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Simon Bevan

30+ years of providing meteorological and oceanographic services from marine and aviation forecasting to optimum ship routing and voyage reconstruction, including command of national global weather and oceanographic forecasting centres. WMO qualified meteorological forecaster with 14 years sea experience/bridge time. Directed and coordinated strategic planning, governance and contract liaison for planning of UK Hydrographic and UK Met Office defence programmes within the Ministry of Defence budget.

Can a Tropical Cyclone kickstart the Monsoon?

Co-authored by Kyle Gollegly RMet, FRMetS who is a Senior Marine Router on our Atlantic Orcas watch. The Indian monsoon can be broken down into two seasons: the drier Northeast monsoon which encompasses the winter months, and the wetter Southwest monsoon during the summer months. The transition periods between these seasons (typically mid-late Spring and …

Can a Tropical Cyclone kickstart the Monsoon?

The Baltic – Ice makes a comeback

The extent of Baltic Sea ice is nearing climatological norms following a period of several years when it has been well below normal levels.

A most unwelcome Christmas visitor.

Severe (Category 5) Tropical Cyclone YASA could ruin Christmas for many in Fiji.  At 170600UTC the system was some 99nm NNE of Suva, Vili Levu island moving SE at 12 knots crossing the western end of Vanua Levu Island with winds of 130 knots and gusts to 160 knots.  Numerical guidance is good over the …

A most unwelcome Christmas visitor.

Will weather forecasting always be chaotic?

Our atmosphere and oceans are chaotic systems in continual motion with multiple chains of cause and effect whereby a small cause can eventually be amplified to greater and greater effects.

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