Venice Flood of Nov 2019: How & Why?

Venice Flood of Nov 2019: How & Why?

Shocking scenes in Venice have made headlines far and wide this week. The legendary Italian city experienced its highest water levels in more than 50 years. Reaching 1.87 m (6 ft) above mean water at their peak, they submerged over…

Thanksgiving – Part II (Signs for 2019)

Thanksgiving – Part II (Signs for 2019)

We looked at some of the most disruptive Thanksgiving snowstorms of years past in Part I. Now, it’s time to turn forward. Let’s see which way the signs point for this year’s traditional celebrations. Snowstorm Signals for the Peak Travel…

Thanksgiving – Part I (History)

Thanksgiving – Part I (History)

A Legendary Tradition One of the United States’ greatest annual celebrations approaches – Thanksgiving. This long-standing tradition originated in Oct 1621 as a celebration, by the Pilgrims, of their first harvest in the New World. In 1789, it was adapted…

“Ice in November to Bear a Duck…”

“Ice in November to Bear a Duck…”

Every autumn in the UK, this phrase from old weather lore starts appearing on weather forums: “Ice in November to bear a duck, rest of the winter be slush and muck.” In fact, I’ve genuinely seen this used as a…

Hurricane Lorenzo: Things to Come?

Hurricane Lorenzo: Things to Come?

Between 3 and 9 am GMT on Sun 29th Sep 2019, Hurricane Lorenzo achieved peak sustained wind speeds of 160 mph, making it a category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Just how strong is that? Well, the scale I just…

IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

WHERE WEATHER MEETS SPORTS RECORD BEATING   Doha has been chosen as the conditions should be perfect to run fast times. Meaning world records guys. It might be assumed that in this desert location will leave competitors gasping for breath….

The Troubling Legacy of 2019’s Extreme Arctic Warmth

The Troubling Legacy of 2019’s Extreme Arctic Warmth

Through great efforts by researchers to raise awareness and understanding outside of scientific circles, it has become widely accepted that losing the Arctic Ocean’s sea ice cover would have serious negative ramifications. The 2019 sea ice melting season (mid-March to…

London & Paris Fashion Week 2019 – The Weather Is What You Wear

London & Paris Fashion Week 2019 – The Weather Is What You Wear

London Fashion Week: Friday 13 September – Tuesday 17 September Paris Fashion Week: Monday 21 September – Tuesday 3 October   In this first week of September, there’s a coolness in the air and daylight hours are drawing in. Seasonal…

The Arctic: The Fastest-Changing Climate on Earth

The Arctic: The Fastest-Changing Climate on Earth

Exceptional warmth in the Arctic regions has grabbed a lot of attention in 2019. Some regions have seen long-standing temperature records broken by wide margins. In many cases this has been tied in with sea and land ice loss on…

Weather Prospects: Cowes Week 2019

Weather Prospects: Cowes Week 2019

“Hurry up and wait…” told by a Sailor & a Meteorologist For this blog piece, I’ve teamed up with our in-house sailor Shaun Pammenter (MSc) to provide tailored insight on the regional and local wind patterns of the Solent. Conditions…

Spring 2019 Event Guidance Review

Spring 2019 Event Guidance Review

How Our Event Guidance Fared: Mar-Jun 2019 In the past four months, we’ve provided guidance individually for a variety of exciting events, via climatological data and expert weather pattern insight. We take a look back at when these hit home…

Weather Prospects: Glastonbury 2019

Weather Prospects: Glastonbury 2019

HOT & DRY HEADLINING or WET WEATHER on stage? In 2017 thousands of heady festival revellers experienced the hottest days in Glastonbury’s history. Yet coming one week after the summer solstice, and as much as we love it, mud baths…

Why so wet and wild in the UK lately?

Why so wet and wild in the UK lately?

Since March got underway, there’s been a lot of wet and windy weather affecting the UK. Early today, things stepped up another gear in my locality, with my own back garden suffering some of the worst damage… I’m sure many…

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