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Tag Archives: North Atlantic
Active tropical storms in the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans
As we head into the peak of the northern hemisphere tropical storm season, there are tropical storms active in the North Atlantic and across the North Pacific. Here is a roundup of current activity: North Atlantic Gaston recently became the … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Gaston, hurricanes, Met Office Storm Tracker, North Atlantic, North Pacific, rain, strong winds, tropical storms Comments Off on Active tropical storms in the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans
Met Office predicts slightly above-average Atlantic hurricane season
The Met Office is predicting that the most likely number of tropical storms to form in the Atlantic between June and November will be 14 according to its long-range Atlantic tropical storm forecast for 2016 released today. There is a … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2016 hurricane season, @metofficestorms, El Nino, hurricane, La Niña, Met Office Storm Tracker, North Atlantic, storms, tropical storms Comments Off on Met Office predicts slightly above-average Atlantic hurricane season
What are the prospects for the weather in the coming winter?
Anyone who has read the newspapers lately can’t have failed to notice this winter’s weather is in the headlines. Justification for claims of a ‘big freeze’ has come from sources as diverse as the plucky Bewick Swan settling into the … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged cold, El Niño-Southern Oscillation, El Nino, frost, Met Office, Met Office Hadley Centre, North Atlantic, rain, rainfall, snow, Storm, storms, sudden stratospheric warming, wind, Winter 24 Comments
2012 hurricane season comes to an end
This year saw another active season in the North Atlantic with 19 named storms, of which 10 became hurricanes. Both the number of named storms and hurricanes were well above the 1980–2010 averages of 12 and six respectively. However, only … Continue reading