Monthly Archives: October 2015

Warm, dry, sunny start to October

The first half of October has been dominated by high pressure, giving a warm, dry, sunny start to October across the UK. The month started with some weather fronts crossing the UK bringing rain in places. However the mid month … Continue reading

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Heriot-Watt University revives Weather Game

The Interaction Lab, School of Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University have revived the Weather Game – an online game designed to understand how best to present probabilities in weather forecasts by Liz Stephens and the Met Office.. The team at … Continue reading

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World weather this week

Over the past week high pressure situated over or near the UK has brought fairly quiet and settled weather across the country and this is expected to continue into next week. Elsewhere across the globe there are some potentially significant … Continue reading

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How much does the weather influence what we put in our grocery basket?

What do you think determines what we buy when we go food shopping? Whilst the odd item may catch our eye and lead to one of those ‘impulse purchases’, British consumers can in some ways be rather predictable when it … Continue reading

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Do swans herald snow for the UK?

There has been some speculation that the UK may be in for a cold winter after the arrival of a migrating Bewick’s swan from Russia. The swan arrived at the WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire on Sunday 11 October, … Continue reading

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Space Weather Centre one year old

The Met Office Space Weather Operations Centre (MOSWOC) has been operating for one year this month. Space Weather  can impact all our lives, in particular the technology which we rely on and it is the study of the Earth’s upper atmosphere … Continue reading

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The chances of seeing the aurora borealis in the UK increases

Over the next few weeks the likelihood of seeing the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) here on Earth is on the increase as two space weather phenomena coincide. What are these phenomena? Firstly, the Sun goes through an 11 year solar cycle, … Continue reading

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Hurricane Joaquin update: storm lingers near the Bahamas

Hurricane Joaquin has become slow moving near the Bahamas and yesterday strengthened to category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. It is now the strongest Atlantic hurricane in terms of central pressure since Hurricane Igor in 2010. It has … Continue reading

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Hurricane Joaquin lashes the Bahamas but will it hit the USA?

In recent months attention has focused on the very active tropical cyclone season in the Pacific Ocean brought about primarily by the strong El Niño which has developed this year. Meanwhile, the Atlantic has been very quiet with most tropical … Continue reading

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