Articles tagged "uk"

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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 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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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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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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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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Future rainfall in UK uplands heavier than present climate predictions, study suggests

Uplands in the UK could see significantly more annual rainfall in the future than what is currently being predicted in national climate models, according to a new study conducted by University of Plymouth research student, Thomas Murphy, along with academics from...

November 17, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Rapidly intensifying storm hits Ireland and UK

Storm Doris rapidly intensified as it moved over Ireland and the United Kingdom Thursday morning, February 23, 2017, bringing powerful winds, heavy rain and snow. As of late afternoon, at least one person has been killed. Doris tracked across Ireland and the United...

February 23, 2017

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World’s largest floating wind farms to power UK homes in few years

The construction of the world's largest floating wind farm has been approved off the coast of Peterhead in Scotland, Scottish Government announced on November 2, 2015. The UK's first floating wind development, Hywind, will be built about 25 km (15.5 miles)...

November 05, 2015

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Record breaking rainfall - sinkholes rapidly appearing across Britain

Extraordinary amounts of rainfall and severe storms that have been battering England and Wales for last two months caused devastating floods and a sharp increase in sinkhole openings. Geologists warn the country should brace for more openings even after the rains

February 18, 2014

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Major Atlantic storm to impact UK - severe weather warnings issued

A major Atlantic storm is set to move across the UK over the next 24 hours (October 27/28, 2013), bringing some heavy rain and very strong winds to parts of England and Wales. There is a chance of some localised surface water flooding. Video credit:

October 27, 2013

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UK experienced its "weirdest" weather on record in the past few months, scientists say

In an article named "UK experiences 'weirdest' weather" environment analyst Roger Harrabin (BBC) states that the driest spring for over a century gave way to the wettest recorded April to June in a dramatic turnaround never documented before. The scientists said

October 20, 2012

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United Kingdom experienced wettest June in recorded history

Last month is officially the United Kingdom's wettest June in over a century. Rainfall throughout the UK last month averaged 145.3 mm (5.72 inches), twice what is typically measured each June. According to the U.K. Met Office,  U.K. never experienced so much

July 04, 2012

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Strong winds and sea surge batter Ireland and UK

A storm north of the United Kingdom brought gale-force winds, chilly rain and rough seas to the Irish Sea, eventually capsizing a ship, the "Swanland" after the seas cracked its hull. High winds and showers will return on Monday when a deep trough sinks into the area.

November 28, 2011

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Former Hurricane Katia hits the U.K.

The Met Office has issued a yellow severe weather warning today for the north of England, Northern Ireland and Scotland before the winds die down tomorrow. The gales, the tail-end of Hurricane Katia, hit Britain yesterday morning, bringing the worst storms since the

September 13, 2011

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Could Hurricane Katia reach Northern Europe

Tropical cyclones are formed mostly between 10 and 30 degrees north and south, but it happens sometimes that they make the trip north to us.According to longrange computer models, Katia could be the most powerful storm to hit the UK in over 300 years! One of the

September 07, 2011