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Typhoon heads for Japanese volcano

Typhoon Goni, which was located just east of Taiwan on Sunday morning, is expected to track across the western side of Kyushu Island in SW Japan through Monday.  There is a risk it could bring up to 200mm of rainfall in … Continue reading

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Volcanic activity in Iceland continues

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO), who monitor volcanoes in the country, have been reporting increased seismic activity around the Barðarbunga volcano in Iceland since 16 August. That activity continued with a small fissure eruption being observed some distance from the … Continue reading

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Five things you might not know about thunderstorms

1. Lighting can strike twice. The empire state building in New York has been struck by lightning as many as 48 times in one day. 2. The average flash of lightning would light a 100 watt light bulb for three months. … Continue reading

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Volcanic Ash Guidance ceases from Met Office as Iceland Volcano remains ‘paused’

Latest information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office indicate that the volcanic activity in Iceland has paused. As a result of this lower activity, UK airspace is not expected to be affected by any further ash cloud and the Met Office … Continue reading

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Grímsvötn ash cloud – better news for the Bank Holiday

Latest information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) indicates that the Grímsvötn volcano is no longer emitting ash, and only minor steam plumes from the crater up to around 300 metres. According to the British Geological Survey (BGS), the … Continue reading

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Grimsvötn Volcano Latest

Latest information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) indicates that the Grimsvötn volcano is no longer emitting ash, only minor steam plumes from the crater up to 300 meters. According to the British Geological Survey (BGS), the volcano is … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 09 February 2011

Defence Codex, the MoD magazine for defence engineering and science has written two articles in the latest edition of the magazine looking back at the Iceland volcanic eruption from last spring. ‘Ash in the sky causes eruption of scientific support‘ … Continue reading

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Volcanic lightning could help monitor volcanic ash

Met Office researchers have published new findings in ERL suggesting that the amount of lightning produced near a volcano each hour is roughly proportional to the plume height. They believe that the technique could ultimately be used to monitor volcanoes in remote locations … Continue reading

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Grimsvötn

The Iceland Met Office has informed the Met Office of a Glacial Outburst in or around the Grimsvötn volcano on Iceland. It is important to note that a Glacial Outburst is NOT an eruption, but is only potentially a pre-cursor … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 20 August 2010

The sun reports today on an ‘upside-down’ rainbow that was seen in Derbyshire. What was actually observed is known as circumzenithal arc.  In order for conditions to be right for a circumzenithal arc to form, small, flat, six-sided ice crystals must be suspended high … Continue reading

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