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Tag Archives: El Nino
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Atlantic, climate change, El Nino, heavy rain, Met Office, Storm, Storm Desmond, Storm Eva, Storm Frank, storms, tropical Pacific Ocean, wind 20 Comments
Late Season Hurricane Sandra Heading for Mexico
The North Pacific Ocean has seen exceptional levels of tropical cyclone activity this season as reported in this blog over the last few months. By the end of November it is usual to see the season drawing to a close … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged East Pacific, eastern pacific, El Nino, gales, hurricane, Met Office, Pacific Ocean, Pacific typhoon records, tropical cyclone, tropical storm, weather, wind 3 Comments
2015 likely to be the warmest on record
This year’s global average surface temperature is likely to be the warmest on record according to data from the Met Office, and is expected to continue the trend showing 15 of the top 16 warmest years have happened since 2001. … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged climate, climate change, climate science, El Nino, global average temperatures, global temperature, global warming, hadcrut4, Met Office, Met Office Hadley Centre, NASA, NASA GISS, NOAA, record, statistics, temperature, WMO, World Meteorological Organization 38 Comments
What are the prospects for the weather in the coming winter?
Anyone who has read the newspapers lately can’t have failed to notice this winter’s weather is in the headlines. Justification for claims of a ‘big freeze’ has come from sources as diverse as the plucky Bewick Swan settling into the … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged cold, El Niño-Southern Oscillation, El Nino, frost, Met Office, Met Office Hadley Centre, North Atlantic, rain, rainfall, snow, Storm, storms, sudden stratospheric warming, wind, Winter 24 Comments
Record breaking Hurricane Patricia expected to make landfall over Mexico
Hurricane Patricia has developed in the eastern Pacific and after a period of rapid intensification has become the most intense hurricane in the eastern Pacific in recorded history. US Air Force aircraft have been flying reconnaissance missions in and around … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged eastern pacific, El Nino, heavy rain, hurricane, National Hurricane Center, pacific, rainfall, record, wind Comments Off on Record breaking Hurricane Patricia expected to make landfall over Mexico
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
What do we know about the coming winter?
There has been some speculation in the media today that we may be in for a long, bitterly cold winter because an El Niño is under way in the tropical Pacific. However it is still far too early to speculate … Continue reading
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
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
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2015, america, Atlantic, El Nino, ENSO, forecast, hurricane, Met Office, tropical storm, usa 1 Comment
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