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Chaos warning as 70mph ‘weather bombs’ sweep in

 

FIERCE Atlantic storms – known to experts as “weather bombs†– are set to bring chaos to Britain this week by unleashing gale-force winds and torrential rain.  As the UK starts the week under a blanket of rain, forecasters warned of even worse to come, with the whole country in the firing line. Further bands of rain and storm-force winds are due to sweep in as the Atlantic rattles in one low pressure system after another. Today, heavy rain will batter most of the UK with the autumnal misery compounded by gusts or severe gales above 70mph in places. More of the same is forecast for tomorrow, before a slight lull on Wednesday and normal service resuming again on Thursday with rain sweeping west to east. The only glimmer of hope in an otherwise washout week is that the weekend offers some improvement with temperatures in the South-east potentially reaching 70F (21C).

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/429792/Chaos-warning-as-70mph-weather-bombs-sweep-in

 

 

All that proves is that the hack at the Daly Express doesn't understand the meaning of the term "weather bomb".

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Soggy Britain to enjoy an Indian summer after storm clears

 

MUCH of Britain faces a battering from wind and rain this week but there is still hope of a late Indian summer, forecasters said yesterday.  A warm spell with temperatures peaking as high as 77F (25C) should return by Friday with up to 10 days of sunshine ahead. The blue skies and sun are predicted to arrive after a week of gloomy weather across England, Scotland and Wales. There was a dismal, grey start across much of the country yesterday with outbreaks of heavy rain and blustery winds. It followed Sunday’s persistent showers with 1.8 inches of rain recorded in Shap, Cumbria, and 2 inches in Cluanie Inn in the Scottish Highlands. Gales of up to 65mph caused trees to fall and block roads in south London, Gloucestershire, Cheshire, the Isle of Wight and Northern Ireland. Ships were battered by 33ft waves off the west coast of Scotland. The Met Office said wind gusts which hit 100mph in the Cairngorms in the Highlands on Sunday, measured up to 65mph yesterday in western and northern Scotland and Northern Ireland. England saw widespread gusts of up to 40mph.

 

 

 Netweather forecaster Paul Michaelwaite said next week was our last crack at summer. He said: “Low pressure will be staying around this week with high pressure building up again for England and Wales next week. “On Friday there should be temperatures of 64F (18C) and then getting warmer over the weekend. It’ll be warm but it won’t be record breaking warm like a few years ago in 2011.†But he added: “Make the most of it as by October it’s headfirst into the cold. It’ll be a shock when we get there.â€

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/430007/Soggy-Britain-to-enjoy-an-Indian-summer-after-storm-clears

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Raises the question do they lose out when it goes wrong?? As for JP his accuracy doesn't seem his strongest points either.

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The Express surpass themselves with superlatives and overkill this time:

 

 

Chaos warning as 70mph ‘weather bombs’ sweep in
 
FIERCE Atlantic storms – known to experts as “weather bombs†– are set to bring chaos to Britain this week by unleashing gale-force winds and torrential rain.
 
As the UK starts the week under a blanket of rain, forecasters warned of even worse to come, with the whole country in the firing line. Further bands of rain and storm-force winds are due to sweep in as the Atlantic rattles in one low pressure system after another. Today, heavy rain will batter most of the UK with the autumnal misery compounded by gusts or severe gales above 70mph in places.
 
More of the same is forecast for tomorrow, before a slight lull on Wednesday and normal service resuming again on Thursday with rain sweeping west to east. The only glimmer of hope in an otherwise washout week is that the weekend offers some improvement with temperatures in the South-east potentially reaching 70F (21C).
 
Last night forecaster Jonathan Powell, of Vantage Weather Services, said: “The weather we have witnessed during the past 24 hours has been more like mid-to-late October. “We have really been thrown into the deep end. “The North-west and west coast are places to avoid with severe gales likely but, to be honest, the whole country is in the firing line.â€
 
The Met Office warned commuters to beware falling trees and blocked roads, with those driving high-sided vehicles urged to take extra care on their journeys. As if the nation needed any reminder that winter is just around the corner, this week’s unsettled temperatures are also likely to herald the first frosts of the season in central England and Wales. Just 10 days ago the mercury measured 86F but today they will struggle to reach 54F. The super-storm experienced by most of the country overnight was caused by high-altitude Atlantic jet stream winds hitting 200mph – almost twice as fast as usual.
 
