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Tag Archives: tropical storm
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Atlantic hurricane season, Atlantic storm season, cyclone season, hurricane, La Niña, Medicane, Met Office, tropical cyclone, tropical storm Comments Off on Atlantic tropical storms forming at a record pace
‘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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged climate change, DRR, International Day for Disaster Reduction, Met Office, severe weather, storms, tropical cyclone, tropical storm, UNISDR Comments Off on UNISDR International Day for Disaster Reduction 2017
Protection, prosperity, wellbeing: a focus on disaster risk reduction
Recent crises and disasters across the globe, including Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, floods and landslides in Sierra Leone, severe flooding in the United States and earthquakes in Mexico serve to highlight the very real and immediate need for disaster … 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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Enawo, heavy rain, rain, tropical cyclone, Tropical Cyclone Enawo, tropical storm 1 Comment
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
Posted in Met Office News Tagged England, Environment Agency, Europe, flood, flooding, forecast, gales, Greece, heavy rain, Hurricane Nicole, Luzon, Manila, National Severe Weather Warning Service, portugal, rain, rainfall, severe weather, Spain, Storm, storms, temperature, tropical cyclone, tropical storm, Tropical Storm Sarika, Typhoon, weather, weather forecast, weather forecasting, wet, wind 1 Comment
Matthew, Nicole and other tropical cyclones worldwide
Hurricane Matthew After forming just to the east of the Caribbean 11 days earlier, Hurricane Matthew finally ended its life as a tropical cyclone just off the coast of North Carolina in the USA this weekend. Although Matthew weakened to … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Bermuda, Georgia, Haiti, heavy rain, hurricane, Hurricane Matthew, Philippines, rain, rainfall, South Carolina, tropical cyclone, tropical storm, tropical storm nicole, Typhoon, Typhoon Songa, wind Comments Off on Matthew, Nicole and other tropical cyclones worldwide
The latest on Hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew has weakened over the past 24 hours and is now a category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph and is currently centred just off the South Carolina coast. Matthew made landfall just to the north-east of Charleston, … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged flooding, florida, Goergia, Haiti, hurricane, Hurricane Matthew, rain, rainfall, South Carolina, tropical cyclone, tropical storm, tropical storm aere, tropical storm nicole, Virginia, wind 1 Comment
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