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September 12, 2014 4 Comments

Northern lights may be visible tonight

Northern parts of the UK could be in for a showing of the aurora borealis, or northern lights as they are also known, on Friday night.

The possibility of seeing this spectacular natural show is due to two coronal mass ejections (CME) that have been thrown outwards from the sun in our direction.

Coronal mass ejections are huge bubbles of gas that are released by the sun over the course of several hours, often associated with solar flares.  (more…)

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September 11, 2014 No Comments

High pressure set to lose its grip next week

Fortunes look set to change next week, as high pressure looses its grip on our weather and low pressure tries to nudge its way across us.

September 8, 2014 1 Comment

A hurricane-force storm in September?

As I looked at the longer term trend for our weather this morning, one weather computer model threw up a particularly interesting theme for the fourth week in September – a hurricane-force

September 4, 2014 1 Comment

Video inside a tornado: calm to carnage in 60 seconds

An astonishing video has captured what appears to be a tornado hitting the village of Bashkiria in Russia, tearing roofs of building and sending debris hurtling through the air at high speed.

September 1, 2014 1 Comment

September weather: what would we normally expect?

The first part of September looks like it will see a return to summer-like warmth and sunshine, but what would we expect to see in a typical September?

August 29, 2014 1 Comment

Summer 2014 weather: a great start but August falters

As August draws to a close, so does meteorological summer (June, July and August), which means that provisional statistics are now available for how summer shaped up this year.

August 28, 2014 1 Comment

Earth from space: August 2014

During August, there have been some particularly good images of our planet taken by Nasa satellites from space.

August 27, 2014 No Comments

Hints of summer bouncing back next week

Following a wet and cool bank holiday Monday, my meteorological charts are showing hints that summer will bounce back next week.

August 22, 2014 2 Comments

Why is the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season so quiet?

As the statistical peak of the Atlantic hurricane season approaches in the coming weeks, the notable lack of storm activity in the Atlantic ocean continues.

August 21, 2014 1 Comment

Bank holiday weather: rain or shine?

The final bank holiday of the year is approaching and it’s likely to be a busy one with many schools still in the midst of the summer holidays. But what will the weather deliver us?

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