Over the weekend, autumn’s first severe storm saw winds reach 100mph in the Cairngorms with gusts of 70mph recorded in the north of England. The severe weather warning issued by the Met Office lasts until midnight tonight in the North-west, north Wales and Scotland. Last night Met Office forecaster Tony Burgess said: “This is the first autumn storm and it’s a deep one for September, driven by significant jet stream winds from Canada at up to 200mph, compared with the average 115-135mph.
 
“There will be impacts. Falling trees could be the main problem and could lead to road disruption.â€

 

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/429792/Chaos-warning-as-70mph-weather-bombs-sweep-in

 

Is this really so different to any other years Autumn Atlantic storms?

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An amazing bit of pure bull. Actually I correct that it's extreme over the top journalism. There is a little possibly correct info in there. Dunno if Cairngorms got 100mph but some places in the north west certainly hit 70mph. The weekend coming does look warm. The last two days average temps here have been under 9c so which puts is in the very cold category although one individual would disagree. So my problem is with Weather Bombs and the whole country in the firing line which it isn't. As you say is this any different from other autumn storms? Well no and away from the north west I would say we haven't had an autumn storm yet. 

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An amazing bit of pure bull. 

 

Here's the Mail's take on things:

 

 

Britain battered by giant waves ahead of first big frost of autumn tonight (but temperatures set to rise above 20C by the weekend)

[*]North of England will see first frost of the season before weather picks up on Thursday

[*]South East faces a warm week with temperatures of 24C but it is windy in Midlands, Wales and North today

[*]Scotland will remain rainy according to Met Office forecast for the next few days

 

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Frost was mentioned on this mornings forecast so actually for the DM not a bad article. Clearly needs withdrawing and re-writing.

How about.

 

After Giant Waves Polar Bears too invade Britain as the first severe frosts hit the UK.

The Met office warns of hyper mega plunge in night time temps as Britain braces itself for the first frost of Autumn. John Totalbull from wemakeitup forecast solutions says temps are expected to dive to -600c. These temps you would expect on pluto John says but we've been predicting this for months. Never mind on Sunday the sun will explode and we will melt in extreme temps and the Polar bears will leave John continues. The Mail tried to contact Netweather over the doomsday warning but could only make out what sounded like mad laughing on the phone. 

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i think it's disgusting that the mets done that and yet they using a crap excuse not to put out lrf for the publick.

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umm where were these storms? Do they think that all of us live on mountins?

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Hello sunshine! Rainy weather gives way to weeks of 'Indian summer' warmth

 

PUT those umbrellas away, the sunshine is due to return. Autumn arrived in spectacular fashion with gale-force winds and driving rain causing misery throughout the country. But warmer weather could see the mercury nudge 75F (24C) by the weekend – with experts predicting an Indian summer. Forecasters say a period of prolonged high pressure could herald the start of a dry, warm, and settled run of weather, which could well see temperatures in the South-east hitting the 70s. The good news is the barbecue could yet get one or two more late season outings as a period of high pressure is swiftly followed by another – which could prolong the better weather.

 

Forecaster Jonathan Powell, of Vantage Weather Solutions, said: “The hope is this late spell of warmth and sunshine could last well into October.†By tomorrow most of the country will be dry and enjoying limited spells of sunshine with temperatures a pleasant 63F. Saturday will be largely dry but Sunday is when temperatures could hit an unseasonal high of 75F – less than 100 days before Christmas. This will be a relief to hard-hit householders. Npower says the cold snap saw energy usage surge by 65 per cent as families turned on the central heating.

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/430499/Hello-sunshine-Rainy-weather-gives-way-to-weeks-of-Indian-summer-warmth

 

 

 

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i think it's disgusting that the mets done that and yet they using a crap excuse not to put out lrf for the publick.

I don't know; what's the point of making a forecast, when the whole subject is still so confusing? I think that the MetO is taking the wisest course, in not following the gung-ho approach of the 'hubris-forecasters'?

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BBC weather for the week ahead

 

Next few days

 

Foggy mornings

 

Mainly dry

 

Warm and muggy

 

Midweek onwards

 

Rain developing

 

Colder in north

 

Warm in south

 

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Autumn? Sunshine says it's still summer: Britain basks in 23c as trees shows signs of next season

  • [*]Today's Autumn Equinox marked by fantastic display of gold, red and brown  [*]Forecasters say unseasonably warm weather to continue for beginning of the week  [*]But will turn more changeable and chilly towards the weeken

It may have been the official beginning of autumn yesterday, but summer was refusing to go quietly. Much of Britain basked in glorious sunshine over the weekend, despite trees and plants showing signs of the next season. Thousands took to parks, rivers and woodland to enjoy the first of the stunning autumnal colours while the sun was still shining.


