Tag Archives: Atlantic

What’s been happening to our weather?

December 2015 will go down in meteorological history as one of the wettest – and warmest – on record. It will also be remembered for the devastating floods in Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Scotland. The extensive flooding of homes and … Continue reading

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Typhoon Dujuan strikes Taiwan

Typhoon Dujuan has today (Monday 28 September) made landfall over Taiwan on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean with sustained winds well in excess of 100 mph. Dujuan is expected to drop large amounts of rainfall – 500mm is … Continue reading

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Active Pacific tropical cyclone season continues

Early September marks the half way point in the northern hemisphere tropical cyclone season and is often the time when we see the highest levels of activity – so how is this season shaping up? As reported in a news … Continue reading

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Predictions of a below average Atlantic hurricane season

The Met Office Atlantic tropical storm forecast for 2015 is for eight tropical storms between June and November, with a 70% chance (the ‘70% range’) that the number will be in the range six to ten. This is below-normal relative … Continue reading

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Extreme global weather

The UK may be experiencing what looks likely to be a milder than average winter but other parts of the globe are struggling against some extreme weather conditions. Middle East Heavy snow is expected to affect large parts of Turkey, … Continue reading

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How will activity in the Atlantic affect UK weather?

There’s lots of activity going on in the Atlantic at the moment – but how will it affect the UK? Currently there is a big area of low pressure covering a large part of the Atlantic between North America and … Continue reading

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Arthur becomes first Atlantic hurricane of the season

Hurricane Arthur has become the first hurricane of this year’s Atlantic season, which started at the beginning of June. Arthur is currently located close to the coast of south-eastern USA and is expected to move north-east, parallel to the coast, … Continue reading

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Met Office predicts below average Atlantic hurricane season

The Met Office Atlantic tropical storm forecast for 2014 is for 10 tropical storms between June and November, with a 70% chance that the number will be in the range 7 to 13. The long-term average over the period 1980–2010 … Continue reading

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Our change in the weather and how the jet stream is driving it

After a quiet spell of weather courtesy of a slow moving area of high pressure, we are now entering an unsettled period as a series of Atlantic depressions are expected to pass close to the northwest of Britain during the … Continue reading

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Guest blog – How the Atlantic may influence wet summers

This morning there has been a lot of media coverage following a workshop held here at the Met Office HQ in Exeter on a recent run of unusual seasons in the UK. Much of this centred around recent research by … Continue reading

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