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Winter 2017/18 – Very Early Guidance

+++ THIS FORECAST IS FOR PRIVATE CLIENTS ONLY AND MAY NOT BE DISTRIBUTED OR COPIED IN ANY WAY WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION. +++   WINTER 2017/18 UPDATE ===================== Issued: Saturday 21st October 2017 Contact: simon@weatherweb.net HEADLINES ========= + Cooler than recent years + More definite ‘cold spikes’ + Focus on late January & February OVERVIEW ======== There…

World Weather Week Round-Up

With so many of you  trading on various markets (agriculture and energy) here’s out review of temperature and rainfall around the work in the past week (to 17th October). It’s the week when Hurricane (and Ex Hurricane) Ophelia made the headlines in the UK and Typhoon Lan is gathering strength in the western Pacific Ocean, expected…

Storm Brian?

It’s an active period of weather we are in and that included the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia earlier in the week which certainly brought extreme conditions to parts of Ireland in particular. However, we can continue to look towards the west and south-west of the British Isles, even as far south-west as the Eastern Seaboard…

November 2017 – Preliminary Guidance

+++ THIS FORECAST IS FOR PRIVATE CLIENTS ONLY AND MAY NOT BE DISTRIBUTED OR COPIED IN ANY WAY WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION. +++   PRELIMINARY FORECAST FOR NOVEMBER 2017 ====================================            Issued: Wednesday 18th October 2017 Contact: simon@weatherweb.net   HEADLINES ========= + Generally drier than average + Pressure tending to be higher + Less unsettled than October…

Homage to the Great Storm, 16th October 1987

And here it is, the surface pressure chart from 7am 16th October 1987. I remember it so well. Waking up for school to news that the power at the BBC was off and that broadcasts were being made from ‘the broom cupboard’. Leaping out of bed I tuned my shortwave SSB receiver to RAF Volmet…

5 Weather Week Things to Know

30 years ago this very morning I was forecasting storm force winds bringing disruption to the country. 30 years on and there is a very similar story developing as ex Hurricane Ophelia batters Ireland and the west of the UK today. Here are the 5 Weather Things You Need to Know this week … 1….

What to expect from Monday’s storm Ophilia

Okay, so this storm hasn’t been named despite meeting criteria for disruption. im breaking convention by sticking with the name it was given whilst a hurricane, Ophelia, although it loses this status by Sunday afternoon. Here’s how we think things will progress. 6am Monday Ophelia is south of Ireland as a vigorous depression, look at…

A Temperature Rollercoaster!

October is often a month of contrasts and extremes. Depending on the wind direction then some late warmth may well arrive and that has certainly been the case so far this weekend and will continue to be so through into early next week as well, primarily aided by the arrival of the remnants of Hurricane…