In the Spotlight Weather Atlantic Hurricane Season 22 September 2022 We may not get “proper” hurricanes in the UK, but our weather can be affected, both directly and indirectly, by the storms that form during the Atlantic hurricane season. Gemma Plumb takes a closer look at why mid-September is the peak of the season, and why 2022 has been unusually quiet. Research Summaries Southern hemisphere tropical cyclones: A critical analysis of regional characteristics 13 July 2020 Summary of the research article published in the RMetS International Journal of Climatology Weather Cyclone Harold 14 April 2020 Extensive damage has been reported in Fiji as Cyclone Harold’s trail of destruction through the Southern Pacific continues. Weather What is a hurricane? 01 February 2020 The different terms hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones all refer to tropical storms. They are named differently depending on the region they occur in. Weather Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclones 11 December 2019 Last week, the Indian Ocean suddenly exploded with tropical activity Weather Super Typhoon Hagibis 16 October 2019 The clear up operation is continuing after Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan on 12th October with wind speeds up to 225 km/ hr and torrential rain, leaving at least 74 dead and tens of thousands of people displaced. Weather Cyclone Fani impacts India and Bangladesh 10 May 2019 In early May 2019, the extremely severe Cyclone Fani made landfall in India and impacted Bangladesh afterwards. Millions of people were evacuated. Weather Tropical Cyclone Kenneth 29 April 2019 Just one month after Cyclone Idai made landfall in Southern Africa, tropical cyclone Kenneth impacted the Comoros Islands on the 24th April 2019 and made landfall in Mozambique on the 25th April. Weather Pacific Typhoon Mangkhut 18 September 2018 On the 7th of September 2018 a tropical storm formed near the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean moving north west. First referred to as Tropical Depression 26W, it strengthened into a typhoon soon after.