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

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…

Flash floods batter Devon and Cornwall, southwest England

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…

Storm “Atiyah” brings widespread disruptions across Ireland and UK

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…

Tropical Storm “Sebastien” racing toward Azores, Ireland and UK

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…

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

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…

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

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…

UK’s warmest winter day on record

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…