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? 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. Climate In the Spotlight 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 In the Spotlight Weather Snowmakers in the UK - part 2 08 December 2021 Snow in the UK is a (fairly) rare and wonderous thing. Forecasting snowfall is very important, but it is obvious when things go wrong! In the second part of this mini series, Frank Barrow introduces us to Polar lows. In the Spotlight 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. In the Spotlight 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.