Well by the looks of it, if you're in Scotland then you may get a tad bit of windy weather on Wednesday 29th. The reason being is (at current) Hurricane Bill is roughly on the eastern sides of Canada and is heading towards the United Kingdom with Scotland being its main target point. Obviously this target point can / may change over the next 24-48-72 hours however it looks like a slight Tropical Depression (a cyclonic storm with a mean wind speed of 39mph and less for more than a minute) will hit Scotland on Wednesday. So expect wind and... [read more]
As of yesterday (1st June) the Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2009 had begun. So far the National Hurricane Center ("NHC") have predicted a near normal season, with a 70% chance of having 9-14 named storms, of which 4-7 could become hurricanes, including 1-3 major hurricanes - category 3, 4 or 5.
At the time of posting this, there is a small area of low pressure with a lower than 30% chance of forming into anything hefty, though I will keep an eye out.
For all those dalehay.com visitors that are based in the usual hurricane paths then please make sure you... [read more]
I have a huge fascination with the weather. Though what we get here in the United Kingdom is poo compared to the likes of the United States of America... with their 15+ inches of snow, deep freezes, massive heatwaves, hail stones the size of grapefruits, hurricanes, magnificent thunderstorms and lightning and of course tornadoes.
Not many people know though, the UK has more tornadoes than the USA - but that's only like that because that's measured by tornadoes by area. Though overall the USA have over 1,000 tornadoes a year! Ranging from just little funnels in the sky to full blown... [read more]
If you're living in New Orleans, i'd probably say... get out. A full scale evacuation plan is set to be launch on Sunday, however thousands of people have already started leaving in fear as Gustav is still likely to strenghen from its current category 3 status and head in the same path as Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Wilma, which left New Orleans flooded.
If you are in the area and wish to ride out the storm, then good luck and be safe!