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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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Where Has The Summer Gone? Blame It On The Jet Stream!

Another wet summer – blame it on the jet stream! After a great spell of sunny weather in late May and June, the summer holidays have been a real disappointment so far. As a geographer, you may be asked to … Continue reading

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Weather Resources For the Classroom

http://www.metlink.org/ There are some great resources on this site for teaching weather and climate at both primary and secondary level – worth exploring. I particularly like this ‘cloud wheel’ to assist identification of cloud formations: Download a copy for yourself … Continue reading

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Otto Is Here – Who Will Be Next?

Hurricane Otto has started to cause concern for a number of countries in the Caribbean and Central America. At least four people have already died in Panama in severe weather caused by the approach of the storm, which at present … 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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