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Top UK wind speeds as Gonzalo’s remnants felt

TABLE UPDATED AT 11:50AM Many parts of the UK are seeing strong winds today as the remnants of ex-tropical storm Gonzalo pass over the north of the country. Below are the top ten strongest gusts of wind we have recorded … Continue reading

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Saturday’s squally weather and reports of tornadoes

On Saturday we saw a number of heavy rain showers group together in what’s known as a ‘squall line’ – a narrow band of thunderstorms, intense rain, hail, and frequent lightning accompanied by brief but very strong gusts of wind … Continue reading

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Latest snow depths and wind speeds – 5 February

As forecast, unsettled wintry conditions brought snow and strong winds to parts of the UK overnight and this morning. Eskdalemuir saw the deepest snow, with 14 cm of snow recorded at 10 am this morning, while Aviemore recorded 12 cm. Many areas also saw strong winds, … Continue reading

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Overnight wind speeds – Wednesday 30 January

Following Met Office amber weather warnings for wind in some parts of the UK yesterday, some high gust speeds were recorded late last night and into the early hours of the morning. The highest gust speed at lower levels was … Continue reading

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The worst storm in years?

Various articles in the news today said that the weather over the weekend was the worst storm to hit the UK in years, and that there is more to come this week. There was indeed a very deep area of low … Continue reading

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Latest rainfall totals and wind speeds

Below are the latest rainfall totals from 6.00 pm Sunday night until 6.00 am this morning. Location Amount (mm) Mona        27.8 Blencathra              27.4 Capel Curig    26 Valley         25.4 St Bees Head    20.8 Keswick  19 Ronaldsway 18.4 Blackpool 18.2 Rochdale   18 Aberdaron        17.4 The highest … Continue reading

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How did the ‘Great Storm’ of 1987 develop?

From the trail of devastation left by the ‘Great Storm’ of 1987, it’s clear that it was an unusual event. Analysis of the storm suggests there had been nothing like it since 1703 and that it was an event so rare … Continue reading

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