In the Spotlight Weather Orange skies and dusty cars? Blame it on Saharan sand 16 March 2022 Sand from the Sahara can reach the UK, bringing vivid orange skies and dusty cars. But how does it get here? In the Spotlight Weather Masters of the storm 13 March 2022 For the first time ever, three named storms hit the UK and Ireland in just one week. Simon Brown, Services Director at the Met Office, reveals the hard work going on behind the scenes, from advances in forecasting to advising the Government and warning the public. In the Spotlight Weather NOAA Hurricane Hunters 08 March 2022 In an exclusive podcast for the Royal Meteorological Society, Kirsty McCabe chats to pilot Commander Rebecca J. Waddington and Flight Director Nikki Hathaway from the NOAA Hurricane Hunters. Find out what it's really like to fly through a storm, why the aircraft are named after the Muppets, and the hidden perils of the infamous blue flight suit. 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.