There are no warnings of strong wind in force today from the Met Office. But Meteoalarm reveals that’s not the case in other countries across Europe. Portugal have warnings issued for gusts of 75 kph on their coasts, Norway have issued warnings for coastal areas for mean speed...
I am indebted to Helen Willets about news of a low pressure system that formed across Egypt yesterday and which is now running into the eastern Mediterranean sea, and which brought some unusual flooding to Cairo and surrounding areas. It’s not a great part of the world for...
It wasn’t just the northeast of England that experienced strong winds today. Meanwhile here in Strathpeffer we woke up to another thin covering of snow this morning, it didn’t last for long, but like last year I think that we have seen snow lying in each month since...
This has to have been been the windiest autumn/winters of the last four across the IONA. There have been fived named storms up until going to press, three of them in February alone when it was particularly stormy, especially so at weekends for some reason. The bar chart...
Chris Fawkes was chatting to day on the 2.30 PM weather slot on the BBC News channel. This five minute chat can give you some insight to how each weathercaster thinks and occasionally it’s quite intersting to boot. Today Chris was going on about the “unprecedented” number of...
March comes in like a lion thanks to Jorge.
As far as I can see if AEMet expect coastal communities in Galicia to experience a spell of strong winds with gusts in excess of 80 kph and issue an amber alert this may well trigger the naming of a storm even though the storm center may be over 1500 kilometres away as has happened with storm Jorge.
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Better late than never the Irish have now woken up and decided to issue an orange alert for storm Jorge.
In any other year this would have been a named storm in it’s own right, the only reason it isn’t is because its north and not south of the border.
I can’t remember a month when it seems to have snowed in our part of the Highlands just about every other day, but any temporary covering of snow we did see never lasted for very long.
This winter so far has a Gale Index of 30.3, the third highest of any winter since 1871, and not too far behind the memorable stormy winter of 2013-14.
The Met Office have finally sprung into action and have this morning, and rather belatedly in my opinion when compared to their hair trigger like response in the naming of storms Ciara and Dennis, issued a yellow warning for strong winds across Scotland for Monday.
A windy night across large parts of IONA as we say a fond farewell to storm Dennis and his dog!
Believe it or not, some of the highest accumulations to be found in that period have been across the southern Cairngorms in Scotland, where there’s not even a yellow warning in force.
The 11 UTC plotted chart with highest gusts and temperatures that hour
Storm Dennis is making a bit of a pirouette to the north of Scotland during Sunday, and if these forecast charts are correct will take another swipe at the north of Scotland as Gnasher tightens the flow in the early hours of Monday morning.
The emphasis for storm Dennis is on heavy rain rather than strong wind as orange splodges appear across England and Wales during Saturday and Sunday