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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.

Making waves – Meteotsunamis.

A meteotsunami, also called meteorological tsunami, is a relatively new phenomenon akin to rogue or freak waves.

All eyes on the Atlantic, but look out for the Mediterranean.

These are busy times for ship routing companies.  With attention focused on an above average, record smashing 2020 North Atlantic hurricane season the Mediterranean is now making an appearance with its own “cyclone” in the Ionian Sea over the next few days.  Mediterranean tropical-like cyclones, often referred to as “medicanes” or “Mediterranean cyclones” are storms with subtropical and …

All eyes on the Atlantic, but look out for the Mediterranean.

Record breaking hurricane season goes Greek.

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season continues to set new records. It is certain the Greek Alphabet will come in to play very shortly for only the second time on record.

When the equatorial climate is not so equitable.

The most common destructive weather event throughout the seasons in the SOMS are Sumatra Squalls or ‘Sumatras’ which can bring wind gusts to 60 knots, extremely heavy rainfall and can last up to 20 hours.

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