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Tag Archives: Thunderstorm
More thundery downpours for some
Last night torrential, thundery downpours affected parts of southern and southeast England causing localised flooding and disruption to transport. The table below shows the rainfall totals recorded: UK rainfall totals 22 June 7pm – 23 June 9am Site Area Rainfall … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged flooding, heavy rain, Lightning, London, National Severe Weather Warning Service, summer downpours, Thunderstorm Comments Off on More thundery downpours for some
Parts of southern Asia and south-west Pacific braced for severe weather
Residents in parts of southern Asia and the south-west Pacific are bracing themselves for potentially severe weather this weekend. Of particular concern is the potential for flash floods, landslides and avalanches in Pakistan, while Bangladesh and the north-east Indian district … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged avalanche, Bangladesh, Fiji, Fiji Meteorological Service, flash flooding, Met Office, Pakistan, Thunderstorm, Tornado, tornadoes, tropical cyclone, Vanuatu 1 Comment
A brief spell of heat and thunderstorms
Southern parts of the UK can expect some very warm and humid conditions on Friday, along with an increasing risk of some heavy, thundery showers. Isolated thunderstorms are possible from Thursday, but they will become more likely and potentially more … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged flooding, hail, Lightning, Met Office, rain, Storm, thunder, Thunderstorm, warning 3 Comments
Severe weather to affect western France
A spell of severe weather is expected to affect parts of France overnight and through Wednesday morning as an area of low pressure makes its way in from the Bay of Biscay. The area of low pressure highlighted in the … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged forecast, Holiday, Meteo France, rain, satellite, severe, Thunderstorm, warnings, weather, wind 3 Comments
Rain totals for 19th July 2014
As forecast there were severe thunderstorms across the UK on the 19th July bringing heavy rain and gusty winds. See the tables below for the largest rain totals across the UK. Gloucestershire recorded the highest rainfall with 66mm between 6am … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged hail, heatwave, heavy rain, Lightning, rain, rainfall, severe weather, temperature, thunder, Thunderstorm, thunderstorms, weather forecast 3 Comments
With hot and humid weather could we see a ‘Spanish Plume’?
Over the next few days increasingly warm and humid air moving up from the continent will see UK temperatures on the rise, with the warmest days of the year so far expected. Temperatures in the south east of the country … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Lightning, Met Office, plume, spanish, spanish plume, thunder, Thunderstorm, thunderstorms, UK, weather 2 Comments
How often do we get tornadoes in the UK?
Over the past few weeks there have been several reports of funnel clouds and tornadoes across the UK. So what are tornadoes and how do they form? Tornadoes form when the weather is ‘unstable’ and showery. They are narrow, spinning columns … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged Funnel cloud, Thunderstorm, Tornado, UK, water spout, weather 4 Comments
Why are we getting thunder and lightning?
With the weather in April being distinctly showery so far, what exactly causes this changeable weather and why do some showers give thunder and lightning? Thunderstorms are normally associated with convective clouds which form from rising air warmed by … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged april, Lightning, rain, showers, thunder, Thunderstorm, weather, Weather Phenomena 3 Comments
Heavy downpours across parts of the south-east
As predicted, there have been heavy thundery downpours across south-east England and the London area this morning, with parts of Kent seeing 10mm of rain in one hour. Some areas of London also saw 5-10mm of rain across the morning. The … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged heavy rain, London, South East England, Thunderstorm Comments Off on Heavy downpours across parts of the south-east
What is a ‘Spanish Plume’?
There has been a lot of talk about warm weather expected across parts of England again this weekend. Temperatures are forecast to reach the mid to high 20’s C on Friday and into the weekend, bringing the risk of thundery … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged Met Office, Shower, spanish plume, Thunderstorm, weather 1 Comment
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