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Why do all storms in Britain originate in the Atlantic?

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  • 1 month ago

    Because the Earth revolves Clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere

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  • 1 month ago

    Is Britain even big enough to grow its own storms?

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  • 2 months ago

    Actually this isn't true at all

    Most storms actually will form out in the Pacific Ocean, and then they travel either a) through Canada or b) the US. The storms will follow the jet stream, which is usually a west-to-east pattern, taking storms right over the UK.

    The jet stream is the road that carries storms, and this during the winter months, the jet is very active and fast moving, and it actually starts at the west coast of North America, it doesn't start in the UK.

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  • 2 months ago

    Because the English channel isn't big enough for storms to start in it. And the north sea is too cold for storms.

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  • 2 months ago

    Be very wary of the term "all", it's likely not true.

    Storms 'typically' form over water, but not all. Storms come from energy, and that energy, while typically in oceans, can come from any direction.

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  • 2 months ago

    Because all the other oceans are too far away.

    Also, because of the coriolus effect, weather in the northern  hemisphere moves from west to east.  The storms form in the ocean and then sweep over Britain.

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