Yesterday marked the autumnal equinox, nature’s first day of autumn, when the sun passes directly above the equator and  day and night become nearly equal in length. But it felt more like summer across most of the country with blue skies and highs of 23C in some areas of the south east. The sunshine was perfect for brave skinny-dippers who stripped off at dawn yesterday in a world record attempt. They failed to break it, but 180 people took part, jumping into the North Sea off Druridge Bay, Northumberland. And the good weather is not quite over yet. 
 
The Met Office said temperatures will be unseasonably warm today. Even parts of Scotland can expect the mercury to rise as high as 23C, while parts of England could  feel even warmer.  A Met Office spokesman said temperatures are currently about six degrees higher than average for September. He added: ‘That [warmth] will last for the next couple of days  but will begin to become more changeable by the end of the week.’  Aberdeenshire should expect temperatures to rise to as much as 23C, while parts of England could feel even warmer.
 
A Met Office spokesman said temperatures are currently about six degrees higher than average for September. 

 

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Britain set for a week of sultry tropical heat

 

BRITAIN is to swelter in a week of “tropical†heat thanks to a burst of hot air from the Atlantic. Temperatures will soar into the high 70s, but overcast skies will cause intense humidity that will make it feel more like 86F (30C). Forecasters said the unusually warm weather is due to scorching air sweeping in from the Azores. They said oppressive heat is likely to last until the end of the week, making the UK hotter than parts of Greece. It is a stark contrast to recent chilly weather which had put September on course to be one of the coldest for 20 years. Jonathan Powell, forecaster for ­Vantage Weather Services, said the warmest weather will be today and tomorrow – the first official days of autumn following yesterday’s equinox. He said: “The start of the week is looking very hot in the South although much of the country will be well above-average. “But it is looking very muggy and oppressive, with an almost tropical feel to things rather than wall-to-wall blue skies and sunshine.â€

 

 

He said that although the steamy picture will end at the weekend, the good weather is set to continue. He added: “A good proportion of October is likely to be dry with temperatures again higher than normal. “After a pretty good year, it looks like an Indian summer is on the cards to round things off.†The North, although slightly cooler, can look forward to a warmer than average temperatures, according to Netweather’s Paul Michaelwaite. He said: “The best shot of seeing some sunny spells is likely to be in central regions.†Met Office figures show the average temperature across central England so far this month has been just 53F – 4F below average. The cold weather prompted millions of Britons to crank up the central heating with energy usage soaring 65 per cent last weekend. The predicted hot spell is likely to put parts of Greece, currently at a relatively cool 75F, in the shade.

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/431459/Britain-set-for-a-week-of-sultry-tropical-heat

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Temperatures soar to 24C in week of Indian Summer conditions but enjoy it while you can before showers sweep the country

  • [*]Temperatures set to remain above 20C in most parts - much higher than the UK-wide average for September of 16.5C [*]But weather forecasters warn heavy rain will hit Scotland tomorrow and reach the South by Saturday

Autumn may have officially begun, but Britain is basking in an extra week of summer sunshine as temperatures soar to a balmy 24C.
The average UK-wide temperature for September usually peaks at around 16.5C but many places across the country have been enjoying mild conditions well above 20C. Weather forecasters predict the warm weather will last until Saturday when wet and windy conditions more typical for this time of year move in.
 

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Fierce thunderstorms set to lash parts of Britain by the weekend

 

FIERCE thunderstorms are set to lash parts of Britain by the weekend after a run of hot and sultry days, forecasters warned last night.  A combination of temperatures above average for the time of year and intense humidity will trigger the widespread torrential downpours. Before the storms hit, muggy conditions could see the air feel like 86F (30C) in parts of the South. Temperatures in many parts will be in the 70s. The unusually hot weather is thanks to hot air sweeping across the UK from the Azores in the Atlantic. Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, said: “It is going to feel very muggy and close, with the heat and humidity likely to trigger thundery outbursts by the end of the week.

