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As the UK prepares for unseasonably cold weather, elsewhere around the globe we are seeing heatwaves, droughts, tropical storms and rainfall. A very warm air mass across the Pacific Northwest of North America has built a ridge of high pressure … Continue reading
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
Our blog on Friday 19 February reported the potential threat to Fiji from powerful Cyclone Winston. As predicted, the cyclone crossed the islands causing much destruction from exceptionally strong winds and heavy rain. Late on Friday (UK time) Cyclone Winston … Continue reading
The tropical cyclone season in the North Pacific in 2015 was extremely active, primarily due to the ongoing strong El Niño. Numerous records were broken across the region and in the central North Pacific (an area bounded by the 140°W … Continue reading
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
Our blog yesterday reported on the imminent landfall of Cyclone Chapala which was located in the Gulf of Aden. As expected the cyclone made landfall over Yemen in the early hours of Tuesday UK time. Winds averaged over one minute … Continue reading
Hurricane Patricia made landfall at 6.15pm local time on 23rd October as a category 5 hurricane near Cuixmala, Jalisco, on the pacific coast of Mexico. This is a relatively low populated area, 55 miles from the nearest significant city Manzanillo. … Continue reading
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
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