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I thought it was about time I took up writing blogs again about the weather and other georgaphical stuff, so here you go… I’ll try and write one a week 🙂

Life in the day of a meteorologist

When I’m in a taxi, talking to a waitress or chatting with someone at the gym and I say that I’m a weather forecaster they always say how great that is, but when I say I have to work 12 hour night shifts, weekends and holidays they seem surprised, they always assume a weather forecast has […]

Posted in 04 April 2015, 2015, blog | Leave a comment

Women in weather

I finished work at 8am this morning so didn’t want to do anything too strenuous this afternoon, but I did attend a brilliant webinar run by Northrop Grumman about “Women in Weather”. The hangout/webinar was organised after the National Science Foundation found out that only 14% of the 14,000 professionals employed in atmospheric sciences were […]

Posted in 03 March 2015, 2015, blog | Leave a comment

What is the spring equinox?

As I was working at the weekend, I wrote a blog on MeteoGroup’s WeatherCast website about the spring equinox that occurred last night. You can read my story here: What is the spring equinox? You can find a list of my other stories on the WeatherCast website here: Published articles

Posted in 03 March 2015, 2015, blog | Leave a comment

Why do weather forecasts vary so much?

There are many different sources for checking the UK weather, whether it be reading the paper, checking an app, watching the weather forecast on the TV or listening to the radio as shown below, but it’s been noticed recently that the forecasts can often be very different! The 4 main weather forecasting companies in the […]

Posted in 03 March 2015, 2015, blog | Leave a comment

Frontal systems & troughs

In previous weeks I have blogged about pressure systems and air masses, but this week I thought I’d discuss frontal systems. There are three types of frontal system; occluded, warm and cold. A frontal system or weather front can be defined as a boundary that separates two different air masses and they are often associated […]

Posted in 03 March 2015, 2015, blog | Leave a comment

First signs of spring

As I was working at the weekend, I wrote a blog on MeteoGroup’s WeatherCast website about the first signs of spring and daytime heating. You can read my story here: First signs of Spring   You can find a list of my other stories on the WeatherCast website here: Published articles

Posted in 03 March 2015, 2015, blog | Leave a comment

The UK’s air masses

The UK’s weather is often a discussed, mainly because it is so changeable. In one day you can see sunshine, rain, snow, thunder and strong winds. The reason the British weather changes so much is for several reasons, such as; we’re an island, we’re often under the path of the jet stream, we’re affected by 6 […]

Posted in 02 February 2015, 2015, blog | Leave a comment

Pressure, highs and lows

In the past year I have seen the media explain normal weather conditions as some very strange things. Recently, the “Weather bomb” has become a new definition, which is more understandable then some media phrases as the word bomb as a news headline could alarm a few people, but it did seem to be thrown […]

Posted in 02 February 2015, 2015, blog | Leave a comment

Groundhog Day, Phil says 6 more weeks of winter

Today, the 2nd February, marks Groundhog day in many parts of America, but especially Punxsutawney.  The people of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania have been celebrating the Folk Lore Celebration, Groundhog day, since 1886. The whole day revolves around Phil, the weather forecasting groundhog. According to the stories, Phil drank the “elixir of life” and has therefore been […]

Posted in 02 February 2015, 2015, blog | Leave a comment

Are plants adapting to climate change?

The answer is easy, yes, plants are adapting to climate change, and the proof of this is in our gardens, parks and woods now. This winter began unseasonably mild, but has gradually turned colder with temperatures closer to or sometimes below the seasonal average. We’ve had several hard frosts in the past month with temperatures […]

Posted in 01 January 2015, 2015, blog | Leave a comment