Hurricanes Gordon and Helene
Interesting one this.
I am inhaling luxurious Caribbean air in Yorkshire today as the remnant of Hurricane Gordon moves north from the Bay of Biscay and up the Irish Channel.
Stormy conditions are expected to the west of the British Isles and then Gordon will be absorbed into a large depression sitting west of the UK.
This will continue to feed warm air across the UK but today has been exceptional ... the winds strong and yet so warm ... it really felt like the Caribbean but with a tad less of the humidity factor.
Next we have Helene ... she is expected to move towards the UK next week but the predictions favour a slow down in her track until she becames almost stationary and eventually replaces the current system to the west of the UK.
All this does not top the tornado that swept through north Leeds last week ... the low cloud base moved over my house last Thursday and the Storm took out the electrics in the whole of Wetherby ... quite exciting stuff I thought, as I prepared my Camcorder for the visual feast ... I was soon diving for cover when a huge bolt of lightening struck about 30 feet away !!
Bring on Global Warming I say ... it makes the weather so much more exciting