Weather Watch

Tropical Cyclone Idai theWeather Club Wed, 20/03/2019 - 11:46

Parts of southern Africa have been devastated by Cyclone Idai over the last week. The tropical storm has been described as the worst weather-related disaster to hit the southern hemisphere, with over 2 million people affected by extreme widespread flooding.

WMO - El Niño 2019

The WMO has announced that there is a high probability of an El Niño event in early 2019. Although the event has not been forecasted to be as strong as the 2016 event, El Niño is known to have a major impact on temperatures and rainfall across the globe.

The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a large-scale climatic phenomenon that originates in the tropical Pacific but affects global climate patterns. The warm phase is known as El Niño and the cold phase is La Niña. El Niño occurs irregularly every two to seven years and peaks around in winter. 

WeatherLive and WPOTY Public Vote

The Royal Meteorological Society is hosting an extreme weather conference to explore the severe weather events and climates around the world. Whether it's tornadoes or hurricanes, working in extreme conditions or communicating high impact weather, we'll take a closer look at extreme weather - its power, its beauty, its occasional absurdity and its fragility in the face of human activity.

Pacific Typhoon Mangkhut

 

On the 7th of September 2018 a tropical storm formed near the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean moving north west. First referred to as Tropical Depression 26W, it strengthened into a typhoon soon after. The Japan Meteorological Agency named it Mangkhut. NASA’s Aqua satellite captured Typhoon Mangkhut lashing Guam and the Northern Marinas Islands on 10 September (UTC).