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Northern hemisphere tropical cyclone season starts to peak

Climatologically, tropical cyclone activity across the northern hemisphere often peaks in the period from late August through the first half of September. This year is no exception with six tropical cyclones currently active across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Pacific … Continue reading

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Pre-Monsoon in southern Asia

Southern Asia has seen some extreme weather recently, with heavy rainfall and high temperatures. But how unusual is this? In the last few days temperatures have often been above 50 C in northwest India, and the highest ever temperature record  was … Continue reading

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Cold weather on the way for the UK, but what about elsewhere in the world?

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

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Cyclone Winston leaves a trail of destruction in Fiji

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

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Late Season Hurricane Sandra Heading for Mexico

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

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Cyclone Chapala brings flooding rains to Yemen

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

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The latest on Hurricane Patricia

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

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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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Typhoon Dujuan strikes Taiwan

Typhoon Dujuan has today (Monday 28 September) made landfall over Taiwan on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean with sustained winds well in excess of 100 mph. Dujuan is expected to drop large amounts of rainfall – 500mm is … Continue reading

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