Back to back storms called Ciara and Dennis, chased each other across the North Atlantic like twisted and demonic lovers lost in a fury of passion. It could be a dangerous thing to be caught between them.
Storm Ciara caused widespread wind and flood damage in the UK and Ireland, one of the strongest to hit our Atlantic Isles in seven years. Storm Dennis would become one of the most intense extratropical cyclones ever recorded, reaching a minimum central pressure of 920 millibars. It is strange how the Met Office is anthropomorphising these extreme weather events, but then maybe it helps people better relate to the energy and power of what were once considered ‘Acts of God’, and now are most certainly linked to human-induced climate change.