Coldest Winter in 100 Years set to Hit Britain!

Sound familiar?

Of course it does, As we barrel through September we find ourselves on the brink of more sensationalist headlines from certain parts of the press.


And of course that will mean headlines like the one we attached to this, A long with many others! Of course eventually they might be right but not through any forecasting means and simply by getting lucky!

We are all for people talking about the weather and these headlines achieve that, But it also gives the impression to many people that forecasters dont have a clue.

So next time you share a winter forecast to your timeline make sure its from a genuine weather outlet & not a sensationalist newspaper!

Monster Super Typhoon Meranti on course to smash into China

Super Typhoon Meranti is heading for landfall in eastern China after bringing winds over 100 mph and more than 20 inches of rain to Taiwan.

Tuesday afternoon, Meranti peaked at 190-mph sustained winds. This tied Typhoon Tip as the second-strongest tropical cyclone in the northwest Pacific since 1970, and made it the strongest tropical cyclone anywhere on the globe so far in 2016.

Latest Status on Meranti

As of Wednesday morning (EDT), or Wednesday evening China time, Meranti was centered about 46 miles west-southwest of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Maximum sustained winds were estimated to be 180 mph, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC).

Current Storm Info

Current Storm Info

Wind gusts in southern Taiwan topped 100 mph in several locations as the center of Meranti passed by just to the south. This includes 112 mph at Kaohsiung International Airport and 113 mph in Hengchun.

In Taiwan’s Penghu County, a wind gust to 134 mph has been clocked. This is a group of islands located west of Taiwan’s main island.

In the 48 hours ending Wednesday early evening Taiwan time, rainfall totals in excess of 20 inches have been measured in the mountains. Taiwu Township in Pingtung County has seen nearly 30 inches of rain.

Basco in the Philippines Batanes Islands saw winds sustained winds near 90 mph early Wednesday morning, local time, before the weather station stopped reporting.

Meranti Forecast Impacts in China, Taiwan

The center of Meranti will move on a path that will likely take it inland near Xiamen, China, early Thursday morning, local time. This is Wednesday afternoon U.S. time.

Meranti is expected to be the equivalent of a Category 4 near the time of landfall, according to the JTWC.

Projected Path and Intensity

Projected Path and Intensity


  • Timing: Meranti is forecast to move into southeastern China early Thursday, local time.
  • Possible Impacts: Damaging winds and storm surge flooding will be threats along the coast, especially in and either side of Xiamen, China. Another major concern is heavy rainfall which will likely result in flooding. Some locations will pick up more than a foot of rain.
Rainfall Forecast

Rainfall Forecast


  • Heavy rain and gusty winds will continue in Taiwan through early Thursday, local time. The rain may contribute to flooding and mudslides.

Meranti’s History

The typhoon underwent rapid intensification Sunday into Monday, which means maximum sustained winds increased by at least 30 knots (about 35 mph) in 24 hours or less.

Meranti’s winds increased from 85 mph to 180 mph in the 24 hours ending Monday at 11 a.m. EDT, according to the JTWC. That’s a 95 mph increase in winds during that time, or more than double the rapid intensification criteria.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency estimated Tuesday that Meranti’s pressure was 890 millibars. For perspective, only two Atlantic hurricanes have had lower pressures (Wilma and Gilbert).

Winter expected to be Cold!

WEATHER experts are warning Irish citizens this week that the up-and-coming winter season may actually get cold and even wet at times, all depending on the temperature and rainfall amounts.

Forecasters said the change will even affect some trees, which will lose their leaves over the coming months.

Explaining the unusual phenomenon, meteorologist Martin Byrne warned that December, January & February will probably be colder than the rest of the months in the year, and advised people to wear warmer clothes than they would in spring and summer.

“I would advise everyone in the country to buy a hat, jacket and a pair of gloves in preparation for this sudden change in climate,” he said. “These items of clothing can be purchased in any good clothes shop, and will protect you from the cold air. If you don’t have any form of heating in your home, I’d advise you to get some quick. Note: you cannot buy jumpers or jackets for houses, as they don’t make them that size.”

Along with the cold, darkness is also expected, with light dissipating earlier in the evening than in previous months.

“Motorists will have to turn their lights on to drive in the dark,” Byrne explained, demonstrating with a torch and making ‘vroom vroom’ noises while steering an imaginary wheel. “It could also rain in the dark too, so make sure your car has windscreen wipers,” he added, now moving his head side-to-side.

The winter weather is expected to last right up to January, and even Febuary, before getting slightly warmer in time for spring, which is a whole other ball game altogether.

Hurricane Madelaine could smash into Hawaii!

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center on Monday issued a hurricane watch for the Big Island of Hawaii, saying Hurricane Madeline could pass “dangerously close.”

The storm should be near or over the Big Island by Wednesday, said forecaster Derek Wroe.

At 11 p.m. Monday (2 a.m. PDT Tuesday), the center said the storm had strengthened to a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 130 mph.

The Center’s advisory on Madeline predicted it will pass “dangerously close” to the Big Island Wednesday and Wednesday night. But it added that some weakening is forecast through late Wednesday.

