Monthly Archives: September 2011

Monsoon rains bring devastating floods to southern Pakistan

Parts of Pakistan and Thailand have seen devastating floods after two weeks of persistent torrential rain. The floods have come at a time when many parts of South Asia expect heavy rainfall as part of the region’s summer monsoon, but … Continue reading

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What to do in severe windy weather

Make sure you know what to do when severe weather is forecast The first and most vital thing to do is check local and national weather forecasts  and keep up to date with the latest warnings from the Met Office. Check … Continue reading

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Latest update as post-tropical storm Katia reaches the UK

The deep area of low pressure which contains post-tropical storm Katia  was, at 9 am, centred approximately 200 miles northwest of Sligo, Ireland with a central pressure of 966 hpa. This can be seen on the satellite image below – the swirl of … Continue reading

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Update on Katia as she heads toward the UK as a post-tropical storm

The forecasting team at the Met Office are continuing to keep an eye on the remains of Hurricane Katia as it moves across the Atlantic Ocean. Katia is now a post-tropical depression lying around 600 miles west-southwest of Ireland with a central … Continue reading

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How often do the remains of hurricanes affect the UK

Hurricane Katia, currently in the western Atlantic is set to steam due east towards the UK and is expected to reach our shores as a post tropical storm later in the weekend. With it will come the risk of severe gales and heavy … Continue reading

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Wet and windy weather signals the start of Autumn

This week is forecast to be one of the windiest of the year, a typical beginning to autumn. Autumn is well known for its wet and windy weather stripping the colourful leaves from the trees. One of the reasons behind the autumnal … Continue reading

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Apache helicopter pays a visit to the Met Office

The Met Office’s Exeter HQ had a visit from Army Air Corps aircrew and their Apache attack helicopter last week. The Apache, from Middle Wallop in Hampshire, flew over the Met Office HQ as part of a routine training flight. This was a … Continue reading

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