RMetS trip to Austrialia

I have been fortunate enough to travel widely through my career as a climate scientist – taking in aircraft campaigns in Senegal and Italy, and conferences everywhere from China to Hawaii. However, until recently, I had not ventured out of the Northern Hemisphere! All that changed in August thanks to an invitation from the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) to share in the celebrations of their 30th anniversary. And so I found myself on a very long plane journey to Melbourne. The flight, though long, was not as bad as I expected.

Storm Aileen first named storm of 2017/18 storm season

Storm Aileen is the first storm to be named this season. It is expected to bring strong winds to central parts of the UK on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th September. An Amber Warning is in place for strong winds with gusts of 55-65 mph in particular across parts of Cheshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.  

UK Weather Review: August 2017

August began and ended much as July did, cool with cloud and rain, and only brief intervals of fine weather. There was a brief period of warmer weather from the 17th-23rd but overall it was a disappointing month, with temperatures 0.4°C below the long-term average and rainfall above normal for the UK overall. 

UK Weather Averages: August 2017 (Source: Met Office)