By Eric Leister, Meteorologist March 11, 2014 The mild and dry weather felt across the United Kingdom and western Europe the past several days will continue this week. Following months of stormy weather, high pressure brought unseasonable warmth and plenty of sunshine to the United Kingdom, Ireland and western Europe. A wet February for much […]
By Eric Leister, Meteorologist March 04, 2014 Over the past week, several potent storms brought strong winds and rounds of showers to much of the United Kingdom and Ireland. A wet February for much of the U.K. came on the heels of record-setting rainfall earlier this winter. In the U.K., December and January were the […]
12 February 2014 BBC News A man has died apparently trying to clear a fallen tree as hurricane-force winds batter parts of the UK. The dead man, believed to be in his 70s, was killed after the tree brought down power cables in Wiltshire. Gusts of over 100mph were recorded as Met Office “red warnings”, […]
By Eric Leister, Meteorologist February 12, 2014 Areas in the United Kingdom and western Europe will continue to have persistent rain this week as flooding concerns rise. The active weather pattern has already brought a stream of storms and heavy rain for the past weeks which have left some parts of the United Kingdom under […]
By Eric Leister, Meteorologist January 30, 2014 A powerful storm system approaching Ireland and the United Kingdom on Friday will bring the threat of damaging winds and downpours. The cold front will rush from Ireland and Northern Ireland Friday morning into Scotland, Wales and much of England by the afternoon. Ahead of and during the […]
Ahead of and during the frontal passage, winds of 50-65 kph (30-40 mph) are expected with gusts over 95 kph (60 mph). Isolated wind gusts over 120 kph (75 mph) will be possible. These winds are expected during a six- to eight-hour time period which could lead to power outages and some structural damage.
It is expected that more cold records to break during the next 24 hours due to the high pressure, lack of wind and the continuing clear weather.
By Dan DePodwin, Meteorologist January 10, 2014 After a relatively mild start to winter, an unsettled and potentially colder weather pattern is expected to emerge across Europe throughout next week. Warmer-than-normal temperatures have encompassed much of the continent since Nov. 1 despite plentiful rainfall across Ireland and the United Kingdom. Farther east, the milder air […]
By Eric Leister, Meteorologist January 06, 2014 A storm will continue to lash the U.K. and Ireland through Monday night with strong winds, rain and coastal flooding. Huge waves, up to 8 meters (26 feet), have already begun to batter west- and southwest-facing coastal areas resulting in widespread coastal flooding. These large waves will persist […]
6 January 2014 BBC News The south and west coasts would see “colossal waves” like these at Porthcawl, near Bridgend, say forecasters Huge waves are beginning to batter the southern coast of the UK, as forecasters warn exposed areas could see a fresh round of flooding. Waves of up to 27ft (8m) have been recorded […]