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US snowfall and will it impact the UK?

Parts of the US and Canada are seeing particularly cold weather and heavy snowfall at the moment. A southward buckle in the jet stream has seen cold polar air flow south to north eastern parts of North America. In the … Continue reading

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2012 hurricane season comes to an end

This year saw another active season in the North Atlantic with 19 named storms, of which 10 became hurricanes. Both the number of named storms and hurricanes were well above the 1980–2010 averages of 12 and six respectively. However, only … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy heads for the northeast USA

As many as 60 million people across 12 US states are thought to be in the path of Hurricane Sandy, which has been given the nickname “Frankenstorm”. Hurricane Sandy is currently moving northward, parallel to the US East Coast, and … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy threatens severe weather for US East Coast

Over the last two days Hurricane Sandy has cut a swathe through the Caribbean bringing strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge to Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti and the Bahamas. At least 20 people have been killed, properties damaged and flooded … Continue reading

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Tropical Strom Isaac likely to make landfall as Cat 2 Hurricane

Tropical Strom Isaac was located about 120km WSW of Key West at 4am (UK time) on Monday 27 August, and continues to move west north west. Mean wind speeds of 65 mph have been observed by the United States National Hurricane Center aircraft. … Continue reading

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Dangerous Heat Wave Continues Across Much of Central and Eastern US

The United States National Weather Service has said that the dangerous heat wave that has lead to a number of deaths is expected to continue across much of the central and eastern United States, with excessive heat and humidity expanding into the Ohio … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 29 April 2011

As HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton were married in Westminster Abbey, the showers held off, remaining to the north of central London. The cloud broke to give some sunny spells across the capital as they made their way back … Continue reading

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