Articles tagged "uk weather"

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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

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Snow and below freezing temperatures a day after very heavy rains and widespread floods, UK

Snow has pummelled parts of Wales on November 9, 2019, causing travel disruptions just a day after a heavy downpour hit parts of England, resulting in widespread floods. One woman reportedly died after being swept away by floodwater in Derbyshire. Temperatures have...

November 09, 2019

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Month's worth of rain triggers widespread floods across northern and central England

Widespread floods hit parts of northern and central England following heavy rains on November 7, 2019. The downpour was reportedly equivalent to a month's worth of rain, prompting evacuations to hundreds of residents. According to the Environment Agency, the...

November 08, 2019

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Major floods prompt evacuation and rescues in the UK

The Environment Agency in England has issued more than 250 warnings and alerts in the early hours of Tuesday, October 1, 2019, following torrential rains across parts of the United Kingdom. Major floods caused damaged roads, travel disruptions, and evacuations. In...

October 02, 2019

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After devastating northern Bahamas, remnants of Hurricane "Dorian" expected to merge with Tropical Storm "Gabrielle" and whip the UK

Remnants of Hurricane "Dorian" which previously devastated the Bahamas are predicted to sweep the United Kingdom next week, merging with remnants of yet another tropical system - Tropical Storm "Gabrielle." Dorian, the strongest-ever hurricane to...

September 07, 2019

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Damaging tornado hits Greater Manchester and Cheshire, U.K.

A small tornado swept through parts of Greater Manchester and Cheshire, the United Kingdom at about 17:00 local time on July 19, 2019. The tornado swept across Mobberley, Altrincham and Hale, near Manchester airport, damaging cars and buildings. Power outages were...

July 20, 2019

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'Sudden microburst' of snow and hail causes multi-vehicle crash in Lancashire, U.K.

A sudden hail and snow storm caused a multi-vehicle collision in Lancashire, NW England, U.K. shortly before 21:00 UTC on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. According to Lancashire Police, 24 vehicles were involved in the pile-up which took place on M55 shortly before 21:00...

April 03, 2019

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Severe floods hit England's Yorkshire, U.K.

Severe flooding hit Yorkshire, England, U.K. on March 16 and 17, 2019 after parts of the region saw more than half of their monthly rainfall average in just 24 hours. Firefighters worked through the night to save Calderdale and Huddersfield after massively swollen...

March 17, 2019

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Storm "Gareth" hits Iceland, Ireland and UK with very heavy rain and strong winds

A strong storm named Gareth by the Met Eireann will cross to the north of the Ireland and UK on Tuesday, March 12 into Wednesday, March 13, 2019, bringing very heavy rain and strong winds. The center of the storm is passing south of Iceland where extreme wind gusts...

March 12, 2019

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UK's warmest winter day on record

With three sites exceeding 20 °C (68 °F) on February 25, the United Kingdom has officially recorded its warmest winter day on record, the UK Met Office reports. The highest temperature was recorded at Trawsgoed, Ceredigion, Wales at 20.6 °C (69.08...

February 26, 2019

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UK Met Office: Colder weather on the way as a result of Sudden Stratospheric Warming

Following the occasional colder snap so far this winter, there are now signs that cold winter weather resulting from a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) is on the way for the UK, the UK Met Office said January 11, 2019. Sudden stratospheric warming started around...

January 11, 2019

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'Unprecedented' sandstorm hits Thurso, Scotland

A severe storm hit Scotland on January 7, 2019, producing what Thurso locals described as 'unprecedented' sandstorm. According to residents, until a few months ago, the sand never made its way into the town, not even during the worst storms. However, a...

January 09, 2019

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4 months' worth of rain in 6 hours floods southern France, death toll in Europe rises to 31

At least 27 people have been killed in Europe over the past couple of days after a series of intense storms swept over the region dumping extremely heavy rain. 12 people died in Spain's Mallorca, 1 in Italy, at least 15 in France and 3 in the UK. More than 230...

October 14, 2018

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Storm Ali leaves 2 dead in its wake as Storm Bronagh threatens Ireland and UK, third storm expected on Saturday

Just one day after Storm Ali left two people dead and more than 140 000 homes without power, the second named storm of the season - Bronagh - threatens southern Ireland and central and southern Britain with strong winds and squally rain today and tomorrow, September...

September 20, 2018

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Violent thunderstorms produce more than 400 000 lightning strikes in 48 hours, Europe

Severe thunderstorms swept through most of Europe on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 2018, producing more than 400 000 lightning strikes. One person was killed in Britain and another seriously injured in Germany. A violent electrical storm swept over the UK late...

