It's been quite a miserable start to 2013, weather wise anyway. There were a few days where temperatures reach 20C but pretty much every other time has been below average.
March is thought to come in at one of the coldest March's possibly since the 1800s and spring shows no signs of popping anytime soon.
The Jetstream is the problem. At the moment it's way down over Spain and going even further south, possibly starting to reach Africa, which is very rare for this time of the year. This means that the warmer air the Jetstream usually brings up from the south is not coming over the UK. Instead, colder air from the north and north-east is spreading over the country - hence the cold.
Unfortunately, this shows no sign of letting up for quite a while - at least until mid-April.
March 27 2013 by CardiffStorm
Another infamous “I” may be in the making. Tropical depression 9th is making its way westwards, on a path that could potentially threaten the US.
It is increasingly likely that this depression will become Isaac, the 9th named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. According to the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) forecast, ‘Isaac’ is predicted to pass over the Lesser Antilles on Thursday and onto the Greater Antilles, possibly as a category 1 hurricane, by Friday. However, forecast tracks differ and uncertainty grows the further we look ahead.
August 22 2012 by Carys Fry
Despite the fact that the Atlantic Hurricane season does not officially start until 1st June a Tropical Storm has developed off the East Coast of the USA - about 100 miles off the coast of South Carolina.
Alberto began life as a low pressure system in the same area but it quickly developed over 24 hours and gained tropical characteristics, becoming a Tropical Storm on 19th May. Winds have so far reached 50mph and the system is moving WSW although it is forecast to make a turn heading North over the next 24 hours. It is not expected to gain strength before dissipating by the end of the week... MORE
March 20 2012 by CardiffStorm
A major clear-up operation is now underway in numerous US States after severe thunderstorms spawned a record number of Tornados.
The Storm Prediction Centre (SPC) a 'high risk' forecast for the storms on Friday 2nd March across the states of Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee with surrounding areas under 'moderate' and 'slight' risks. There are only a few occassions each year that a 'high risk' is issued and it signifies that there is serious risk of strong, damaging storms. These forecasts are not taken lightly.... MORE
March 04 2012 by CardiffStorm
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