Residents could experience hurricane force winds, heavy rain and high surf, the Center said.

Madeline was 515 miles east of Hilo late Monday night and moving west-northwest at 9 mph.

Hawaii County, which covers the Big Island, urged residents to restock their emergency kits with a flashlight, fresh batteries, cash and first aid supplies.

The county recommended that residents create evacuation plans and secure outdoor furniture.

Brace for a Frigid Winter with Heavy Snowfall!

The Long Range Weather Forecast has been released by The Old Farmer’s Almanac and it’s looking great for snow lovers!

They are predicting above average snowfall and frigid conditions. The end of November is looking the snowiest along with Mid-January and early February.

As far as temperatures go, we are warned to brace ourselves for the teeth chattering temperatures during the months of January and February for the Northeast and Midwest. A wet and rainy Winter is in the forecast across the Pacific Northwest, but plenty of warmer than average days expected across the South!

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Now, it’s up to you to decide if you will be following The Old Farmer’s Almanac Long-Range Weather Forecast which has been predicted for hundreds of years. The almanac is based on a secret formula that founder, Robert B. Thomas, designed using solar cycles, climatology, and meteorology. It claims to have an 80 percent accuracy rate so the choice is yours! Nonetheless, stay warm this winter!

La Nina to bring HEAVY Snowfall and Severe Cold this winter!

El Niño officially came to an end in early June, and experts are calling for a La Niña to develop in its footsteps.

La Niña is the cool counterpart to El Niño, characterized by unusually low ocean temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific.

La Niña puts emphasis on the northern jet stream while weakening the southern jet stream, keeping moisture in the northern tier of the country.

The jet stream is a narrow zone of strong winds in the upper levels of the atmosphere, separating warm air to the south and cooler air to the north.

At this point in the season, AccuWeather forecasters are predicting a weak La Niña to develop during late fall and into the winter. An area of warmer-than-normal water off the northwestern U.S. coast, nicknamed the “warm blob,” is inhibiting a strong La Niña from forming.

The pocket of warm water is expected to linger, influencing La Niña and its impacts in the United States.

Here’s what a weak La Niña could mean for the U.S.:

A developing weak La Niña will lead to an uptick in tropical activity in the Atlantic Ocean through the rest of the peak hurricane season, which ends on Nov. 30.

“Historically, some hurricane seasons that have followed a transition from El Niño to La Niña have been very active. It’s possible we could flip from one extreme to the other, from below-normal seasons the past three years to an above-normal year in 2016,” AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski said.

La Niña will suppress the westerly winds that typically disrupt tropical development in the Atlantic, giving way for more systems to form.

Transitioning into the fall, warmth could hold on late in the season across the eastern United States.

(Image credit: Accuweather)

La Niña will bring its full impacts to the U.S. throughout the winter season, Pastelok said.

In the East, snowfall is expected to be around normal. La Niña could lead to some big East Coast systems during the second half of the season.

“Areas like southern New York state and northeastern Pennsylvania that missed out on snow last year could see higher-than-normal totals this winter,” Pastelok said.

Colder-than-normal conditions are predicted to grip the northern Rockies and northern Plains over the late fall and into the winter, with some harsh spells at times.

During the coldest periods in the winter, nighttime temperatures could drop into the minus 30 to minus 40-degree Fahrenheit range.

“The wet and stormy weather that will hit the South into the fall will begin to quiet down in the winter as La Niña really kicks in,” Pastelok said.

However, the expected weak strength of La Niña will allow some moisture to sneak into the region at times.

For flood-ravaged areas like Missouri and eastern Texas, the mainly dry weather will prove beneficial.

Dry weather will exacerbate drought conditions across the Southwest. Central and Southern California could face the harshest conditions, including below-normal snowpack in the southern Sierra Nevada.

The northwestern U.S. will experience the brunt of La Niña’s impacts, leading to stormy conditions throughout the winter. However, the warm blob will limit the cold a typical La Niña would bring to the area.

Alaska could face another warmer-than-normal winter on the heels of a record-breaking season last year.

August HEATWAVE to arrive towards the end of the week with temperatures exceeding 30c!

A hot plume of tropical air from the Continent will sweep in parts of the UK towards the end of next week bringing the warmest spell of weather since July’s scorching heatwave.

As far as current output shows this hot spell FINALLY marks the start of a genuine barbecue summer, with August potentially delivering the best spell we will see.

Thermometers will start to rise this weekend with highs of 25C (77F) forecast in the south while the north nudges 21C (70F).

Parts of the southeast are likely to have breached the 30C (86F) mark by the end of Sunday next weekend with the rest of the country basking in the mid 20Cs.

It will turn dry and very hot and sunny before an extreme heatwave returns with searing heat

The start of next week will see a brief cooler blip but the mercury will rocket again by next weekend.

If the Global Forecast System predictions are correct then the potential is there for at least 10 HOT days in the south of the country with temperatures exceeding 25-27c daily.

However at such range reliability is low and this is echoed by the ECM Weather forecasting model that shows only 3-4 days of hot conditions.

All we know is its good to see this weather being shown in the charts once again so dont put the sunscreen away just yet!

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