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Tag Archives: Pacific Ocean
A weak El Niño is likely
Consensus is growing among scientists from a range of climate centres across the world that a weak El Niño is likely to occur during the coming northern hemisphere winter. Professor Adam Scaife is the head of long-term to decadal climate … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged climate science, El Niño-Southern Oscillation, El Nino, Met Office, Met Office Hadley Centre, Pacific Ocean, qbo 1 Comment
Late Season Hurricane Sandra Heading for Mexico
The North Pacific Ocean has seen exceptional levels of tropical cyclone activity this season as reported in this blog over the last few months. By the end of November it is usual to see the season drawing to a close … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged East Pacific, eastern pacific, El Nino, gales, hurricane, Met Office, Pacific Ocean, Pacific typhoon records, tropical cyclone, tropical storm, weather, wind 3 Comments
Record levels of Pacific tropical cyclone activity continue
The Pacific Ocean has seen an extremely high number of tropical cyclones during the early part of this season, with several more tropical storms developing over the weekend. Across the whole Pacific Ocean nine tropical cyclones have formed in the … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Atlantic hurricane season, Atlantic Ocean, Central Pacific Hurricane Center, El Nino, Japan Meteorological Agency, Madden Julian Oscillation, National Hurricane Center, Pacific Ocean, Pacific typhoon records, Pacific Typhoons, stormtracker, Tropical Storm Dolores, Typhoon Chan-hom, Typhoon Nangka, Typhoon season 2015 Comments Off on Record levels of Pacific tropical cyclone activity continue
La Nina: in graphics
The images below show the tropical pacific at times of La Nina conditions and times of neutral conditions. Under La Nina conditions, the sea surface temperatures are cooler across the eastern tropical pacific, and as a consequence the atmospheric circulation is pushed further west. The … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office Images Tagged Atmospheric circulation, El Niño-Southern Oscillation, La Niña, Pacific Ocean, weather Comments Off on La Nina: in graphics
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