Tag Archives: Atlantic Ocean

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

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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

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Media coverage on ‘wet summers for a decade’

There has been a lot of media coverage today following a science workshop held at the Met Office HQ in Exeter yesterday. Most of the articles go some way to capturing the science as it was delivered in the press … Continue reading

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March – a month of weather contrasts

Winter seems to have hung on for quite some time this year with low temperatures, frost, ice and snow affecting many areas into late March. This isn’t altogether unusual as we are more likely to see snow at Easter than … Continue reading

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2012 hurricane season comes to an end

This year saw another active season in the North Atlantic with 19 named storms, of which 10 became hurricanes. Both the number of named storms and hurricanes were well above the 1980–2010 averages of 12 and six respectively. However, only … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy threatens severe weather for US East Coast

Over the last two days Hurricane Sandy has cut a swathe through the Caribbean bringing strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge to Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti and the Bahamas. At least 20 people have been killed, properties damaged and flooded … Continue reading

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What’s bringing the stormy weather to the UK?

The UK has seen some very wet and windy weather since the early hours of Sunday morning and that is set to continue in places for the next couple of days – but what has brought these disruptive conditions? As … Continue reading

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Further hurricanes expected in west Atlantic

The Met Office has been closely monitoring Tropical Storm Leslie during the past week, especially because of the possibility of the impact on Bermuda. It now looks like Leslie will strengthen to Hurricane Force as it tracks 100-150 miles east of Bermuda … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: There is no need for alarmism

Over the past few weeks some parts of the media have carried some colourful headlines about what’s in store for this year’s winter. Reports of ‘-20 °C within weeks’, ‘a winter fuel crisis on the way’ and ‘widespread snow by … Continue reading

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Update on Katia as she heads toward the UK as a post-tropical storm

The forecasting team at the Met Office are continuing to keep an eye on the remains of Hurricane Katia as it moves across the Atlantic Ocean. Katia is now a post-tropical depression lying around 600 miles west-southwest of Ireland with a central … Continue reading

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