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Tag Archives: tropical storms
Active tropical storms in the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans
As we head into the peak of the northern hemisphere tropical storm season, there are tropical storms active in the North Atlantic and across the North Pacific. Here is a roundup of current activity: North Atlantic Gaston recently became the … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Gaston, hurricanes, Met Office Storm Tracker, North Atlantic, North Pacific, rain, strong winds, tropical storms Comments Off on Active tropical storms in the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans
Unsettled weather for Europe and further afield
A warm plume of air has extended north from Africa into continental Europe, and is the focus for some potentially severe thunderstorms this weekend. The risk will transfer east from France on Saturday to Germany and the Alps on Sunday … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged cyclone, Europe, flooding, Met Office, rain, tropical storms, warm plume, world weather 1 Comment
Met Office predicts slightly above-average Atlantic hurricane season
The Met Office is predicting that the most likely number of tropical storms to form in the Atlantic between June and November will be 14 according to its long-range Atlantic tropical storm forecast for 2016 released today. There is a … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged 2016 hurricane season, @metofficestorms, El Nino, hurricane, La Niña, Met Office Storm Tracker, North Atlantic, storms, tropical storms Comments Off on Met Office predicts slightly above-average Atlantic hurricane season
Cyclone Quartet in the Tropics
There are currently four cyclones active across tropical regions of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Here we take a look at each storm and its impacts. Cyclone Pam is the most intense of the four cyclones and, at the time … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Bavi, Fiji Meteorological Service, Japan Meteorological Agency, Nathan, Olwyn, Pam, Tropical cyclones, tropical cyclones in the Pacific, tropical storms Comments Off on Cyclone Quartet in the Tropics
Does the jet stream affect hurricanes?
Many news and weather articles, including our own blog, have reported recently that the UK’s wet summer is caused by the jet stream being situated further south than usual for this time of year. However, some have questioned whether there … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Atlantic, Atlantic hurricane season, El Niño-Southern Oscillation, hurricane, Hurricane Andrew, hurricanes, Jet stream, Met Office, summer, tropical storm, tropical storms, UK, weather Comments Off on Does the jet stream affect hurricanes?
Typhoon Nesat brings heavy rain and strong winds to the Philippines.
Typhoon Nesat made landfall at about 2200 UTC 26 September near Casiguran on the east coast of the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Winds were estimated to be close to 120 mph near the centre of the typhoon and the lowest central pressure … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office Images, Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged Manila, Nesat, Philippine, tropical storms, Typhoon Comments Off on Typhoon Nesat brings heavy rain and strong winds to the Philippines.