space weather than our usual earthly weather phenomenon, you do need the right weather conditions to see them. Climate Weather Cold waves 23 February 2023 Most of us are aware of heatwaves, but what about the opposite extreme – cold waves? Just like their hotter counterpart, cold waves adversely affect our health, infrastructure and agriculture. What's more, extreme cold is more deadly than extreme heat.