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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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Using Live River Flow Data to Investigate Storm Abigail

After following the progress of Storm Abigail – our first weather system to be given a name – track across the UK this weekend, I decided to take a closer look at some of the river systems in the north … Continue reading

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UK’s First Named Storm Is Here!

Britain’s first official named storm – Abigail – will hit on Thursday bringing 80mph winds to the north of the UK as a deep low pressure system moves across the Atlantic. It is a landmark for UK forecasting, representing the … Continue reading

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