Tag Archives: Tides

Could the moon have played a role in UK’s heat wave ?

An ‘Omega’ pattern of Jet Stream Rosby waves developed in early July dragging hot air up from Spain. This ┬ácoincided with a full moon with maximum summer tides. I am no meteorologist but even I can understand how this ‘Omega … Continue reading

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Tides and the Jan 5th storm 2014

In this post I look at how exceptionally strong tides over the first few days of January 2014 could have played a role in the severe storm that hit the UK on the 5-6 January. Meteociel.fr provide twice daily (midnight … Continue reading

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Tides and Storms

Energy flows from the tropics to the poles. The tropics absorb most of the sun’s radiation and drives heat flow to polar regions where radiative cooling dominates. In winter the Hadley cell moves heat to ~30N via huge convective currents … Continue reading

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