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Ex Hurricane Gonzalo set to hit Devon

Authored by Mary

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of wind as they expect the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo to hit Devon this evening (Monday).

While tonight will see wet and windy conditions sweeping eastwards, the strongest winds are expected to occur after the rain clears and winds veer northwesterly through tomorrow morning.

Gusts exceeding 55mph are likely inland, with 60-70mph...

Increasing risk of “Extreme El Niños”, research shows

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

The risk of extreme versions of the El Niño weather phenomenon will double over the coming decades due to global warming, new research has shown.

The frequency of ‘extreme El Niños’ could see a twofold increase as the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean warms faster than the surrounding regions.

The last major events in 1982-3 and 1997-98, when sea surface temperatures exceeding...