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‘Medicane’ bringing ‘rough seas’ to Mediterranean

A strong storm developing in the Mediterranean Sea, frequently referred to as a ‘medicane’, has been making the news in the last couple of days, but what exactly is a ‘medicane’? How is it defined? There is actually no official … Continue reading

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Leaving no stone unturned in hurricane preparedness

With hurricanes developing in the Atlantic Basin, Gavin Iley, Met Office Head of International Crisis Management & Resilience, provides a personal account of how the Met Office works tirelessly to ensure its hurricane advice is ‘useful, useable and used’. Earlier … Continue reading

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GOES-R – taking weather observation to new heights

Four decades after the launch of NOAA’s first weather-observing satellite, meteorologists are excited about the capabilities of the next-generation model – GOES-R – which is due for launch tomorrow. Dr Simon Keogh leads the Met Office’s Satellite Data Products and … Continue reading

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Matthew, Nicole and other tropical cyclones worldwide

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

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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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What next for Hurricane Matthew?

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

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Hurricane and tropical storm update

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

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Hurricane Matthew and Typhoon Chaba

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

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What’s happening around the globe

People in some parts of the globe are anticipating the arrival of extreme weather. Australia Thousands of homes in South Australia are without power as an unusually deep area of low pressure moves across the area bringing gale force winds, … 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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