hurricanes

From -30 °C to + 30 °C within one day theWeather Club Thu, 07/06/2018 - 16:25

by Caroline Coch

Everybody knows that while there is winter in the northern hemisphere, it remains warm near sea level in the tropics. I have always been aware of this – but experiencing this climate difference within one day was truly fascinating.

Atlantic hurricanes: Irma and Maria theWeather Club Mon, 30/10/2017 - 11:25

On Tuesday 5th September, Hurricane Irma developed into one of the Atlantic’s most powerful storms. The category 5 hurricane - highest category storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale (a commonly used scale that attempts to measure potential property damage from storm winds) - had wind speeds around 185 mph, matching those of Wilma in 2005 which killed 87 people and cost  billions of dollars in damage.