Friday, 26 February 2010

'Weather bomb' coming in from South West

The Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) has issued a warning of something called an 'explosive cyclogenesis' (a.k.a. 'weather bomb') coming in from the Canary Isles and due on the Iberian Peninsula tomorrow, headed to the North via Portugal but bashing the Canaries first. Indeed, the North of Spain is on a red alert ('extreme weather') , most of the middle of the country on an orange alert, and a good part of Andalucía on a yellow. A weather bomb, for all its alarming name, occurs when there is a sudden further drop in pressure at the centre of a low pressure area.

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