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Apocalypse Now: The Best Views of Today’s Orange Sky

Storm Ophelia has raged in on Ireland from the Atlantic, and while England is mostly unaware of the devastation it's brought with it, it has left us one reminder of its presence: a sensational orange sky. Read More >>

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Why Has Ophelia Turned the Sky Yellow?

If you've looked out of a window today you can probably see that the sky is currently a pretty sickening shade of yellow, something that's being attributed to storm Ophelia. Why? Read More >>

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson: What If We Just Turned the Hurricanes Into Electricity

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson had some seriously weird thoughts on hurricanes in an interview on Sunday, telling Sunday TODAY he believes man should harness the power of hurricanes for good rather than run from them, as one tends to do when 155mph winds and catastrophic storm surge are heading towards one’s house. Read More >>

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Thunderstorm Turns Into a Nuclear Reactor and Blasts Wind Turbine With Particles

Thunderclouds rolled into the Japanese beach town of Uchinada early one December morning in 2015. The scientists expected the storms; they’d staked out the location specifically for studying something normally only seen by satellites. Sometime after 5am, a flash of lightning struck a wind turbine. And along came a more perplexing weather phenomenon, too: The thunderstorm turned into a particle accelerator and blasted radiation at the ground. Read More >>

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The Oldest Snow Patch in Scotland is About to Melt

Imagine a patch of snow being so old and legendary that it even has its own name. Welcome to the Scottish Highlands where a patch of snow, known as "the Sphinx", has only disappeared six times in 300 years. Read More >>

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NASA Satellite Images Show How Hurricane Irma Devastated the Caribbean

Before now-Tropical Storm Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys, killing at least nine and doing untold damage, then-Hurricane Irma barreled through the Caribbean, killing dozens and flattening entire islands. Read More >>

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Weather Forecasters Share £1m for Being More Right Than Usual

Staff at the Met Office are all a bit richer today, on average, thanks to a bonus shared among staff for being quite accurate with their weather forecasts and hitting in-house accuracy goals. Read More >>

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Boat Exhaust Could Be Causing More Lightning

Are you a boat driver who drives boats in the ocean? Then do I have bad news for you, boathead. And that bad news is lightning. Not so fun driving boats now, boaty! Read More >>

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Storm Brian is Coming This Winter

It seems a bit silly to call the small windy evenings we are occasionally ruffled by "storms" given the crisis in the US at the moment, but that's what the Met Office calls them so who are we to argue? And the weather watchers have hit the news today by revealing the thrilling list of names our local storms are to be known by this winter. Read More >>

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How Hurricane Irma Became Such a Monster

Meteorologists were at a loss for words yesterday as Hurricane Irma intensified into a enormous, record-smashing Category 5. Packing “catastrophic” and “life-threatening” winds of 185 miles per hour (300 km/h), the storm now bearing down on Puerto Rico and the US Virgin islands is officially the strongest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded north of the Caribbean and east of Florida. But how did it get to be such a monster? Read More >>

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Richard Branson Is Having a Weird Sleepover With ‘Young People’ During a Hurricane

Let’s talk about a few facts. Billionaire party enthusiast Richard Branson owns a private isle in the Virgin Islands. Branson’s island sits squarely in the path of Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms the Atlantic has ever seen. Rather than retreat to a safer location, Branson has collected a mysterious group of “young people” for a “sleepover” in the wine cellar on his private island. They’re going to ride it out. Read More >>

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How a Team of Meteorologists With a Few Trucks Collected Some Unprecedented Data From the Heart of Hurricane Harvey

Last month, a team of intrepid storm chasers converged near Corpus Christi, Texas to witness the landfall of Hurricane Harvey, the storm that’s brought over 50 inches of rain to the Texas Gulf Coast and major flooding to the city of Houston. But these researchers collecting data for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) didn’t just get the usual storm readings. They obtained weather balloon data they say have never before been collected from a hurricane in the history of the agency. Eventually, they hope the information acquired will help us improve forecast models and prevent future disasters like the flooding in Houston. Read More >>

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Harvey is Back Out to Sea But Not Finished Yet

Harvey inflicted catastrophic damage this past weekend, decimating the Texas coast as a Category 4 Hurricane, dumping feet of rain and bringing massive floods. But it’s still a Tropical Storm, and it is not finished yet. Read More >>

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Hurricane Harvey Causes Nightmare Flooding in Texas

On Saturday, the devastating Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeastern Texas. Although the worst of the storm itself has passed, historic flooding continues to wrack the city of Houston and surrounding areas. Read More >>

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Hurricane Gert Could Bring Britain The Most Swelteringly Toasty Day of August

Hurricanes get a bad wrap. If they're not destroying people's houses, they're uprooting Barney's Bowl-A-Rama. But these blustering cyclones can also carry more positive side effects: they can bring about some seriously sunny weather. Read More >>