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  1. Category 4 Major Hurricane Patricia bearing down on Mexico, this is an incredibly dangerous Eastern Pacific hurricane.

    1. Daniel*


      will it affect populated areas?

    2. solarcycle


      Mexico is a populous nation so that would be a definite yes.

  2. The Philippines look very much in danger from Super Typhoon Hagupit. my thoughts go out to everyone in the path of this monster :(

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    2. lassie23


      Hope people will get evacuated to safety if possible!

    3. karyo


      Such a disaster a year ago and now this?

    4. Sainsbo


      Up to 180mph now and the JTWC expect it to peak with windspeeds equal to Haiyan. Yikes.

  3. Major Hurricane Odile, the strongest landfall on Baja California since Olivia in 1967. A detailed account in the Odile thread from a chaser who rode out the storm in a hotel in Cabo San Lucas.

  4. The East Pacific's first tropical storm of the 2014 season is certainly putting on a show, will likely become a hurricane very soon. Amanda looks set to become a beauty, thankfully it should affect land.

  5. Blooming eck the models are depressing tonight. It's not even the lack of cold (I don't mind that too much), it's the stuck in a rut pattern. Looks like mild, dull and thoroughly boring weather coming up :(

  6. First airfrost of the season this morning, -1.2C

    1. Eugene


      About bloody time

  7. Super Typhoon Haiyan, the most intense typhoon I have ever personally tracked. an absolutely stunning sight. I just wish it wasn't on course for the Philippines :(

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    2. wimblettben


      This is getting interesting for me now. I'm certain the strongest ever recorded had sustained winds of 215mph but this was from a long time ago so may be inaccurate anyway.

    3. Somerset Squall

      Somerset Squall

      Yes, most likely. You are referring to Nancy, but they often used flight level winds then which are stronger than the surface so the 215mph is probably false.

    4. Mapantz


      I remember watching an old prog on Discovery about typhoon paka, they said on there that winds of 235mph had been recorded on Guam but it blew away the anemometer, so it could not be verified. :s

  8. A fairly rare meteorological phenomenon is set to unfold in the Western Pacific, a Fujiwara Intreraction is expected between two tropical cyclones. One of the cyclones is expected to orbit round the other and eventually be absorbed.

  9. Deary me the weather is boring at the moment. Hate it when it's like this...

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    2. gottolovethisweather


      and yeah, sunny with passing fair-weather clouds

    3. Eugene


      That's summer for you, not much happening at all weather wise or anything else, things pick up the 17th when the EPL starts and September onwards :)

    4. Bottesford


      House temps better this morning as sun is out although will cool later when sun moves round.

      Sept 17th? About when I loose interest in weather for the most part...

  10. Loves how the rain seems to be avoiding my area, at long last mother nature seems to be in a good mood lol

    1. lindy2017


      we had loads of rain last night justlooked out window this morn and weve got snow 1350asl

  11. Really feel for the people of Mindanao and the other Southern Philippine Islands, who have a solid cat 5 Super Typhoon bearing down on them :(

    1. karyo


      I bet you it will get a brief mention in the news. If it was heading for the US we would hear about it all day!

    2. Somerset Squall

      Somerset Squall

      Too true. This one has the potential to be far more deadly than Sandy was too.

  12. Cut off from civilisation for a week now, and looks like it will be another week at least before my village stops being an island. Going a little crazy to say the least lol

    1. Aaron


      Glad I live in the city..

    2. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      Blimey the Somerset levels must have really slow draining rivers, any flooding from the river at home (River Otter) is often gone 12 hours after the rain stops (6 hour lag time to peak flow)

    3. Somerset Squall

      Somerset Squall

      Yeah they do, our local river is still on a flood warning, and they can't pump the water away till its fallen

  13. Now THAT was a squall line. Roads to rivers in seconds!

    1. Andy Bown

      Andy Bown

      Definitely, glad I wasn't driving here between 19.20-19.30!

    2. Somerset Squall

      Somerset Squall

      My dad was. He said he had to stop as he could not see a thing because of the rain!

  14. Oh not again: "Tuesday, cloudy, mild and breezy with patchy rain or drizzle, mainly on hills and coasts. Drier and perhaps brighter on Wednesday, before cloudy conditions return during Thursday as winds ease." YAWN! Please please please give me some interesting weather!!

    1. Somerset Squall

      Somerset Squall

      I really regret saying this now...

  15. Getting impatient now, fed up of this gloom!! Still not a single glimpse of the sun this week :(

  16. I don't think I saw one cloud today :)

  17. The Atlantic hurricane season has started 13 days early with the formation of TS Alberto!

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    2. karyo


      Because then we can see the full force of nature. A fish is only good for generating waves!

    3. Aaron


      Why do people want to chase tornadoes for when they are far more destructive than hurricanes? They're an interesting weather event to enjoy from a distance, and one day I would even like to be in one, just once. Either way, many Floridians are hoping for an active hurricane season this year to relieve the drought situation.

    4. karyo


      It's true Aaron, tropical systems often bring relief to drought prone areas.

  18. had some really lively hailstorms today, STILL no thunder though!!

  19. -1.2C already, it feels like we have had more frosts this Spring than in Winter lol

    1. Eugene


      lol yes you're correct, morning of April 16th gave rural areas of the midlands their coldest night for over a year, perhaps only the early feb cold spell beat it

  20. 2.6mm of rain yesterday. These rainy spells continue to fail to deliver!

    1. Dorsetbred


      Your lucky we received 0.5mm in Poole

    2. karyo


      The southerly tracking lows will bring a lot more next week. No problems with drought here.

  21. -0.1C last night, probably up to 20C today. Cloudless skies, love this weather!

  22. Do I see brightness?!

    1. Somerset Squall
    2. Eugene


      lol not here either, only a few hours of weak sunshine here since last sunday

    3. I Cumbria Marra I

      I Cumbria Marra I

      first time iv seen the sun for about a week!

  23. The dense fog didn't even lift yesterday and became so dense last night that driving was very tricky. Don't see it lifting today either.

    1. Eugene


      Yes and another murky high looking likely for next week

    2. Somerset Squall

      Somerset Squall

      Fog didn't show even the slightest sign of clearing today. Murky is an understatement lol. Visability is zero at the moment.

  24. Wouldn't mind a proper gale soon

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    2. Aaron


      Yeah, it's been quiet.. too quiet

    3. Evening thunder

      Evening thunder

      Most of December's gales missed this area too, though the 5th Jan was pretty blowy here

    4. Alex95


      no more than 50mph gusts here on the 5th Jan.

  25. -9C two nights in a row, not bad! When the rain arrives later it's going to be like an ice rink!

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