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Wet and Soggy June for the UK… so far! theWeather Club Fri, 14/06/2019 - 15:28

If you were hoping the UK’s weather in June would to be similar to last summer, you will be quite disappointed so far.  With the exception of the first few days of June, the month has been cool and very wet, causing flooding and disruption in some parts.

75th Anniversary of D-Day Forecast by James Stagg

Perhaps one of the most important weather forecasts ever made was the one for D-Day, the Allied invasion of France.

For the Allied invasion to have any chance of success, General Eisenhower – Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces - needed a full moon, a low tide, little cloud cover, light winds, and low seas. The low tide was necessary to allow soldiers to see, avoid, and disarm the mined obstacles. During June 1944 a full moon and low tide coincided on 5, 6 and 7 June. The invasion of France had been scheduled for June 5, 1944.

Cyclone Fani impacts India and Bangladesh

On 3rd May the extremely severe tropical cyclone Fani (pronounced as ‘Foni’) made landfall in the east Indian state Odishi. It reached sustained maximum wind speeds of 185-195 km/h with gusts to 205 km/h on land. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) reported that it weakened moving north-noth-eastwards towards West Bengal and Bangladesh.