Climate In the Spotlight Weather MetMatters guide to COP27 08 November 2022 COP27 takes place in Sharm El-Sheik in Egypt this year. Prof Liz Bentley, Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorological Society, takes a look behind the scenes while Vice-President Dave Griggs explains some of the key terms and phrases and outlines what we can expect from the 27th climate conference. Climate Weather Jet stream and stormy weather 27 October 2022 Terrible winter? Blame it on the jet stream. Great summer? Praise be to the jet stream for being in the right place. But what exactly is this jet stream that everyone keeps talking about, and why does it have such a large influence on our weather? Weather Foggy tales 16 October 2022 Why is it that fog often forms in autumn and winter, and is there an easy way to predict when it will clear? Kirsty McCabe takes a closer look through the gloom. Climate In the Spotlight Weather 2022: A record-breaking year 12 October 2022 From storms to extreme heat, 2022 has been a record-breaking period for the UK's weather. Simon Brown, Services Director at the Met Office, explains how meteorologists forecast and communicated the extreme events. In the Spotlight Weather Marine meteorologists set sail 12 October 2022 Jeremy DeMoss and Anthony Merendino had the great opportunity to board the tall ship Pelican of London and embark on voyages as Scientists in Residence during 2022. Both learned about life at sea, contributed to the daily duties onboard, educated the crew and students onboard in meteorological topics, participated and led weather observations, and discovered many of the intricacies of sailing on a tall ship! Weather Precipitation fact file 29 September 2022 When Kirsty McCabe first presented the weather she was told not to use the word precipitation on air. It was apparently ‘too technical’. But the 'P' word is actually quite simple. MetMatters explains the different forms that water takes when falling from the sky. In the Spotlight Weather Atlantic Hurricane Season 22 September 2022 We may not get “proper” hurricanes in the UK, but our weather can be affected, both directly and indirectly, by the storms that form during the Atlantic hurricane season. Gemma Plumb takes a closer look at why mid-September is the peak of the season, and why 2022 has been unusually quiet. In the Spotlight Weather An artist’s view of the meteorology of Mallaig 14 September 2022 Dramatic skies and stormy seascapes have inspired many an artist over the years, such as the American Jon Schueler. His abstract paintings may not be a literal reproduction of the Scottish scenery, but can you spot the meteorology in his masterpieces? MetMatters asked Magda Salvesen, Schueler’s widow and curator of his estate, to select five of her favourite paintings and tell us more about them. Climate Weather False Autumn 08 September 2022 Signs of autumn appeared earlier than usual across parts of the UK in 2022, with leaves on some of the trees turning brown in August or in some cases falling off the trees altogether. But what caused this ‘false autumn’?