Tag Archives: low pressure

Severe weather around the world

While the UK is currently experiencing relatively benign weather for the time of year, extreme conditions are expected in some other parts of the world. Morocco and Spain Last Saturday, Agadir in Morocco saw 90mm of rain fall in just … Continue reading

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Strong winds and heavy rain affect parts of the UK

After an exceptionally dry September, the UK has seen its first bout of widespread heavy rain and strong winds so far this autumn. An area of low pressure centred close to Iceland has driven a cold front eastwards across Britain, … Continue reading

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Turning even warmer for parts of Britain

After a disappointingly cool and wet August, September has been largely fine, with plenty of warm sunshine for many areas. This has been thanks to an area of high pressure centred across the UK, which generally brings us dry and … Continue reading

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Visible satellite image of triple lows over the UK

This visible satellite and rainfall radar image shows the three areas of low pressure affecting the UK today. We can see three low pressure areas showing up as swirls of cloud to the north of Scotland near Shetland, north of Northern Ireland … 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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