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Early warnings of the May 2014 Balkan floods

March 2nd, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Hannah Cloke                                   Department of Meteorology Weeks of rainfall followed by significant rainstorms between 13-16 May 2014 led to widespread flooding in the … Continue reading

Historical storms – a (very brief) book review

February 23rd, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Ben Harvey                         Department of Meteorology It has now been a year since the period of extreme storminess experienced in the UK during January and February 2014. High winds … Continue reading

How do solar eclipses affect the weather?

February 16th, 2015 : 07:45 AM

By Suzanne Gray     Department of Meteorology On the morning of Friday 20 March 2015 a rare near-total solar eclipse will occur in the UK. Why do meteorologists, as well as astronomers and amateur scientists, have the day marked on their calendars? … Continue reading


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