Liam Dutton on Weather

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

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May 28, 2015 No Comments

El Nino’s influence: more Pacific hurricanes likely this year

As I write this, the first tropical depression of the Pacific ocean hurricane season is lurking in the eastern Pacific.

While it’s not expected to become a monster storm, it marks the beginning of a hurricane season that is likely see a greater number of storms than normal – largely due to the presence of El Nino.

The Pacific ocean hurricane season runs from 15 May to 30 November each year, so even though the first storm of the season isn’t early, it shows that conditions in the region are now favourable for storm formation. (more…)

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May 26, 2015 4 Comments

A stronger El Nino: what does this mean for global weather?

The latest predictions from climate models suggest that a moderate to strong El Nino is on the cards in the coming months. But what could this mean for global weather?

May 22, 2015 No Comments

Bank holiday weather: rain or shine?

The second bank holiday weekend of the month is imminent and many of us will no doubt be wondering what the weather has to offer.

May 20, 2015 1 Comment

Weather explained: yesterday’s thunderstorms in pictures

Whilst the drenching downpours may not have been welcomed by those of us caught out and soaked, they did offer some stunning cloud pictures that were sent to me on Twitter.

May 19, 2015 2 Comments

What’s going on with May’s weather?

Yet again today, many of us have been dodging the downpours at a time of the year when we’d normally expect the weather to be perking up.

May 15, 2015 No Comments

Any signs of summer yet?

There’s no doubt in any of our minds that May’s weather has so far has been a disappointment. But are there any signs of summer-like warmth soon?

May 11, 2015 1 Comment

Ever wondered how cloudy earth is at any one time?

From the cuteness of a fluffy white cumulus to the scary, menacing aura of a towering dark cumulonimbus, each cloud paints its own picture. But typically, how cloudy is our planet at any one

May 6, 2015 1 Comment

Polling day: will the weather get in the way?

This time round, it seems that predicting the weather will be a much easier job than predicting the outcome of the election, as the party leaders have their last-minute push of campaigning.

May 5, 2015 No Comments

We’ve just had the sunniest April on record

Today, the Met Office announced that we’ve just had the sunniest April on record, with 212 hours of sunshine across the UK – seven hours more than the previous record, set in 1942.

May 1, 2015 1 Comment

Bank holiday weather: 10 things you need to know

The bank holiday is fast approaching and there’s no doubt that the weather will be at the front of our minds when making plans. Here are 10 things you need to know about the bank holiday

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