“This could bring some heavy downpours especially across the North. Parts of the South may escape with showers this week. “It is going to feel hotter as the week goes on with temperatures hitting 77F.†An effect like wind chill in reverse will make isolated spots in the South feel like it is as high as 86F, he added. But he warned: “Next week much of the country could see much heavier downpours with the chance of gales in parts.†The Met Office also said much of the UK will be hit by “heavy and persistent†rain next week with parts of the country at risk of gale-force winds. A spokesman said: “The weather is likely to turn increasingly unsettled through the weekend with showers or longer spells of rain across the UK.

 

“The unsettled regime looks likely to continue thereafter with rain or showers that may be heavy with the risk of thunder. “The rain is likely to be heaviest across the South and East at first before transferring to more northern and western areas.†James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said: “The second half of the week is likely to bring a more unsettled theme. This blast of warmer weather is likely to be replaced by an October period that will turn progressively cooler.†He said stormy weather conditions will be accompanied by “some very strong and potentially damaging winds at times.†Jim Dale, forecaster for British Weather Services, said: “We are expecting some decent warm weather this week. But it is all going to end in tears with the arrival of Atlantic storms, strong winds and thundery downpours. “It is a real mixed bag.â€

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/431689/Fierce-thunderstorms-set-to-lash-parts-of-Britain-by-the-weekend

 

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Fierce thunderstorms set to lash parts of Britain by the weekend

 

FIERCE thunderstorms are set to lash parts of Britain by the weekend after a run of hot and sultry days, forecasters warned last night.  A combination of temperatures above average for the time of year and intense humidity will trigger the widespread torrential downpours. Before the storms hit, muggy conditions could see the air feel like 86F (30C) in parts of the South. Temperatures in many parts will be in the 70s. The unusually hot weather is thanks to hot air sweeping across the UK from the Azores in the Atlantic. Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, said: “It is going to feel very muggy and close, with the heat and humidity likely to trigger thundery outbursts by the end of the week.

“This could bring some heavy downpours especially across the North. Parts of the South may escape with showers this week. “It is going to feel hotter as the week goes on with temperatures hitting 77F.†An effect like wind chill in reverse will make isolated spots in the South feel like it is as high as 86F, he added. But he warned: “Next week much of the country could see much heavier downpours with the chance of gales in parts.†The Met Office also said much of the UK will be hit by “heavy and persistent†rain next week with parts of the country at risk of gale-force winds. A spokesman said: “The weather is likely to turn increasingly unsettled through the weekend with showers or longer spells of rain across the UK.

 

“The unsettled regime looks likely to continue thereafter with rain or showers that may be heavy with the risk of thunder. “The rain is likely to be heaviest across the South and East at first before transferring to more northern and western areas.†James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said: “The second half of the week is likely to bring a more unsettled theme. This blast of warmer weather is likely to be replaced by an October period that will turn progressively cooler.†He said stormy weather conditions will be accompanied by “some very strong and potentially damaging winds at times.†Jim Dale, forecaster for British Weather Services, said: “We are expecting some decent warm weather this week. But it is all going to end in tears with the arrival of Atlantic storms, strong winds and thundery downpours. “It is a real mixed bag.â€

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/431689/Fierce-thunderstorms-set-to-lash-parts-of-Britain-by-the-weekend

 

Pesky drizzle it is then

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A chilling weather forecast from BBC Breakfast star Carol Kirkwood
 
TALK about topsy turvy weather... BBC Breakfast star Carol Kirkwood found herself delivering a forecast yesterday with her maps showing Britain in the grip of a historic big chill – then a heatwave.
 
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Her first map predicted a shivering minus 88C (-126F ) for Norwich, Glasgow and the Shetland Islands...wildly beyond cold even for the Antarctic. A later screen “correction†showed temperatures becoming plus 190F (88C) – enough to make Death Valley seem cool.
 
Carol, 53, recently voted Weather Presenter of the Year, took the hiccup in her stride. But show presenter Susanna Reid, 42, joked: “When you said changeable, I didn’t know quite what you meant.â€

 

 

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/431975/A-chilling-weather-forecast-from-BBC-Breakfast-star-Carol-Kirkwood

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Laura Ashley's struggling fashion range combined with "unlucky" weather to push the retailer's first-half profits 11% lower.
 
The sofas-to-wallpaper group blamed the summer heatwave and spring freeze for six months of deteriorating performance, with like-for-like sales falling 2.2% in the six months to the end of July and pre-tax profits dropping to £7.4 million.

 

 

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/business-news/laura-ashley-profit-hit-by-weather-29609530.html

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