Tag : storm

The Beast From The East – Sending The Economy Into A Blizzard?

6 months ago / 0 comments

Inconvenienced by it or not, last week’s snowstorm across the UK was every British person’s dream. The snow was a solid topic for small talk whilst waiting around for seminars to start, and it provided an extra excuse to miss any classes that weren’t affected by the strikes. It was … Read More

News | Otley Road closed after gale force winds wreak havoc

5 years ago / 0 comments

Otley Road remained closed this morning between North Grange Road and Victoria Road after gale force winds caused damage and disruption across the city last night. A fallen tree at Headingley Lane reportedly damaged a car, breaking through a wall, leading to the road closure. The storm has also brought … Read More

Photojournal | Going home – A Christmas storm

5 years ago / 0 comments

I should have seen this coming. It’s Christmas Day and my family is persuading me to take the usual walk with them up to a large tree at the top of the hill near our house. I am not easily swayed as it’s always the same routine: a nervous shuffle … Read More

News | Gale-force winds cause damage on campus

5 years ago / 0 comments

Students in Leeds may have been feeling under the weather today as gale-force winds caused mass disruption in many areas of the city. At midday winds reached 30 mph, while at their maximum strength gusts reached up to 80mph. Campus felt the full force of the weather, with the front … Read More

How will the solar storm affect you?

6 years ago / 0 comments

A solar storm refers to the affect that a solar flare or coronal mass ejection from the sun has on the Earth’s magnetic field. On a day-to-day basis, the magnetosphere is bombarded by solar wind, which consists of particles travelling at between 350-400 kilometres per second. It is these particles … Read More