May 28, 2018

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Violent electrical storm hits UK, producing more than 60 000 lightning strikes in a day

A violent electrical storm swept over the UK on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 2018, producing up to 60 000 lightning strikes in 24 hours. Meteorologists said temperatures on Saturday reached 27 °C (80.6 °F) before violent thunderstorm struck around...

May 28, 2018

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Bitterly cold with severe weather warnings for widespread snow and freezing rain, UK

"This is looking like being one of the coldest periods we have had in the UK for a number of years with almost anywhere at risk of seeing snow over the next few days," the UK Met Office said February 27, 2018. Amber and Yellow National Severe Weather...

February 27, 2018

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Storm Georgina hits Scotland with heavy rain, gusts up to 225 km/h (140 mph)

A rapidly developing low pressure system, named Storm Georgina by the UK Met Office, swept eastwards over northern Scotland on January 24, 2018, before moving out into the North Sea and Norway. Early analysis shows that a sting jet could have formed over the sea...

January 25, 2018

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Major storm hits northern Europe with hurricane-force winds, at least 10 killed

A powerful windstorm swept over northern Europe on January 18, 2018, killing at least 10 people. Officials in the Netherlands reported winds up to 120 km/h (74 mph) and gusts to 140 km/h (87 mph) at the height of the storm while Germany saw winds up to 203 km/h (126...

January 18, 2018

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Storm Eleanor hits UK with gusts up to 160 km/h (100 mph)

More than 22 000 homes across Northern Ireland and 2 000 in England and Wales lost power after Storm Eleanor crashed into the British Isles late Tuesday, January 2 and into January 3, 2018. As of early Wednesday morning, two people sustained injuries after powerful...

January 03, 2018

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Storm Eleanor to hit Ireland, UK and France with powerful winds, thundery rain

Winter Storm Eleanor is heading toward Ireland, United Kingdom and France today. Very severe and damaging gusts, heavy and locally thundery rain as well as very high seas are expected late Tuesday, January 2 into January 3, 2018. Status Yellow wind and rain warnings...

January 02, 2018

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Series of Atlantic storms to hit Ireland and UK, Storm Dylan first

A series of low-pressure systems are expected to affect Ireland and the United Kingdom over the next couple of days. The first one is a rapidly strengthening Storm "Dylan," expected to track northeastwards close to Connacht and Ulster coasts of Ireland on...

December 30, 2017

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Heavy snow, subfreezing temperatures disrupt traffic across UK

Hundreds of schools are closed across the United Kingdom today, December 11, 2017, in the wake of Storm Caroline which moved away from British Isles December 8 toward Scandinavia. Caroline allowed cold arctic air to move in and cover the UK with bitterly cold...

December 11, 2017

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Storm Caroline to hit Scotland with heavy rain and powerful winds, UK

Storm Caroline is expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds to parts of northern and western Scotland on Thursday morning, December 7, 2017. Snow is expected across much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and parts of northern and western England. The UK Met...

December 06, 2017

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Cumbria in chaos as floods close roads and schools, strand vehicles

Heavy rain hit parts of northern England on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, causing traffic chaos and closing schools. The worst hit so far is Cumbria county. Traffic across Cumbria was brought to a standstill Wednesday afternoon after heavy rain flooded roads,...

November 22, 2017

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Storm Brian undergoing explosive cyclogenesis before reaching Ireland and UK

An intense low-pressure system that is forecast to affect Ireland and southern Britain on Saturday, October 21 has been named as Storm Brian by Met Éireann, the Irish National Meteorological Service. Before it makes landfall, the system is undergoing...

October 20, 2017

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Models suggest significant windstorm is about to hit Ireland and UK

A new tropical depression may strengthen into a strong storm to hurricane force cyclone as it crosses the Atlantic and approaches Ireland and the United Kingdom over the next couple of days. "GFS and ECMWF model guidance is currently in good agreement on the...

October 19, 2017

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Met Eireann: Hurricane "Ophelia" will be the most severe weather event since 1961

Hurricane "Ophelia" will be the most severe weather event to hit Ireland since Hurricane "Debbie" hit in 1961, resulting in 15 deaths, Met Eireann, the Irish National Meteorological Service warns. Ophelia is expected to be near the southwest tip...

October 15, 2017

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Storm "Aileen" has officially been named, severe gales expected in central UK

The UK Met Office has officially named the first storm of the 2017/18 season on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, as a deepening area of low pressure is expected to cross the UK on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, September 13, bringing severe gales to central parts...

September 12, 2017