Britain’s second named storm of the year is set to cause chaos to the islands run up to Christmas with “weather bomb” storm Barbara to impact later today with more flooding and winds touching 100 mph.
The Met Office has warned that the imminent Storm Barbara is a 'weather bomb' which will lash Britain with rain and wind and is set to disrupt millions of people travelling around the UK leading up to the Christmas holiday.
The UK’s airports are certain to be hit by delays including Heathrow, Gatwick and London City.
The Met Office said it is an intense low pressure system with a central pressure that falls 24 millibars in a 24-hour period, leading to increasing rotation, which in turn creates more vigorous winds.
Forecasters said the phenomena are fairly common during the winter, but it is unusual for such a system to pass close to the UK.
The disaster has already, in fact, started and develops itself in the following days into a catastrophe. But what now has arisen is only the beginning of still worse to come, because now storms of all kinds and cyclones will rapidly increase in numbers, and indeed worldwide. So in the near future, a devastating storm will also strike Sardinia, while a series of tornadoes will bring disaster to the USA. And regarding the various names of the cyclones is to say, that these form in the late summer over tropical oceans, as air vortices with mighty winds, with the tropical cyclones being the most dangerous and have reached up to now speeds of more than 270 kilometres per hour (167 miles per hour). Through these powerful storms always enormous destructions occur, and many human lives will be demanded. These up to now highest storm strengths increase in the future however, consequently the worst to be expected may exhibit 400 kilometres per hour (249 miles per hour) wind speeds. And as you say, the cyclones have different names according to place and countries. In the Caribbean as well as in the West Indian islands and the Gulf of Mexico they are called hurricanes, compared to typhoons in China and Japan. They are called Willy-Willy in Australia and cyclones in the Indian Ocean. Then still there are the cyclones over the mainland, which occur worldwide and are called tornadoes.
Extract from the 564th official contact conversation, Friday, 2nd November, 2013
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