Report the facts and explain the meteorology!
The west coast of Ireland is set to take something of a beating this week as wave heights approaching 9 metres (high to very high seas) are set to approach the country's western seaboard.
This is due to a deep area of low pressure over the Atlantic blowing southwesterly winds and
A mixed day on Monday with most areas seeing a combination of cloudy skies, showers and sunny spells thanks to multiple fronts edging southeastward across the country
Temperatures will be close to average for the time of year on Monday and Tuesday before rising again toward the weekend
Last weeks IPPR report made several claims relating to climate.
I thought you might be interested in a piece I wrote for Farmers Guardian about the report.
Note this is not climate-change scepticism but heartfelt disappointment at how useless much scientific communication is. Was this more about publicity than fact checking I
Through the month of January 2019 the UK as a whole was warmer, drier and sunnier than average! As you know, these averages can mask some big differences and last month was no exception to this. But let's start with the whole UK statistics anyway.
The average temperature was 3.7C which
On 14th February I saw my first ever Kelvin Helmholtz cloud and, in true weathergeek fashion, I got far too excited about this and started posting my (not so great) photo on social media! This led to a bit of feedback from my non-meteorologist friends (yes, I have some of
If you were lucky enough to be in the sunshine yesterday, it really did feel like spring.
How about this weekend? Here are your 5 Weekend Weather Things to Know ...
1. The southwest wind brings lots of cloud across northern and western areas on Saturday.
2. Best of sunny spells in central
Things sometimes get tricky when forecasting. You think you have a story mapped out, and then something comes along to shake your confidence.
That's where I am at the moment. Everything was going well with the thoughts of a dry and very warm summer in the east, but also wetter in
I'm pleased to report things seem to be going according to plan.
The latest 6-week forecast from the ECMWF is leaning heavily into our initial ideas for March.
Here's what it says...
15th February to 22nd February
Large ridge east of the UK. Trough west of Ireland (see chart).
Mild southerly airflow affecting all areas.
I spoke about a phenomenon called the Fujiwhara Effect in my Look Ahead video on Monday 11th February as it is expected to happen near Fiji within the coming few days as two tropical depressions are forecast to begin interacting with one another. Here, I'd just like to explain a