storms

Storm names for 2019-20 announced theWeather Club Mon, 09/09/2019 - 11:32

Met Office and Met Éireann, along with new partner KNMI, have today revealed the list of storm names for 2019-20.

First introduced by the Met Office and Met Éireann (the meteorological service in the Republic of Ireland) in 2015, the Name our Storms campaign has helped raise awareness of the potential impacts of severe weather in Britain and Ireland before it hits.  Now in its fifth year, Met Office and Met Éireann are joined by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the Dutch national weather forecasting service.

Met Office call for new storm names theWeather Club Tue, 30/07/2019 - 10:24

This week the Met Office is asking people to suggest names for next seasons storms. Over 10,000 names were received when ‘Name our Storms’ was first introduced in 2015 by the Met Office and Met Eireann, the national weather provider in the Republic of Ireland.  Now coming into its fifth year, the Met Office is once again asking people to get involved by sending in suggestions for storm names.

How can you get your suggestions on the list?

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.

Extreme storms triple in Sahel due to Global Warming theWeather Club Mon, 21/08/2017 - 15:41

Over the past 35 years extreme storms in the Sahel have tripled and it’s down to global warming, according to research conducted by NERC scientists at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. In such storms, clouds can grow to heights of 16 km and can produce substantial volumes of rainfall. Indeed, in 2009 one downpour deposited 263 mm of rainfall in several hours and forced 150,000 residents of Burkina Faso to leave their homes.

New weather satellite successfully launched into orbit theWeather Club Mon, 21/11/2016 - 15:34

The latest weather satellite has been successfully launched into orbit by NASA on Saturday. It features six new sensors, much greater processing power and will capture more hi-res imagery, improving weather observation capabilities, leading to more accurate forecasts and warnings.