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Climb To Cairn Gorm Summit, The Windiest Place In The UK!

Written by on November 18, 2015 in Autumn 2015, Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Climb To Cairn Gorm Summit, The Windiest Place In The UK!

Well I took my first trip up Cairngorm Mountain yesterday. Leaving the house at 5.30am I drove up the A9 exiting at Aviemore and Coylumbridge and reached the car park at the base of Cairn Gorm around 8.30am. When leaving the car, skies were part cloudy, air temp +3C with even sunshine peeking through but during the climb, […]

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930mb Low To Impact UK? How Does This Compare To History? Snow Xmas Day?

Written by on December 20, 2013 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

We are of course in a very active pattern right now over Western Europe with a storm producing powerhouse jet stream tearing across the Atlantic while high pressure remains in control over eastern Europe. That setup means the wave of lows will continue with the latest pushing through tonight. This pattern as explained in previous posts is […]

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Storm Deepens To 946mb After Slamming UK With 109 mph Winds, Snow

Written by on December 19, 2013 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

The Atlantic storm as expected, struck overnight packing damaging winds with gusts exceeding 100 mph as well as producing flooding rains, even snow. Throughout today, a secondary front with reinforcing cold air brought snow to reasonably low levels as far south as Wales and the Midlands and this will continue progressing south tonight. Much of Northern Ireland […]

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UK Storm: Hurricane-Force Winds & Flooding Rains To Be Followed By Snow

Written by on December 18, 2013 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 2 Comments

We’re in the midst of a very active, even hyper active pattern over Western Europe these days with +NAO/AO which is supporting a N Atlantic trough/Europe ridge with huge temperature difference which is producing a 200+mph jet stream. The atmospheric environment is perfect for extremely deep low pressure development through Christmas. Unfortunately Ireland and the UK are bearing the […]

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Next Atlantic Low Sweeps Rain, Wind Across UK Tonight, Friday (Includes Video Update!)

Written by on June 14, 2012 in United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Next Atlantic Low Sweeps Rain, Wind Across UK Tonight, Friday (Includes Video Update!)

[warning]MORE HEAVY RAIN SWEEPS ACROSS SOUTHERN ENGLAND AND WALES TONIGHT LIKELY BRINGING MORE FLOODING. THIS FRONT STALLS OVER NORTHERN IRELAND, CENTRAL, SOUTHERN SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN ENGLAND WHERE 1-2″ MAY FALL[/warning] After a fairly pleasant Thursday across much of the northern Rep, Northern Ireland and much of the UK, the wind and rain is coming and is already impacting southern […]

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Carlotta Forms In Eastern Pacific, Takes Aim At Southwest Mexico As Hurricane (Includes Video)

Written by on June 14, 2012 in North and South America, Tropical with 0 Comments
Carlotta Forms In Eastern Pacific, Takes Aim At Southwest Mexico As Hurricane (Includes Video)

Yesterday we saw an area of disturbed weather to the west of Central America become a depression and now during the overnight hours, the depression has intensified into Tropical Storm Carlotta. This system is currently supporting 45 mph winds and moving NW at around 9 mph. With conducive conditions of both warm waters and a low sheared atmosphere as well […]

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Strong Winds Create Sandstorm On Barcelona Beach

Written by on June 14, 2012 in Rest of Europe with 0 Comments
Strong Winds Create Sandstorm On Barcelona Beach

I saw this on AccuWeather and thought I should post on this for you to see. This amazing ‘sandstorm’ which was probably a nightmare if you were on the beach here was created by what appeared to be a thunderstorm offshore of Barcelona. According to AccuWeather, winds started out from a southwesterly direction with gusts of 17 mph before turning […]

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