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Monthly Archives: August 2014
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO), who monitor volcanoes in the country, have been reporting increased seismic activity around the Barðarbunga volcano in Iceland since 16 August. That activity continued with a small fissure eruption being observed some distance from the … Continue reading
After a dry and warm start, summer 2014 is set to end on a rather average note – with temperatures and rainfall close to normal levels for the season. Using figures up to 27 August and then assuming average conditions … Continue reading
The third tropical storm in the North Atlantic, Cristobal, has been making some headlines about its potential positive impact on us here in the UK – so what’s actually happening? Cristobal is currently categorised as a hurricane and is currently … Continue reading
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO), who monitor volcanoes in the country, have reduced their ‘aviation colour code’ for the Barðarbunga volcano back to Orange. They elevated the code to Red on Saturday 23 August after an increase in seismic activity which suggested the … Continue reading
The UK has already seen nearly its entire ‘normal’ rainfall for August in the first half of the month. Figures up to the 13th of August show there has been 86.1mm of rain so far in the UK, just short … Continue reading
A spell of severe weather is expected to affect parts of France overnight and through Wednesday morning as an area of low pressure makes its way in from the Bay of Biscay. The area of low pressure highlighted in the … Continue reading
Heavy rain has continued to move north and east across the UK today. Here is a selection of the highest rainfall totals and strongest wind gusts from Met Office stations around the UK : 6hr UK RAINFALL 10 AUG … Continue reading
As forecast ex-hurricane Bertha is crossing the UK today (10 August 2014) bringing heavy and strong, gusty winds. The heaviest rainfall overnight was recorded at Balatasound in Shetland where 48.8mm of rain was recorded as a previous low pressure … Continue reading
In the last few days a quartet of tropical cyclones have been active across the Pacific Ocean. For a period of time all four were simultaneously of hurricane intensity (winds greater than 74 mph). This is the first time this … Continue reading