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Monthly Archives: September 2011
Typhoon Nesat made landfall at about 2200 UTC 26 September near Casiguran on the east coast of the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Winds were estimated to be close to 120 mph near the centre of the typhoon and the lowest central pressure … Continue reading
Over the next few days we are expecting a spell of very warm weather for this time of year across much of England and Wales and even parts of Scotland too. The reason why we are seeing this unseasonable warm … Continue reading
After a cooler than average summer, a spell of settled weather is expected later this week, with temperatures up to 27 °C possible in some areas from mid week. Many media reports are calling this settled spell an ‘Indian summer’, however according … Continue reading
Many parts of the UK are expected to see some fine weather during the last few days of September and into the beginning of October. Early signs suggest there will be several days of warm and dry weather, giving the … Continue reading
Typhoon Roke made landfall at about 0600 UTC 21 September near Hamamatsu on the south coast of Japan. Winds were estimated to be close to 100 mph near the typhoon centre and the lowest central pressure recorded was 952mb. Rainbands extended along way ahead … Continue reading
There has been widespread coverage in the media today about an impending cold winter and snow in October. Britain faces an early big freeze in the Express and Britain to be hit by snow in October… in the Daily Mail both report … Continue reading
The latest edition of the Times Atlas of the World shows a reduced amount of ice and snow over Greenland which has been attributed to climate change by the publishers. This has resulted in debate among climate science experts on … Continue reading
Arctic sea ice extent appears to have reached its second lowest minimum since records began, according to the latest figures from the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) in the US. Sea ice extent was 4.33 million square kilometres … Continue reading
The Met Office probability weather game has received positive coverage from around the world after becoming the largest study on the understanding of probabilistic weather forecasts undertaken. The Washington Post reported on how game players were contributing to the science … Continue reading