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Storm Desmond – one year on

Storm Desmond was the fourth named storm of the 2015/16 winter season.  It brought severe gales with gusts of wind up to 81 mph together with record-breaking rainfall leading to flooding across parts of northern England. It was associated with … Continue reading

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What’s happening to the weather around the globe?

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

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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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The latest on Hurricane Matthew

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

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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

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The latest on Hurricane Matthew and Typhoon Chaba

Hurricane Matthew Hurricane Matthew has strengthened slightly as it has tracked slowly north towards Haiti. It is making landfall over the southwestern tip of Haiti as a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with sustained winds near … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms bring an end to September heat

If temperatures reach 30 ºC in the south east of England today (15 Sept 2016) it will be the first consecutive 3-day September period where temperatures reached over 30 ºC since 1929.   However this is the last of the hot … Continue reading

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Typhoon Meranti threatens parts of Southeast Asia

The western North Pacific has had a quieter than average typhoon season so far with only five tropical storms attaining typhoon status (winds of 74 mph or greater). However, the latest storm which formed over the weekend, named Meranti, has … Continue reading

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Innovative Met Office science helps new Flood Resilience Review

Following last winter’s flooding events the Government asked the Met Office to estimate the potential for record-breaking rainfall in the UK over the next 10 years. This work was part of the National Flood Resilience Review (NFRR). The Met Office … Continue reading

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Northern hemisphere tropical cyclone season starts to peak

Climatologically, tropical cyclone activity across the northern hemisphere often peaks in the period from late August through the first half of September. This year is no exception with six tropical cyclones currently active across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Pacific … Continue reading

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