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Monthly Archives: October 2016
Over the past few nights, clear skies have allowed skygazers in some parts of the UK to see the Aurora borealis (or Northern Lights). In particular, northern parts of Scotland have been treated to some stunning displays. During autumn and … Continue reading
Climate change is a globally complex issue and there are genuine areas of uncertainty and scientific controversy. However with an increase in record temperatures, the melting of Arctic ice and a rise in CO2 there is little doubt our climate … Continue reading
Typhoon Haima Typhoon Haima made landfall yesterday over the Cagayan and Isabela provinces of the Philippines. Haima had reached an intensity equivalent to a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale whilst east of the Philippines, but was … Continue reading
October, so far has been a relatively quiet month with high pressure centred over Scandinavia controlling the weather across the UK for most of the past fortnight. The influence of the high pressure has meant many places have seen rather … Continue reading
Europe (not including the UK) Heavy rain and thunderstorms continue to affect parts of the northern Mediterranean today. Southern France and northwest Italy could see another 50-150mm of rain, following on from similar amounts yesterday (Thursday). “Red” warnings for heavy … Continue reading
Hurricane Nicole has continued strengthening and is now category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with sustained winds near 130 mph. It is forecast to pass either directly over or very close to Bermuda later today. Whilst Bermuda sits … Continue reading
With the weather in the UK still relatively settled we take a look at where the weather may have an impact around the world in the coming days. Hurricane Nicole in the Atlantic Since yesterday Nicole, located in the Atlantic … Continue reading
Hurricane Matthew After forming just to the east of the Caribbean 11 days earlier, Hurricane Matthew finally ended its life as a tropical cyclone just off the coast of North Carolina in the USA this weekend. Although Matthew weakened to … Continue reading
Hurricane Matthew has weakened over the past 24 hours and is now a category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph and is currently centred just off the South Carolina coast. Matthew made landfall just to the north-east of Charleston, … Continue reading
Hurricane Matthew has continued to slowly weaken and is currently a category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Matthew is expected to move north, then northeast through the rest of Saturday along the coast of South Carolina, before turning east … Continue reading