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Tag Archives: tropical cyclone
Freddy: one of the longest-lived tropical cyclones
Tropical Cyclone Freddy, which has just rocked Madagascar, has been barrelling through the tropical Indian Ocean for 16 days – making it one of the longest-lived systems in the southern hemisphere. It developed on 6 February off the coast of … Continue reading
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Will Hurricane Ida affect the UK’s weather?
Hurricane Ida has seen winds of up to 150mph and intense rainfall bringing widespread flash flooding to a swathe of America, in what has been the fifth strongest storm to hit the US mainland. Ida formed over the Caribbean Sea … Continue reading
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Atlantic tropical storms forming at a record pace
Author: Julian Heming, Met Office Tropical Prediction Scientist. Update 21 Sept 2020 Shortly after publishing the blog below two more storms were named. A low pressure system near Portugal was named Subtropical Storm Alpha, which made landfall later on Friday … Continue reading
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‘Medicane’ bringing ‘rough seas’ to Mediterranean
A strong storm developing in the Mediterranean Sea, frequently referred to as a ‘medicane’, has been making the news in the last couple of days, but what exactly is a ‘medicane’? How is it defined? There is actually no official … Continue reading
Leaving no stone unturned in hurricane preparedness
With hurricanes developing in the Atlantic Basin, Gavin Iley, Met Office Head of International Crisis Management & Resilience, provides a personal account of how the Met Office works tirelessly to ensure its hurricane advice is ‘useful, useable and used’. Earlier … Continue reading
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UNISDR International Day for Disaster Reduction 2017
The idea behind UNISDR International Day for Disaster Reduction 2017 (IDDR 2017) (13 Oct 2017) is to raise global awareness of the work that goes on worldwide to reduce the risk of disaster faced by millions, highlighting the effective actions, … Continue reading
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The Fujiwhara effect: When Tropical Cyclones go dancing
Did you know that Tropical Cyclones sometimes go dancing? This interesting phenomena is called the Fujiwhara effect*, which can be seen this week in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico. Sometimes, when tropical cyclones get close to … Continue reading
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Ex-Cyclone Debbie continues to bring heavy rain
Cyclone Debbie made landfall over the coast of Queensland Australia on Tuesday producing severe wind damage to properties in areas close to the eye including the towns of Bowen and Proserpine. Debbie gradually moved inland and as winds eased the … Continue reading
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Cyclone Enawo heading for Madagascar
Cyclone Enawo is at present just to the east of northern Madagascar in the South Indian Ocean, with 10-minute averaged wind speeds near 105 mph and much higher gusts. The 2016-17 cyclone season has seen record low levels of activity … Continue reading
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What’s happening to the weather around the globe?
Europe (not including the UK) Heavy rain and thunderstorms continue to affect parts of the northern Mediterranean today. Southern France and northwest Italy could see another 50-150mm of rain, following on from similar amounts yesterday (Thursday). “Red” warnings for heavy … Continue reading
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