News Exercise #64

This week the item is very short, just 1:07. The topic is explaining the term “weather bomb”.

Questions and Answers:

1) Is this kind of weather rare in Britain?
No, he said it was certainly not unusual to get stormy weather in the North Atlantic at this time of the year.

2) What can happen to these storms sometimes?
They can go through a rapid period of intensification, due to a rapid fall in pressure.

3) With a storm ‘sitting’ in the North Atlantic, what does the high wind cause to build up?
Really high waves build up.

4) Do these 18m waves cover coastal houses?
No, they are 18m in open water, but they lose height and energy as they head towards the shore.