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Jo Farrow

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  1. Cyclones, Hurricanes and Typhoons are huge low pressures with damaging winds, torrential rain and catastrophic storm surge. Who names them, what are the different wind categories and world centres. Read more here
  2. Hurricane force winds around the deep Atlantic low which will bring strong winds and coastal gales to Ireland and the UK on Friday, continuing for Scotland on Saturday. Yellow warnings for Ireland and Northern Ireland at the moment.
  3. Hottest day of the year so far with 28.2C in Suffolk on Weds 20th. Not up to the all-time May record of 32.8C. Lightning overnight for SW Britain. And Cyclone Amphan hits Kolkata Read more here
  4. The warmth is building with much of the UK into the twenties Celsius by Wednesday, 28C forecast for London. Thursday brings torrential rain and thunderstorm risk before a deep low with gales on Friday. Read more here
  5. Cyclone Amphan - Super Cyclonic Storm in the Bay of Bengal - Blog by Jo Farrow WWW.NETWEATHER.TV Super Cyclone Amphan is moving northwards in the Bay of Bengal. A monster storm in a vulnerable region.
  6. Super Cyclone Amphan is moving northwards in the Bay of Bengal. A monster storm in a vulnerable region. Read more here
  7. The scale for intensity in the Bay of Bengal moves from (Named) cyclonic storm (cs) to severe cs, very severe cs, extremely severe cs and top level Super Cyclonic storm. which is mentioned for Amphan. JTWC has 130kt sustained winds and 160kt gusts in the forecast https://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html "NUMERICAL MODEL GUIDANCE IS IN FAIR AGREEMENT. NAVGEM IS A SLIGHT WESTERN OUTLIER AND GALWEM AND THE UKMET ENSEMBLE MEAN ARE SLIGHT EASTERN OUTLIERS. THE JTWC TRACK FORECAST FOLLOWS CONSENSUS THROUGH TAU 72 WITH FAIR CONFIDENCE."
  8. Cyclone Amphan is forecast to intensify from Extremely Severe cyclonic storm to Super cyclonic storm today. The highest catefory for the Bay of Bengal (BoB). Indian Met Dept have increased their storm surge forecast 3 to 5 metres now for Western Bengal and Bangladesh. Storms usually occur in this region in April/May and October to mid December.
  9. I've tried to collate lots of the Atlantic data and add in records from recent years. Atlantic Hurricanes: Your complete guide - Blog by Jo Farrow WWW.NETWEATHER.TV Atlantic hurricanes; the strongest, deadliest, costliest and earliest or latest? We'll take a look at some of the extreme hurricanes in history and some that have come close to the UK.
  10. Atlantic hurricanes; the strongest, deadliest, costliest and earliest or latest? We'll take a look at some of the extreme hurricanes in history and some that have come close to the UK. Read more here
  11. NHC "1. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for a portion of the North Carolina coast. Tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rains are expected there on Monday. 2. Dangerous coastal surf conditions and rip currents are expected to spread northward along the southeast U.S. coast to the mid-Atlantic states during the next couple of days. "
  12. inferring that it is well out at sea and not going to bother anyone, probably for most of it's life or just at this time?
  13. Can you define "fish-spinner" in relation to tropical storms?
  14. April 2020 was the sunniest on record for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the UK as a whole. The rain at the end of the month brought an end to the overall warm and dry theme. Read more here
  15. A round up of the UK's weather records. Covering rain, wind, high and low temperatures, air pressure and other meteorological phenomenon. Read more here
  16. Week six off school with events camping out in the garden this week. It's a bit chilly with rain and showers but you just need to Be Prepared. Read more here
  17. Headlines stating that air pollution is down seem like a glimmer of good news in the never-ending COVID19 news outpourings, but this is not the whole story. NO2 levels are lower, PM and O3 are not. Read more here
  18. UK VIDEO forecast : After weeks with hardly any rain and plenty of dry fuel on the ground, wildfire numbers are increasing and fighting them is drawing the Fire & Rescue teams from other roles Read more here
  19. Scouts and Guides have had many weather badges over the years, such as the Meteorologist Activity Badge. Have a go in lockdown, as you record two weeks of weather observations. Read more here
  20. Lenticular clouds are often mistaken for UFOs or spaceships. Formed downwind of high ground as air undulates in mountain waves they are usually Altocumulus, sometimes Cirrocumulus. Read more here
  21. Changes in the weather world as observations reduce from aircraft and on land in the time of global pandemic. Less initial data to input into the computer models. AMDAR AIREP Read more here
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