Take Cover UK!!

I have a couple of followers in England so I want to express my hopes that they stay safe during this storm event.

“Millions of people in England and Wales have been warned to prepare for heavy rain and hurricane-force winds on Sunday night and Monday.

Gusts of up to 80mph (130km/h) are predicted as the storm hits the South West then moves north and eastwards.”

In reading the BBC News site I learned that England cannot experience a hurricane but it’s only a matter of semantics. 

“Britain cannot experience hurricanes – the word is used for tropical cyclones when they form in the Atlantic and north-east Pacific.

These are low pressure systems which develop over tropical or sub-tropical waters – not the cold waters around Britain – which become “cyclones” once wind speeds reach 74mph (119km/h).

If a hurricane did head for Britain it would be reclassified as an “extra tropical storm” before arriving.”

A new European report on climate extremes is out” That’s the headline for this article.

“The main difference with the recent IPCC reports (e.g. the SREX) is the European focus and that it includes more recent results. The report writing process did not have to follow as rigid procedures as the IPCC, and hence the report is less constrained. For instance, it provides set of recommendations for policymakers, based entirely on scientific considerations.”

The report…was initiated by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and was written by a committee of experts across Europe. Hence, the final report was published as a joint report by the Norwegian meteorological institute, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC)”

I hope that your media is covering this report better than the media in the United States is covering the release of the IPCC report.

Update 10/29/13. I thought this picture was just amazing.
Luke Macgregor/Reuters
A lighthouse at Newhaven on the southern coast of England on Monday. The crashing waves on Sunday halted the search for a teenager who was swept away.






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