29 September 2015
- Sunday’s supermoon, combined with an 18.6-year lunar cycle, caused high tides on both sides of the Atlantic this week. There were many flood warnings and alerts in effect in the UK on Tuesday night.
Coastal areas in eastern North America and the United Kingdom – and no doubt elsewhere around the world – are experiencing exceptionally high tides this week, caused by Sunday’s supermoon. Although the tides should not be as high on Wednesday as they were on Monday and Tuesday of this week, heavy rains from Tropical Storm Joaquin, now in the western Atlantic, may combine with the tides to create a flood threat in the U.S. East.
Astronomers who understand supermoons, which they call perigean full moons, had been expecting higher-than-usual tides. It’s not just a supermoon, though, causing the extra-high tides this time. The effect on the tides is being accentuated by the fact that we’re near the peak of an 18-6-year cycle of the moon, which features what astronomers call a minor lunar standstill.
8 August 2013
- A severe drought that sparked a state of emergency in Namibia has left 400,000 people facing hunger, the government said.
The government has been criticised for failing to do enough to provide relief to people during the worst dry spell to hit the country in decades.
Namibia is the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa, and only two percent of land receives sufficient rainfall to grow crops.
Unicef says more than 778,000 people including 109,000 children under the age of five are at risk of malnutrition.
2 August 2013
- Seeing just one waterspout is thought by many to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, but one lucky boat passenger managed to capture four in these amazing pictures.
Italian Roberto Giudici managed to take the pictures while sailing off the Greek Island of Orthoni, in the Ionian Sea, when a huge storm blew up over night.
The morning light then revealed this stunning scene of the four waterspouts, which develop in a similar way to tornadoes but are usually far weaker.
The pictures were taken in 1999 but have only come to light after they appeared on a NASA website.
11 July 2013
- The water tornado touched down in Tampa Bay this week, and some brave soul got video.
Floridian Joey Mole caught this photo, along with a video you can check out. There's some cursing, but less than you'd expect considering how scary that thing is. Here's a look from someone who was actually on the water when the spout struck.
10 June 2013
- An astonished filmmaker is still coming to grips with the moment he witnessed one of nature's rarest phenomenons in September last year - a tornado comprised entirely of fire- and lived to tell the tale.
Chris Tangey had been out in Alice Springs, Australia, scouting locations for a new movie.
After finishing the task, he went over to help workers at a cattle station when he was confronted by one of nature's most intimidating spectacles.
21 May 2013
- This post takes a look at tornado safety. Learn about the best places to seek shelter and how to protect yourself from the storm.
When a tornado warning is issued, it means a storm is approaching your area. You must take shelter – fast. Tornado warnings are issued when there is confirmation that a tornado is on the ground.
If you are in the tornado’s path, you must immediately drop whatever you are doing and proceed to a safe spot.
I can’t emphasize enough that you should stay alert to the weather in your area. Meteorologists can forecast severe weather events three to five days out.
18 November 2012
- Britain will grind to a halt within weeks as the most savage freeze for a century begins.
Temperatures will fall as low as minus 20C in rural areas, forecasters warned last night, while heavy snow and "potentially dangerous" blizzards will close roads and cripple rail networks.
James Madden, forecaster for Exacta Weather, said: "We are looking at some of the coldest and snowiest conditions in at least 100 years. This is most likely to occur in the December to January period with the potential for widespread major snowfall across the country.
23 October 2012
- The weirdest weather in the UK on record continues this week – a 20C Indian summer is set to be followed by snow with 'blood rain' thrown in for good measure, the Met office says.
Temperatures are set to soar this week to an unseasonably warm 20C – but the Indian summer is not set to last as snow as predicted for the end of the week.
A wave of hot air from North Africa is set to sweep through the United Kingdom from tomorrow bringing sunny spells and temperatures in the high teens across the UK.
It could also bring 'blood rain' – rain carrying red dust from the Sahara which is capable of staining cars.
And freezing arctic winds are set to send temperatures plummeting at the end of the week, with snow forecast in the north of England and Scotland by next weekend.
- Have chemtrails working together with HAARP modified the jet stream to the point where it is, according to scientists, "blocked", and causing the current extreme heatwave in the USA, Russia and Europe, and the flooding in Pakistan, Russia and various other places on the globe?
Jet spray chemtrails are used to reflect and absorb radio and electromagnetic frequencies that are induced by HAARP, and reflected back from the ionosphere. This activity is used to push or pull jet streams, bringing about changes in weather patterns, including heatwaves, drought, storms, extreme cold, etc.
9 July 2012
- The devastating heat wave of the mid-’30s killed thousands of people and destroyed many crops. The culprit in the current wave is a dome of high pressure that has been hovering over the eastern part of the U.S.
“It’s kicked the jet stream way to north, in some places into Canada, so there’s no way for the normal rotation of weather systems to get here into the middle of the country, which would bring us some moisture. So drought becomes more and more a major factor.
- A massive heatwave in Russia and the current devastating floods in Pakistan could be linked by the unusual behaviour of the jetstream, scientists believe.
The jetstream is the high-altitude wind that circles the globe from west to east, which is currently producing unusual holding patterns which keep weather systems in one place and produce freak conditions.