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Review of the year – 2017 UK weather

2017 saw named storms and heatwaves affect the UK, but perhaps the most memorable day was October 16 when the 30th anniversary of the 1987 Great Storm was marked by an ex-hurricane generating headlines as the sky and the sun … Continue reading

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Angus the first named storm of autumn 2016

The Met Office has announced the first named storm of autumn 2016: Storm Angus. Storm Angus is expected to sweep through south-eastern England bringing some very strong south-westerly winds and heavy rain to affected parts through Sunday morning. Looking at … Continue reading

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What Katie did – a review of Easter Monday’s storm Katie

Storm Katie may never have been destined to be a record-breaker, but nonetheless she certainly swept dramatically over southern Britain during the night of Easter Sunday and into the morning on Easter Monday. With her track across southern Britain, storm … Continue reading

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Spring isn’t the time to wind-up scheme for warning about storm-force winds

Ensuring greater public safety and raising awareness of severe weather were two principles at the heart of the thinking behind the Name Our Storms initiative, devised and managed by the UK and Ireland’s National Met Services: the Met Office and … Continue reading

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Severe gales, but why was it #stormwithnoname?

Last night, a deep area of low pressure moved across southern England and is now weakening as it continues eastwards. As expected, the system brought heavy rain and widespread northwesterly gales across south Wales and southwest England. Severe gales were … Continue reading

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Name our storms – we were blown away

Now the best of the rest… After receiving thousands of suggestions for names, this week we announced the official list of storm names that will be used for autumn/winter 2015-16. The list ranges from Abigail, through Gertrude and Tegan to … Continue reading

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