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Sara Thornton and John Hammond:
Hours of sunshine, temperature charts, rainfall and humidity are all part of the daily conversation, so much so that Kuoni has now teamed up with weathertrending meteorologists Sara Thornton and John Hammond, both familiar faces on television.
John Hammond: The higher level routes in the Highlands may see some accumulating snowfall, with ice being a more widespread hazard, especially on Tuesday morning.
Sara Thornton: The cold air is being brought by a large block of high pressure to our northeast, fending off milder Atlantic winds.
John Hammond: By tonight, most of any snow will have turned to rain and largely died out.
Sara Thornton: Whilst this will mostly bring rain, we will monitor the possibility of it turning to wet snow at some lower levels.
John Hammond: This week’s balmy southerly winds are set to be replaced by chilly easterlies by early next week – more like Moscow than the Med.
Sara Thornton: Anyone showing certainty about a white Christmas at this range is indulging in wishful thinking rather than science.
John Hammond: Lightning rarely strikes twice and the same applies to “The Beast”. But we’ll be keeping a very close eye on the top of the atmosphere in the next few months.
John Hammond and Sara Thornton offer insight into the current UK heatwave, looking at the impact it has had on the countryside and predict what’s next for the forecast.
John Hammond: Winds could widely exceed gusts of 50mph.
Some exposed coastal and high ground locations could see gusts exceed 60mph.
John Hammond discovered that as temperatures exceeded 30C on the hottest day of the year in London, the temperature underground would have been up to 10C hotter.
John Hammond: Tropical air may send temperatures into the high-20s across southeastern parts.
Sara Thornton: Even if the snow doesn’t get you, gale-force winds and super-cooled freezing rain could turn parts of the UK into an ice rink by the weekend.
John Hammond: The Beast from the East has not yet delivered its parting shot. The ‘Beast’ won’t give up without a fight. Scotland could see disruptive snowfall into early next week, and freezing rain will be an ongoing possibility, which means roads in many places will remain treacherous.
Sara Thornton: Here we’re likely to see super chilled water fall as rain – only to freeze instantly as it hits the ground. The result could be an invisible, lethal glaze on roads and pavements that could rank as one of the worst freezing rain events for many years.
Sara Thornton: Frankly, it’s a mess. The impacts from this storm warranted a name; my gut feeling is that if MetEireann hadn’t got in and named a separate system Storm Fionn on Tuesday, this storm would have been named that. They should have moved on to Storm Georgina.
The Great Storm of 1987 caused devastation across southern England and claimed the lives of 18 people. To mark the anniversary, TV weather presenters and meteorologists John Hammond and Sara Thornton look back on that ‘night to remember.
“What’s happened to BBC Weather presenter JH”
When he’s not tapping his barometer Hammond has more time to…get a fledgling venture off the ground with fellow weather nut and business partner Sara Thornton – the website weathertrending.com. As well as providing forecasts and serious explanations of weather phenomena, they offer lively discussions on how weather shapes our lives, including blogs, lighthearted videos and lifestyle tips.
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