Summer Weather Could Return To UK As Asian Super-Storm Sends Heat
The weather hasn't been able to make its mind up over the last few months, has it? If you cast your mind to February (y'know, one of the months that usually involve a bit of snow) you'll remember that we experienced warm weather which was put down to 'human driven climate change'.
Then came the storms, then we had the hottest day ever recorded in UK history in July, then more bad weather followed. Well, now it looks like the sun could be set for a comeback as the UK could be on track to experience the effects of an Asian super-storm within 10 days.
According to Liam Dutton, weather presented for Channel 4 News, Asia will be experiencing 'Tropical Storm Krosa' which was previously classified as a 'typhoon'.
It is believed that it will travel over Japan and towards far east Russia. Liam says that then it will 'bump into the jet stream high up in the atmosphere'.
A look at how a typhoon over Asia may bring summer weather back to the UK in around 10 days. pic.twitter.com/g0vQV5OCSc
- Liam Dutton - Weatherman (@liamdutton) August 13, 2019
In a video posted on his YouTube channel, he explains: "This will send a ripple eastwards along the jet stream, like what happens when you flick a skipping rope.
"If you look closely, you can see this ripple in the jet stream travel across the ocean to the US. The ripple then travels onwards to above the Atlantic Ocean, pushing the jet stream north of the UK."
He goes on to explain that if the jet stream moves north of the UK, it will bring high pressure which would, in turn, bring settled weather for the end of August.
This image shows a huge plume of Saharan dust (haze of sandy brown) stretching thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean.
It'll aid to suppress any hurricane activity and give colourful sunrises and sunsets.
Image from NOAA. Vibrancy increased to show dust better. pic.twitter.com/ifptRUHMtO
- Liam Dutton - Weatherman (@liamdutton) August 14, 2019
People have been quick to respond to Liam's news, with one person writing: "Freakin happy days, sick of this August weather!" Another added: "Just in time for the Bank Holiday festivals like Notting Hill and Manchester Pride."
Marco Peteagna, a forecaster at the Met Office, told The Sun Online: "Things will start to improve next week. The jet stream from the Atlantic will push north on Monday which will bring warmer weather and sunshine."
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