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Do We Need To Name Our Heatwaves?

This week has seen record temperatures set in parts of the UK, railways disrupted by extreme heat, and well-being fears for the elderly as we experience a genuine summer heat wave. Researchers at the London School of Economics have responded … Continue reading

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New Storm Names For 2018

After last weekend’s experience of the wind and rain of the first major storms of this autumn, I thought it would be a good time to check out the new list of storm names issued by the Met Office and … Continue reading

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Come On Aileen – First UK Storm Of The Season

The recent hurricane activity in the USA and the Caribbean has provided geography teachers with some really interesting materials to work with in their classrooms, but perhaps now it time to look at weather conditions a bit nearer to home. … Continue reading

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Hallsands Centenary Celebrated This Week

On Thursday of this week (26 January 2017), it will be the centenary of the great storm that destroyed the coastal village of Hallsands in south Devon.  This lost village has featured in many geography lessons, and is one of my favourite … Continue reading

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Storm Angus Is First – Who Is Next?

Our first named winter storm – Storm Angus – passed through last night. Here are the agreed names for future storms in 2016/2017 – let’s hope we don’t get too far down the list! However, we did endure 11 named storms last year!

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Take Cover! Storm Doris Is Coming!

Last autumn, the Met Office ran a pilot project whereby members of the public suggested names for storms that have the potential to cause ‘medium’ or ‘high’ wind impacts on the UK. A new list of names has been compiled using … Continue reading

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Why Do We Name Our Winter Storms?

Storm Imogen had quite an impact on my local area a few weeks ago, and as I await the next storm – which will be named ‘Jake’  – it gave me cause to reflect on the new fashion of giving names to … Continue reading

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