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Tag Archives: waves
Big waves and blustery winds for western coasts
A low pressure system off to the west of the UK is generating some big waves which are set to affect western coasts through today and Tuesday. Waves of between 2-4 metres (about 6-12ft) are expected through the peak of … Continue reading
‘Super tides’, the weather and coastal flood risk
UPDATED 27/02/2015 – this blog has been updated under the section ‘So what are ‘super tides” with the help of the National Oceanography Centre. In this joint blog from the Environment Agency and the Met Office, we look at the … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Environment Agency, gravity, Met Office, moon, Sun, super, super tide, supertide, tide, tides, UK, waves, weather 5 Comments
Is Tropical Storm Bertha heading for the UK?
Update: The latest update about the whether ex-Bertha will affect the UK can be found in our news release A Tropical Storm called Bertha, which is currently in situated off the east coast of the US, could head towards Europe … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged bertha, hurricane, Met Office, rain, Storm, summer, tropical storm, UK, waves, weather, weekend, wind 6 Comments
Guest blog: RNLI lifeguards warn of beach dangers after winter storms
Brett Shepherd, Lifeguard Manager, provides some timely advice for those planning a trip to the beach as the Easter weekend approaches. As many of our RNLI lifeguards head back to British beaches this weekend, I’m hoping for some lovely weather … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged beach, beach safety, lifeguard, RNLI, sea rescue, sunshine, waves 1 Comment
Strong winds, big waves and a storm surge
A relatively deep area of low pressure is tracking past the north of Scotland today and is then expected to head south into the North Sea tomorrow. This will bring some strong winds to northern Scotland tonight, then to the … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged coast, east coast, flood, Met Office, Storm surge, waves 3 Comments