Tag Archives: strong winds

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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World weather this week

Southern USA After making landfall on Saturday 23 October as a category 5 hurricane, Hurricane Patricia weakened rapidly as it moved over the mountains of Mexico. Hurricane Patricia became the deepest hurricane on record with minimum central pressure of 879hPa, … Continue reading

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Last night’s highest wind speeds

As well as being wet we had some strong winds overnight Saturday into Sunday. Below are some of the highest gusts of wind recorded at Met Office reporting stations: Station     Maximum gust St Catherines Point, Isle of Wight 69 mph … Continue reading

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Is this stormy weather unusual for June?

We’ve seen some particularly stormy weather across parts of the UK in the last 24 hours as heavy rain and strong winds have brought disruption particularly across the south of the UK. The strongest winds were recorded in the early … Continue reading

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What’s behind the stormy weather so far this winter?

So far this winter the UK has seen some very strong winds associated with a series of Atlantic storms. This has included some near-record strength gusts of wind in places, with Scotland particularly badly affected. On 8 December a gust … Continue reading

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