Articles tagged "uk weather"

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Storm Evert to hit southern UK with unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain

A low pressure system approaching the United Kingdom on Thursday, July 29, 2021, has been named Storm Evert by the UK Met Office. This is the UK's first storm to be named in July. The storm will bring some high winds, particularly along the northern coast of...

July 29, 2021

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Flash floods after 2 months' worth of rain hit eastern England in just 2 hours

Heavy rainfall hit eastern England on July 9, 2021, causing traffic-disrupting flash floods and damaging homes and businesses. According to Weatherquest forecaster Dan Holley, parts of Norwich received 50 mm (1.9 inches) of rain, while Peterborough registered as...

July 12, 2021

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Severe thunderstorm, unconfirmed tornado hits Barking, east London, UK

A severe storm brought heavy rain and an unconfirmed tornado to Barking, east London around 19:00 LT on June 25, 2021. There are no reports of any casualties but the damage is significant. According to local media reports, the storm damaged the roofs of dozens of...

June 26, 2021

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Unseasonal snow and exceptional cold hit parts of UK following frostiest April

Parts of the UK saw unseasonal snow and exceptional cold beginning Tuesday, May 5, 2021. The wintry weather conditions came following the frostiest April on record, in which the country also saw the lowest average minimum temperatures since 1922. Snow began falling...

May 07, 2021

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UK records coldest April since 1922 and frostiest since 1960

The Met Office has confirmed that last month was the UK's coldest April since 1922. The chilly weather was accompanied by air and ground frosts, making the country record its frostiest April since 1960 when precise record-keeping began. Despite the cold and...

May 03, 2021

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UK hit by frostiest April on record, farmers and growers reporting considerable damage

Provisional records for April 2021 show the United Kingdom has experienced the most air frosts since records began in 1960, the UK Met Office reported Tuesday, April 27, 2021. This month has already seen an average of 13 days of air frosts for the country, with many...

April 28, 2021

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Mass disruption after 'extreme freeze' hits the U.K.

Snow and icy conditions are set to cause further disruptions across the United Kingdom after the deepest "extreme freeze" in a decade hit the country, causing mass cancelations of classes, businesses, and travel services. On Thursday, February 11, 2021,...

February 11, 2021

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Scotland records coldest night in UK since 2010 as extreme cold snap continues

An extreme cold snap is ongoing in Scotland, which has brought record temperatures, heavy snowfall, and triggered severe weather warnings until Friday, February 12, 2021. On Tuesday, February 9, the coldest night in the UK since 2010 was recorded in the Scottish...

February 10, 2021

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Major snowstorm hits Netherlands, Germany and UK

Dutch authorities declared a rare 'code red' emergency for the entire country on Sunday, February 7, 2021, as a severe snowstorm, named Darcy by their meteorologists, hit parts of western Europe. This was the first major snowstorm to hit the Netherlands...

February 08, 2021

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Rare thundersnow impacts wide swaths of UK

Heavy snow has fallen in wide swaths of the UK as a rare thunderstorm hit the country on Sunday, January 24, 2021, blanketing roads along with loud bangs and wintry showers. Residents woke up to a blanket of snow and loud thunderstorms that struck Wales, London, and...

January 25, 2021

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Thousands evacuated as Storm Christoph hits UK with disruptive snow and historic flooding

Around 2 300 homes have been evacuated overnight Thursday, January 21, 2021, amid widespread flooding and dangerous snow across parts of the United Kingdom brought by Storm Christoph. The storm prompted more than 200 flood warnings, with five of them severe, and has...

January 21, 2021

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Storm Christoph to bring widespread flooding to parts of UK and Ireland, major incident declared

Storm Christoph is forecast to bring widespread flooding and multiple hazards to parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland this week. A major incident has been declared in South Yorkshire as the combination of heavy rain and snowmelt led to a "volatile...

January 19, 2021

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Storm Bella hits Europe, leaving tens of thousands without power

Storm Bella struck parts of Northwestern Europe on Sunday, December 27, 2020, leaving more than 55 000 households without electricity in its wake. More than 21 000 homes lost access to power in the UK, around 34 000 in the east and central France, and around 1 500...

December 28, 2020

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Storm Bella to bring severe winds and flooding to parts of UK on Boxing Day

Storm Bella is set to slam parts of the UK with severe gales and flooding rain on Boxing Day through Sunday morning, December 26 to 27. The Met Office has issued several yellow warnings for much of the country, while amber warnings are in place for parts of England...

