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Cyclone Kenneth Landfall

Prior to making landfall in Mozambique, Cyclone Kenneth passed just to the north of the Comoro Islands (in the northern Mozambique Channel). Sustained wind speeds of 80 km/h (50 mph) were recorded at Hahaya International Airport on Grande Comore (Ngazidja). Gusts of 120 km/h (75 mph) were also recorded along

Cyclone Kenneth Update

As I am writing this, on Wednesday afternoon, Cyclone Kenneth is bearing down quickly on the northern Comoro Islands. The islands, which are home to 1 million people, are located in the northern part of the Mozambique Channel. The latest forecast track from Météo-France (La Reunion) indicates that the cyclone

What Makes “Good Drying” Weather?

As I was hanging my washing outside to dry this morning, I got to thinking, what makes a "good drying" day? I'm sure most of you have a feel for what makes a good drying day but are there any forecast parameters you can look at to help your decision-making

5 Weather Week Things to Know

Hopefully you are enjoying a relaxed start to your Easter Monday. Make the most of fine weather today as things are going to be slipping away from us as the week progresses. Here are your 5 Weather Week Things to Know ... 1. Mostly fair and warm again today (Monday). Isolated showers developing over

Happy Easter – Now What About the Summer?

Happy Easter!!! The JMA forecast for the next three months is an interesting one. Below is the 500mb flow anomalies for May, June and July. Notice the orange colours west of Ireland and the yellow over there UK and Ireland. This indicates higher than average heights and a tendency towards higher pressures

Cooling next week?

Temperatures will be well above average for the time of year through this bank holiday weekend (yay!) but unfortunately those highs won't last long. (Sorry to put a dampener on your bank holiday spirit!) In Manchester through this weekend we're looking at high temperatures of 21 to 23C with day time

5 Easter Weekend Weather Things to Know

1/ We're looking at a mostly dry weekend for England and Wales. A band of showery rain will affect northwest Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland from Saturday through Sunday. The rain should be mostly showery in nature but showers may merge to give longer spells of rain at times.2/ Away

Making Plans for the Easter Weekend?

If you're starting to think about making plans for this holiday weekend then the latest diagnostic charts and maximum temperature charts from the GFS are here below for you. On the diagnostic charts: white and grey areas show cloud, black areas are clear skies. Green numbers indicate rainfall and total

Indian Southwest Monsoon Season Forecast 2019

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) released their long range forecast for the upcoming Southwest Monsoon season in India. The Southwest Monsoon runs from June to September (approximately) and the IMD has forecast that this year the country will see 96% of the long-term average rainfall. They note that model error

More on the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecasts

AccuWeather, Colorado State University (CSU) and Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) have all now released their eagerly anticipated 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecasts and most are predicting a slightly-below average season in terms of tropical cyclone activity. (Note: NOAA usually release their seasonal forecast in the second half of May). Their