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Over the weekend Hurricane Matthew made headlines as it became the first hurricane in the Atlantic or Caribbean to reach category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale since Felix in 2007. Although its intensity soon dropped back slightly, it … Continue reading
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
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
There has been snowfall, heavy rain, and flooding across parts of South Africa as a low pressure system moves slowly along the southern coast. Flooding and mudslides have been reported in and around Durban with the city recording 150mm of … Continue reading
Last night torrential, thundery downpours affected parts of southern and southeast England causing localised flooding and disruption to transport. The table below shows the rainfall totals recorded: UK rainfall totals 22 June 7pm – 23 June 9am Site Area Rainfall … Continue reading
A developing area of low pressure across central Europe will bring a spell of very unsettled weather across the Alps to the Baltic over the next couple of days, but also introduce increasingly hot conditions to southeast Europe. Warm and … Continue reading
Summer is a time when many look forward to enjoying the great outdoors, but all too often the British weather can, quite literally, dampen our spirits. The Met Office has just released its contingency planners’ outlook covering the period for … Continue reading
Southern Asia has seen some extreme weather recently, with heavy rainfall and high temperatures. But how unusual is this? In the last few days temperatures have often been above 50 C in northwest India, and the highest ever temperature record was … Continue reading
There has been some suggestion that this May could be the hottest ever recorded in the UK. However, unfortunately, it really is still too early to be sure about the final figures. The mid month UK statistics (1-15 May 2016) show, … Continue reading
Provisional early figures for April 2016 (1st – 27th) show that so far, despite the chilly temperatures and snow seen by many, the month has been around normal with rainfall at 96% of average, sunshine 94% of average and the … Continue reading