December 25, 2020

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Heavy rain triggers floods and landslides in parts of UK

Floods and landslides hit parts of the UK over the weekend after more than half a month's worth of rain fell in a period of 24 hours-- up to 138 mm (5.4 inches) of rain was recorded in Devon, which usually sees up to 250 mm (9.8 inches) of rain for the month of...

December 21, 2020

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Storm Aiden brings high waves and heavy rains to UK and Ireland

Storm Aiden hit the UK and Ireland on Saturday, October 31, 2020, bringing high waves, strong winds, and heavy downpours. As a result of the severe weather, seacrafts capsized or broke down, prompting the rescue of several people on board. Up to 8 000 homes and...

November 02, 2020

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Remnants of Hurricane "Epsilon" to bring heavy rain, high waves, and strong winds to UK and Ireland

The remains of Hurricane "Epsilon" are set to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the UK, prompting the Met Office to issue yellow weather warnings across parts of the west of England from Thursday to Friday, October 29 to 30, 2020. The system is merging...

October 27, 2020

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Intense hailstorm and tornado hit West Yorkshire, England

A severe thunderstorm brought hail and tornado to West Yorkshire, England, on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Parts of the county were 10 cm (4 inches) deep in ice or sleet as accumulated hail blanketed roads. According to Met Desk, there was a possible supercell in...

September 25, 2020

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Bread prices to rise after extreme weather causes UK's worst wheat harvest in 40 years

The UK's worst wheat harvest in 40 years is set to cause a price hike in flour and bread, the agricultural industry warned. Due to last autumn's heavy rains, only 40 percent of the usual amount of wheat crop was planted, while this year's wild weather...

August 27, 2020

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Storm Francis brings flood, damaging rainfall and record-breaking winds to UK and Ireland

Storm Francis hit parts of the UK and Ireland on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, bringing heavy rains and flooding that damaged hundreds of properties, prompted dozens of rescues, and left two people missing. The Met Office confirmed that the storm also brought...

August 26, 2020

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Storm Ellen brings record winds and heavy rain to parts of Ireland and UK

Storm Ellen brought winds as strong as a Category 1 hurricane and heavy rains to parts of the UK and Ireland through Wednesday night, August 19, 2020, leaving nearly 200 000 properties without power. Winds up to 180 km/h (112 mph) were reported off the coast of...

August 21, 2020

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Storm Ellen named, forecast to hit Ireland and UK with disruptive winds and heavy rain

The Irish Meteorological Service -- Met Éireann -- named Storm Ellen on Tuesday evening, August 18, 2020. Ellen formed over the Atlantic Ocean -- fuelled by the remnants of Hurricane "Kyle" -- and is forecast to bring disruptive and potentially...

August 19, 2020

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Severe thunderstorms hit Scotland, leaving three people dead

Severe thunderstorms struck many parts of central and eastern Scotland, resulting in flash flooding and disruptions, as well as a major incident declaration in Fife where a month's worth of rain fell in hours. On Wednesday, August 12, torrential rain caused a...

August 13, 2020

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Multiple landslides block A83 at Rest and Be Thankful - Scotland, U.K.

Multiple landslides blocked the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful, Scotland, after heavy rainfall on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Officials started clearing operations on Wednesday, August 5, although initial visual assessments indicate that there is still movement on the...

August 05, 2020

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Homes destroyed after intense thunderstorms and nearly a month's worth of rain in just 3 hours, UK

Intense thunderstorms spawned lightning strikes that destroyed a number of houses across England as the North West, East Midlands, and South West received up to 50 mm (2 inches) of rain over three hours on June 16, 2020. It was almost equivalent to the entire...

June 20, 2020

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February 2020 sets a new UK record for February rainfall in a series stretching back to 1862

February 2020 is the wettest February for the United Kingdom since record-keeping started in 1862. The record comes after powerful storms Ciara, Dennis, and Jorge dumped 44% of the month's rainfall, smashing the previous record set in 1990. Last month was also...

March 05, 2020

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Storm Jorge lashes flood-hit parts of Ireland and UK after wettest February on record

Flood-stricken areas in the UK and Ireland faced further disruptions after Storm Jorge brought heavy downpour and strong winds on February 29, 2020. Amid the extremes, the Met Office also announced that the UK just saw its wettest February on record and fifth...

