Monthly Archives: October 2015

Warm, sunny and dry October

Early provisional figures (1-28 October) show sunshine and temperatures were above normal in almost all places this month while rainfall has been below average, especially in western areas. Much of October has been relatively settled, with high pressure dominating our … Continue reading

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Cyclone Chapala approaching the Arabian Peninsula

Cyclone Chapala, currently over the Arabian Sea is expected to strengthen to the strongest category of Super Cyclonic Storm this weekend which means that sustained winds will be in excess of 140 mph, with gusts likely to be in excess … Continue reading

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What are the prospects for the weather in the coming winter?

Anyone who has read the newspapers lately can’t have failed to notice this winter’s weather is in the headlines. Justification for claims of a ‘big freeze’ has come from sources as diverse as the plucky Bewick Swan settling into the … Continue reading

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Spooky heat for Halloween weekend?

Last Halloween saw record breaking temperatures across parts of the United Kingdom, with both Kew Garden’s, London and Gravesend, Kent reaching a maximum temperature of 23.6C. What can trick or treaters expect this year on Halloween? The weather’s currently in … Continue reading

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World weather this week

Southern USA After making landfall on Saturday 23 October as a category 5 hurricane, Hurricane Patricia weakened rapidly as it moved over the mountains of Mexico. Hurricane Patricia became the deepest hurricane on record with minimum central pressure of 879hPa, … Continue reading

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The latest on Hurricane Patricia

Hurricane Patricia made landfall at 6.15pm local time on 23rd October as a category 5 hurricane near Cuixmala, Jalisco, on the pacific coast of Mexico.  This is a relatively low populated area, 55 miles from the nearest significant city Manzanillo. … Continue reading

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Record breaking Hurricane Patricia expected to make landfall over Mexico

Hurricane Patricia has developed in the eastern Pacific and after a period of rapid intensification has become the most intense hurricane in the eastern Pacific in recorded history. US Air Force aircraft have been flying reconnaissance missions in and around … Continue reading

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Name our storms – we were blown away

Now the best of the rest… After receiving thousands of suggestions for names, this week we announced the official list of storm names that will be used for autumn/winter 2015-16. The list ranges from Abigail, through Gertrude and Tegan to … Continue reading

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The impacts of Typhoon Koppu

Typhoon Koppu made landfall in the early hours of Sunday (local time) close to Casiguran in northern Philippines as an intense Typhoon. At landfall it was equivalent to a category 4 Hurricane with sustained winds averaged over a minute estimated … Continue reading

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Typhoon Koppu heads to the Philippines

The very active tropical cyclone season in the North Pacific Ocean is continuing with the development of typhoons Koppu and Champi in the last few days. Typhoon Champi has just crossed the Mariana Islands, but is not expected to threaten … Continue reading

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