Liam Dutton on Weather

Channel 4 News’ Weather presenter Liam Dutton blogs on the highs and lows of the weather.

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September 30, 2014 No Comments

Driest September on record for the UK

Early indications from Met Office figures show that this is going to be the driest September across the UK since records began in 1910.

Not only is it on course to be an exceptionally dry month, it is also likely to end as one of the top five warmest Septembers, with temperatures significantly above average.

Using provisional figures from 1-28 September, the UK as a whole received 19.4mm of rain, which is just 20 per cent of the amount of rain that would normally be expected for the month.  (more…)

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September 29, 2014 No Comments

Autumnal weather is finally on the way

Our fortunes are finally going to change this week, as the weather finally delivers us a reminder that we are well and truly into autumn.

September 26, 2014 1 Comment

How are hurricane names chosen?

When I write about hurricanes, a common question that I get asked is: who decides on the names of hurricanes that form?

September 25, 2014 3 Comments

Iceland volcano lava flow seen from space

As well as monitoring activity from sensors on the ground, Nasa satellites have been keeping an eye on Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano from space – providing some spectacular images.

September 24, 2014 No Comments

What makes autumn feel like autumn?

As I walked to work today, there was a real sense of autumn in the air. But what makes autumn feel like autumn?

September 23, 2014 No Comments

Four stunning optical phenomena and how they form

We’ve all looked up at the sky at some point and seen weather-related spectacles overhead. The chances are that they were caused by the interaction of light and matter – known as

September 22, 2014 3 Comments

September: driest start in over half a century

The first half of September has been very dry across the UK, with temperatures well above average, according to provisional Met Office statistics up to the 15th day of the month.

September 12, 2014 5 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.

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

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