Liam Dutton on Weather

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

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July 28, 2015 No Comments

Has 2015 really been as windy as you think?

Being a relatively small collection of islands at the eastern end of the Atlantic Ocean, the UK is no stranger to windy weather, exposed to areas of low pressure that rattle in from the west.

However, one of the most frequent questions that I have been asked this year is: has it been a windy year?

One of the groups of people to ask this question most frequently have been members of the cycling community, who notice the wind more acutely than the rest of us, for obvious reasons. (more…)

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July 23, 2015 No Comments

Rain and gales expected. Where has summer gone?

Friday into early Saturday looks unseasonably wet and windy across central, southern and eastern parts of England, to the point where the Met Office has issued a yellow “be aware”

July 15, 2015 No Comments

Earth pictures every 10 minutes from new weather satellite

A powerful new weather satellite has just become operational, bringing amazingly detailed and frequent pictures of earth from space.

July 13, 2015 No Comments

Waving weather fronts: a forecaster’s headache

I forgive you if you’ve read the title of this blog and think that the weatherman is just making up another excuse for rainy weather, but stay with me!

July 10, 2015 No Comments

El Nino’s warmth causing tropical trouble in the Pacific

As I write this, there are no less than six tropical disturbances in the Pacific Ocean basin – ranging from minor tropical depressions, to raging typhoons.

July 2, 2015 1 Comment

Severe thunderstorms strike as heat breaks

Yesterday, the UK experienced its hottest July day on record, with 36.7C (98F) at Heathrow airport in London. But as the heat broke, severe thunderstorms hit northern England and Scotland

July 1, 2015 1 Comment

UK has hottest July day on record

The temperature soared to 34.5C today at Northolt in north west London, making it the hottest day of the year so far and the hottest day in the UK since 2006.

June 30, 2015 No Comments

UK heatwave: 10 things you need to know

Our first proper burst of summer heat is about to arrive. How hot will it get and for how long?

June 25, 2015 4 Comments

30C summer heat possible next week

The lack of warmth so far this summer may be compensated by a sizzling start to July, with hints from weather computer models that temperatures will soar for a time next week.

June 24, 2015 No Comments

Will you see the northern lights expected tonight?

Another coronal mass ejection from the sun has sent more charged particles our way, with another showing of the northern lights expected during Wednesday night.

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