Liam Dutton on Weather

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

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April 15, 2014 No Comments

El Nino event possible in coming months

Today, the World Meteorological Organization issued a press release that detailed the possible onset of an El Nino event in the coming months.

El Nino is a naturally occurring ocean-atmosphere phenomenon that is characterised by unusually warm surface water temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific.

It is important because it has a significant impact on the climate in may parts of the world, with a warming influence on global temperatures.  (more…)

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April 14, 2014 No Comments

Will the spring sunshine continue for Easter weekend?

With most schools in the UK having finished for the Easter holidays, there will no doubt be lots of parents wondering what this week and the forthcoming bank holiday will deliver.

April 11, 2014 No Comments

Tropical Cyclone Ita slams into northern Queensland

Today (late-Friday local time), Tropical Cyclone Ita slammed into the north Queensland coast, making landfall near Cape Flattery.

April 10, 2014 No Comments

Fine weather expected for London Marathon

It’s that time of year when tens of thousands of people get ready to take place in the annual London Marathon – an event that attracts lots of spectators to the streets, to cheers

April 8, 2014 No Comments

Tropical troublemakers heading for Australia and the Philippines

Two tropical troublemakers are heading for Australia and the Philippines in the next few days, threatening heavy rain, strong winds and flooding.

April 1, 2014 1 Comment

Saharan dust travelling towards the UK – video

The Met Office has released a video that combines a number satellite images, showing the plume of dust being lifted up over the Sahara and blown towards the UK.

March 31, 2014 3 Comments

Saharan dust falls across the UK

Saharan dust? Here in the UK? Really? Well, if you see a thin layer of dust on your car in the coming days, that is what it could be.

March 26, 2014 1 Comment

Spring warmth to return this weekend

This weekend will see spring warmth return to our shores, with warmer air feeding in from the continent.

March 24, 2014 No Comments

What drives heavy spring showers?

Cumulonimbus clouds and heavy showers are common during spring in the UK, but why?

March 21, 2014 No Comments

Clouds and the man who named them

Often admired as they drift across the sky, clouds come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, with each type associated with a particular type of weather.

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