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Wind and rain records for Storm Desmond

Storm Desmond, the fourth named storm of the season, bought widespread heavy rain and storm force winds to areas of northern England and Scotland. The rainfall experienced in many parts of the north west of the UK is thought to … Continue reading

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Met Éireann names Storm Clodagh

The current unsettled spell of weather continues and the low pressure system that is forecast to affect Ireland and the UK on Sunday has been officially named Storm Clodagh by Met Éireann. This makes it the third officially named storm … Continue reading

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Warm November on course to equal record in England

UPDATE – 3 December 2015 – Provisonal full month stats show that November 2015 was the dullest on record Early provisional statistics* (1- 25 November) show November has been notable for its mild weather. Overall, temperatures for the UK have … Continue reading

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This weekend’s UK rainfall

Following the heavy rainfall over the weekend, here are the latest rainfall totals: Site Name Area 48hr Rainfall total 9am Sat to 9am Mon (mm) Capel Curig Gwynedd 106.0 Lake Vyrnwy Powys 82.0 Keswick Cumbria 81.6 Blencathra Cumbria 72.6 Tyndrum … Continue reading

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Is the first officially named storm heading towards our shores?

UPDATED: 11 NOVEMBER 2015 Storm Abigail has now been officially named and is expected to bring winds in excess of 80mph across the far north of the UK on Thursday evening into Friday and has the potential to cause some … Continue reading

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Cyclone Chapala approaching the Arabian Peninsula

Cyclone Chapala, currently over the Arabian Sea is expected to strengthen to the strongest category of Super Cyclonic Storm this weekend which means that sustained winds will be in excess of 140 mph, with gusts likely to be in excess … Continue reading

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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

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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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Typhoon Koppu heads to the Philippines

The very active tropical cyclone season in the North Pacific Ocean is continuing with the development of typhoons Koppu and Champi in the last few days. Typhoon Champi has just crossed the Mariana Islands, but is not expected to threaten … Continue reading

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Hurricane Joaquin lashes the Bahamas but will it hit the USA?

In recent months attention has focused on the very active tropical cyclone season in the Pacific Ocean brought about primarily by the strong El Niño which has developed this year. Meanwhile, the Atlantic has been very quiet with most tropical … Continue reading

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