0 Have your say Scottish scientists are developing a satellite-based system to improve forecasting of extreme weather anywhere in the world. The newly-formed International Centre for Earth Data (ICED) – involving a team from the University of Edinburgh and satellite technology provider Orbital Micro Systems (OMS) – will gather, process and deliver weather information from public and commercial sources for researchers, governments and commercial enterprises. The ICED will enable near real-time monitoring and improved forecasts for sectors such as insurance, agriculture, aviation, and shipping. Based at the university, the programme will capture and analyse data from OMS’ planned constellation of 40 satellites – each about the size of a large shoebox.These missions will include the first launch of the recently announced UK spaceflight programme, using the planned spaceport on Scotland’s north coast.The technology will be equipped with … [Read more...] about Scottish scientists develop satellite system to improve extreme weather forecasting
Extreme weather forecast
The UK weather can be unpredictable at the best of times and British people know to pack a brolly even if it is cracking the flags. We have a live widget that will tell you what the weather is like in your local area so you can plan for the day ahead. All you have to do is type your postcode into our tool generated by The Weather Channel. While we have been basking in sunshine through one of our longest heatwaves since the 70s, there is always the chance of some drizzle. Soaring temperatures in June 2018 saw parks, moors and patches of grass spontaneously bursting into flames under the magnified heat. The Met Office issued official heatwave warnings and storm warnings soon followed due to the hot weather mixed with low pressure. For your local forecast, add your postcode into our online tool below: Weather warnings are issued when the Met Office is required to warn the public and emergency responders of severe or hazardous weather. What do the weather warning colours mean? … [Read more...] about UK weather forecast: Get the latest rain, sun and storm updates for your area
MILLIONS have been ordered to flee their homes after torrential downpours set of floods and landslides in western Japan. The death toll continues to climb as the rainfall shows no sign of slowing down. Here's what we know... What caused the flooding? Parts of western Japan have received three times the usual rainfall expected for the whole month of July. Rivers which were already flooded rivers have set off extra floods, and saturated areas set off landslides after the heavy rain on July 6 morning. Officials said 23 inches of rainfall, drenched Motoyama, in Hiroshima prefecture. One part of Honshu island was drenched with twice the amount of average rainfall expected for this time of year. Forecasters have warned of more historic" rainfall, to fall on already saturated areas throughout Sunday July 8.How many people have died? At least 60 people have died in the floods, with most losing their lives in Hiroshima prefecture. One victim was sucked into a drainage pipe and an elderly woman … [Read more...] about Japan floods – what caused the flooding, how many people have died and what is the latest weather forecast?
The heatwave is forecast to continue as temperatures are predicted to soar, prompting Norman the puggle to show everyone how to cool off this weekend. Temperatures on Wednesday hit 31.9C (89.4F) in Wales – making it the hottest day of the year so far. Porthmadog in north-west Wales beat the 30.7C (87.3F) recorded in Rostherne in Cheshire on Tuesday. The Met Office warned that temperatures were still rising, meaning the record could be broken within the next 24 hours. A spokesman for the Met Office said: “Over the next few days the high pressure will remain so there will be blue skies across the UK and that will last certainly into the weekend. “We may see some thunderstorms on Sunday or Monday but nothing’s certain. “But we can expect these sorts of high temperatures to be reached certainly until Saturday.” After a very dry month, there is still no rain on the horizon, particularly if the potential thunderstorms fail to materialise this weekend. … [Read more...] about UK Weather Forecast Could See More Temperature Records Fall This Weekend
Picture: МВР Sofia. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has taken preventive measures in relation to the severe weather forecast, said the ministry’s press office. The forecasters expect heavy rain today and tomorrow, 27 June (in places up to 50-70 l/sq. m.), accompanied by thunderstorms and hail. The ministry has issued the following safety tips: - do not panic, consider the situation and find a safe place, if necessary; - do not drive through swiftly flowing waters. Attempts to rescue the vehicle are extremely dangerous, as only 15 cm of fast-flowing water can carry away the vehicle; - turn off electricity and gas supply at home; - prepare dry food and fresh drinking water. In case of serious floods it is not advisable to use water from the tap, it could be contaminated; - take important documents; - make a family emergency plan – contacts with children and relatives; - stay informed by national media about the situation in your area; - do not enter … [Read more...] about Bulgarian Ministry of the Interior takes preventive measures in relation to severe weather forecast