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Tag Archives: Atlantic hurricane season
Atlantic tropical storms forming at a record pace
Author: Julian Heming, Met Office Tropical Prediction Scientist. Update 21 Sept 2020 Shortly after publishing the blog below two more storms were named. A low pressure system near Portugal was named Subtropical Storm Alpha, which made landfall later on Friday … Continue reading
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Leaving no stone unturned in hurricane preparedness
With hurricanes developing in the Atlantic Basin, Gavin Iley, Met Office Head of International Crisis Management & Resilience, provides a personal account of how the Met Office works tirelessly to ensure its hurricane advice is ‘useful, useable and used’. Earlier … Continue reading
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Hurricane Nicole Heading for Bermuda
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
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Global tropical storms, heavy rain and snow
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Atlantic hurricane season, canada, gales, heavy rain, Hurricane Nicole, hurricanes, Mediterranean, pacific, Rockies, snow, tropical cyclones in the Pacific, usa Comments Off on Global tropical storms, heavy rain and snow
Latest News on Hurricane Matthew and other Tropical Cyclones
Hurricane Matthew Hurricane Matthew’s passage across Cuba and Hispaniola resulted in some weakening, although it retained its status as a ‘major’ (category 3 or greater) hurricane, which it has now held for almost six days. No other Atlantic hurricane in … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Atlantic hurricane season, Bahamas, flooding, florida, Hurricane Matthew, Met Office, Storm surge, storm tracker, tropical cyclone, wind Comments Off on Latest News on Hurricane Matthew and other Tropical Cyclones
Record levels of Pacific tropical cyclone activity continue
The Pacific Ocean has seen an extremely high number of tropical cyclones during the early part of this season, with several more tropical storms developing over the weekend. Across the whole Pacific Ocean nine tropical cyclones have formed in the … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Atlantic hurricane season, Atlantic Ocean, Central Pacific Hurricane Center, El Nino, Japan Meteorological Agency, Madden Julian Oscillation, National Hurricane Center, Pacific Ocean, Pacific typhoon records, Pacific Typhoons, stormtracker, Tropical Storm Dolores, Typhoon Chan-hom, Typhoon Nangka, Typhoon season 2015 Comments Off on Record levels of Pacific tropical cyclone activity continue
Humberto is the first hurricane in a quiet season so far
The Atlantic hurricane season is usually reaching its peak during the first half of September, but so far the season has been very quiet. Humberto has just become the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. In the last 70 years … Continue reading
Tropical Storm Sandy heading for Jamaica and Cuba
It may be late October, but the Atlantic hurricane season is still in full swing. At this time of year the strongest storms usually develop in the Caribbean Sea and this is where Tropical Storm Sandy has been gathering strength in … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2012 hurricane season, Arabian Sea, Atlantic hurricane season, Bahamas, Caribbean Sea, Haiti, hurricanes, Jamaica, Sandy, South China Sea, tropical cyclone, Tropical Storm Son-Tinh, Tropical Storm Tony Comments Off on Tropical Storm Sandy heading for Jamaica and Cuba
Does the jet stream affect hurricanes?
Many news and weather articles, including our own blog, have reported recently that the UK’s wet summer is caused by the jet stream being situated further south than usual for this time of year. However, some have questioned whether there … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Atlantic, Atlantic hurricane season, El Niño-Southern Oscillation, hurricane, Hurricane Andrew, hurricanes, Jet stream, Met Office, summer, tropical storm, tropical storms, UK, weather Comments Off on Does the jet stream affect hurricanes?
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