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shelfontheelf Thu 11-Dec-14 12:43:55

AIBU to think this is a rdiculous name, what the hell is a weather bomb. Do they mean a, you know, big storm or am I missing something?

DoubleValiumLattePlease Thu 11-Dec-14 12:46:40

It's a soundbite - and they've killed it already with over-use. I just get the rage now when I hear it.

kim147 Thu 11-Dec-14 12:47:14

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OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 11-Dec-14 12:49:02

Its a stupid emotive term for explosive cyclogenesis - when a low rapidly deepens at a rate of 24 millibar or more in 24 hours.

However, neither term applies to the low when it grazed the north of the uk - by then it had stopped deepening explosively and was a mature low pressure.

Hatespiders Thu 11-Dec-14 14:30:52

Well I've been around for 70 years and had never come across this term before. It's a silly word to use as it could panic people, especially in the terrorist world we live in today. Bomb indeed. How daft.

In any case, it apparently means strong winds and cold temperatures. Well, it's December.

calmexterior Thu 11-Dec-14 14:39:16

Completely agree YANBU

WinterFire Thu 11-Dec-14 15:15:59

YANBU it's driving me mad.

It's just another example of the war- like language floating around at the moment <mutters to self about the media influencing us and trying to build up tension>

Nobody will probably understand my last sentence!

WinterFire Thu 11-Dec-14 15:17:14

Hatespiders will understand <nods>

Even celebrities don't fall out anymore - they are at 'war etc.

Hatespiders Thu 11-Dec-14 15:24:05

I do understand, Winterfire. Everything is hyped up to the nines now.

It's as if they're using 'The Sun' attention-grabbing headlines to describe quite ordinary stuff.

And all this Amber Alert, Red Alert etc. for a bit of rain, wind or snow. You'd think we were being invaded by Martians or something.

shelfontheelf Thu 11-Dec-14 15:25:05

I much prefer explosive cyclogenesis!

TooHasty Thu 11-Dec-14 15:29:34

I was going to start the exact same thread.
It's a storm!

WinterFire Thu 11-Dec-14 15:40:54

And not even a bad one (here, anyway -was only bad overnight)

taxi4ballet Thu 11-Dec-14 16:56:34

What's wrong with "wet and windy"?

Hatespiders Thu 11-Dec-14 18:34:51

'Explosive cyclogenesis' sounds as if you've had bad diarrhoeia while out on your bike!

SpringBreaker Thu 11-Dec-14 18:38:55

I have been wondering the same thing. I find it irritating too.

WinterFire Thu 11-Dec-14 19:09:29


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