Liam Dutton on Weather

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July 22, 2014 No Comments

Typhoon Matmo threatens Taiwan with flash floods

Taiwan is bracing itself for Typhoon Matmo to strike on Tuesday night (local time), giving damaging gusts of wind, torrential rain and a storm surge at the coast.

The combination of all these weather elements will bring a significant threat of damage and disruption as the storm moves across the island, before heading on to reach the coast of south east China 24 hours later.

In preparation for the storm, the Taiwanese military is collecting and distributing sandbags to guard against the expected flooding.  (more…)

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July 21, 2014 No Comments

Heat and humidity to return this week

After thunderstorms and flash flooding at the weekend, the heat will return this week, with some places reaching 30C by Thursday.

July 18, 2014 1 Comment

Severe thunderstorm warning as heatwave breaks

Severe thunderstorms are expected tonight and through Saturday, as the heatwave breaks, bringing the threat of some severe weather across the UK.

July 16, 2014 No Comments

Expected heatwave triggers heat-health alert

In response to the arrival of hot weather in the coming days, the Met Office today issued a level 2 heat-health alert for the Midlands and eastern parts of England.

July 11, 2014 3 Comments

A brief burst of heat may bring 30C next week

So far this summer, nowhere in the UK has reached a temperature of 30C (86F). However, that may change next week, with a brief burst of heat and humidity from Spain.

July 7, 2014 1 Comment

Rare noctilucent clouds light up the sky

Last night delivered a spectacular showing of noctilucent clouds in the sky above the UK, leading to a flurry of tweets this morning, asking me what they are.

July 3, 2014 1 Comment

Hailstorm blocks roads in northern Spain

Amazing footage shows a hailstorm that hit town of Almazan, just outside the city of Soria in northern Spain on Wednesday, blocking roads. But how can it hail when it’s hot?

July 1, 2014 No Comments

First Atlantic hurricane of season expected this week

The south east coast of the US is closely watching a tropical depression off the east coast of Florida that is likely to become the first Atlantic hurricane of the season this week.

June 25, 2014 No Comments

Heavy showers this weekend: wellies galore at Glastonbury

June so far has seen high pressure grace our shores for much of the time, giving lots of settled weather, warmth and pleasant spells of summer sunshine. However, that is about to change.

June 23, 2014 No Comments

Glastonbury 2014 weather: don’t forget your wellies!

So far, June has generally graced our shores with high pressure, giving many of us warmth and sunshine for the first summer month. But rain is on the horizon for Glastonbury later this week.

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