March 02, 2020

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Widespread flooding persists in Ireland and UK, another strong storm to hit western Europe this weekend

Widespread flooding due to prolonged heavy rain continues to impact parts of the UK and Ireland, leading to evacuations and prompting the Met Office to issue warnings and alerts on Friday, February 28, 2020. The conditions are expected to worsen as another storm is...

February 28, 2020

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Storm Dennis enters history books as the second-strongest North Atlantic extratropical cyclone, causes major flooding in the United Kingdom

Storm Dennis hit several western European countries over the weekend with very heavy rain and hurricane-force winds. Minimum central air pressure of 920 hPa was recorded on Saturday, February 15, making it the second-strongest North Atlantic extratropical cyclone...

February 17, 2020

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Powerful Storm Dennis set to batter northern Europe just days after Ciara

A new powerful storm named Dennis by the U.K. Met Office is set to hit northern Europe over the weekend-- just a couple of days after Storm Ciara slammed several countries in the northwest, claiming lives of 8 people and leaving nearly 1 million homes without power....

February 13, 2020

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Powerful windstorm wreaks havoc across northwestern Europe, causes widespread disruption and flooding

A powerful windstorm, named Ciara by the UK Met Office, hit Ireland and the United Kingdom on Saturday, February 8, 2020, and parts of Northwestern Europe on Sunday, bringing very strong winds and heavy rain. Ciara caused widespread disruptions, travel chaos, and...

February 10, 2020

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Storm Ciara on course to bring heavy rain and damaging winds across Ireland and U.K.

A storm system developing in the North Atlantic is expected to bring very strong winds and heavy rain across Ireland and the entire United Kingdom through the end of the weekend. The UK Met Office named it Ciara on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. This is the third...

February 06, 2020

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London records highest atmospheric pressure in more than 300 years, UK

With 1 049.6 hPa registered at Heathrow Airport Sunday into Monday, January 19 to 20, 2020, London has set its new atmospheric pressure record -- the highest since records began in 1692. The barometer reached 1 049.6 hPa overnight, breaking the previous record of 1...

January 22, 2020

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Storm Brendan - Powerful windstorm hits Ireland and UK, leaving more than 100 000 customers without power

A huge and powerful extra-tropical cyclone - named Brendan - hit parts of the UK and Ireland on Monday, January 13, 2020, leading to school closures and power outages to more than 100 000 homes and businesses. Met Eireann has issued an orange warning for entire...

January 14, 2020

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Tornado tears through Surrey, damaging at least 26 homes and 13 cars, UK

A tornado battered the town of Chertsey in Surrey County, South East England, on Saturday, December 21, 2019, damaging homes and properties. More than 90 flood warnings remain in place across southern England where areas have already been soaked by showers, the...

December 22, 2019

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Flash floods batter Devon and Cornwall, southwest England

Heavy rain and gale-force winds battered the Devon and Cornwall counties in southwestern England on December 18, 2019, knocking down trees and sparking floods that led to road closures. Several vehicles have become stranded on the A303 in Newcott, Devon. The...

December 19, 2019

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Storm "Atiyah" brings widespread disruptions across Ireland and UK

Storm "Atiyah" hit Ireland and the United Kingdom on Sunday, December 8, 2019, bringing high winds, rough seas, and heavy rains across the region. Widespread traffic disruptions and power outages were reported. ​The bad weather continued into Monday and...

December 10, 2019

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Severe weather warnings up as Storm Atiyah heads toward Ireland and the UK

Met Eireann issued Orange and Yellow weather warnings as Storm Atiyah is set to strike the country on Sunday, December 8, 2019. The Met Office has warned that massive waves, travel and power disruptions, flooding, and damages to properties are likely. Atiyah is the...

December 06, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Sebastien" racing toward Azores, Ireland and UK

Tropical Storm "Sebastien" or its remnants are forecast to bring gusty winds and rain to portions of the Azores later today and tonight, November 24 and 25, 2019. After that, whatever is left of the storm will continue on its way toward Ireland and the...

November 24, 2019

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1 200 evacuated, 147 warnings posted as severe weather batters UK

About 1 200 homes have been evacuated in South Yorkshire due to severe flooding across England on Thursday, November 14, 2019. 147 warnings have been posted by the Environment Agency in which prompt action is required. Almost 50 mm (2 inches) of rain fell within a...

November 15, 2019