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Tag Archives: heavy rain
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
We’ve seen a wide variety of weather this autumn from the warmest day of the year to snow; although early statistics (1 September – 30 November) show overall has been a fairly average season. Despite September proving to be the … Continue reading
Typhoon Haima Typhoon Haima made landfall yesterday over the Cagayan and Isabela provinces of the Philippines. Haima had reached an intensity equivalent to a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale whilst east of the Philippines, but was … Continue reading
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
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
With the weather in the UK still relatively settled we take a look at where the weather may have an impact around the world in the coming days. Hurricane Nicole in the Atlantic Since yesterday Nicole, located in the Atlantic … Continue reading
Hurricane Matthew After forming just to the east of the Caribbean 11 days earlier, Hurricane Matthew finally ended its life as a tropical cyclone just off the coast of North Carolina in the USA this weekend. Although Matthew weakened to … Continue reading
Hurricane Matthew has continued to slowly weaken and is currently a category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Matthew is expected to move north, then northeast through the rest of Saturday along the coast of South Carolina, before turning east … Continue reading
Yesterday Hurricane Matthew strengthened to category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale as it crossed the Bahamas. The eye of the hurricane passed just west of Nassau between New Providence and North Andros islands. Later in the day it … Continue reading
Hurricane Matthew Hurricane Matthew made landfall over the south-west of Haiti yesterday as a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with sustained winds near 145 mph. It was the strongest hurricane to make landfall over Haiti since … Continue reading