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Title: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 02 January, 2014 @ 18:55:20
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Britain will be battered by a fresh wave of "exceptional weather", with gale-force winds and driving rain creating a risk of widespread flooding, the environment secretary has warned.

Owen Paterson said after a meeting of the government's Cobra committee on Thursday that emergency agencies and power companies were on high alert for further storms.

Meanwhile the Environment Agency said it was preparing to issue severe weather warnings – meaning there is a threat to life and property – for coastal areas at risk of flooding.

Large swaths of the British coastline, stretching from the Isles of Scilly to Wales and Scotland, are at risk of severe flooding, forecasters warned, as a further storm front sweeps in from the Atlantic on Friday and again on Sunday.

The Environment Agency said the flood risk will extend along the UK coastline from north-west England, through Wales and south-west and southern England. Areas particularly at risk include the Isles of Scilly, the north and south coasts of Devon and Cornwall, Dorset and the coastline of Wales.

Severe flood warnings were issued for the coast of Cornwall and Devon on Thursday afternoon, with 65mph winds stirring up waves up to nine metres high in some places.

Flood warnings are also in place in the Midlands, north-west, Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as 229 less-serious flood alerts covering most of the UK.

The bigger concern for emergency services are gale-force winds, forecast at up to 60mph (100km/h) in western and southern England on Friday and even reaching 50mph inland, including London.

The weather warnings come after two people died after being swept out to sea by powerful waves off the south coast on New Year's Eve.

The search for a 27-year-old man swept out to sea on New Year's Eve was called off after a body was found on Thursday morning. The man, from Surrey, was swept out to sea by a powerful wave at 1am on Wednesday while celebrating the new year on the beach with his friends.

A woman died in the surf in Croyde, north Devon on New Year's Eve, after going swimming in the sea while on holiday with her family.
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jan/02/uk-braced-further-floods-storms-atlantic
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 03 January, 2014 @ 13:30:41
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Homes evacuated as storm surge hits UK with 30ft waves expected
Residents in coastal areas evacuated from their homes as high winds and high tides hit England and Wales

The Environment Agency has issued 21 of its most serious flood warnings advising of flooding and a risk to life across Wales and England. (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/flood-warnings/#?tab=floodWarnings)

A combination of gales gusting up to 70 miles per hour, along with high spring tides, sent dangerous storm surges into coastal areas from the early hours of Friday.

People were warned to stay away from beaches, promenades and coastal paths in parts of Wales and southern and western England.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10548343/Homes-evacuated-as-storm-surge-hits-UK-with-30ft-waves-expected.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 04 January, 2014 @ 13:29:48
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A man was pulled from the sea early on Saturday after ignoring warnings about the fierce storms battering Britain.

The man had to be rescued after going for a swim around 3am at Newquay, north Cornwall. He was dragged from the water and taken to hospital.

Police sergeant Reggie Butler said: “Another minute or 30 seconds and he would have been washed out to sea and the situation could have been tragic. We were not going to go into the water unless an opportunity presented itself and it was safe to do so. Fortunately for the male it did present itself.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10550592/Man-rescued-from-raging-sea-as-storms-lash-Britain.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 06 January, 2014 @ 15:54:16
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UK weather: Torrential rain and flooding continues as 'Winter Storm Hercules' heads over from US to add to Britain's woes
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-torrential-rain-and-flooding-continues-as-winter-storm-hercules-heads-over-from-us-to-add-to-britains-
woes-9040902.html (http://woes-9040902.html)

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This video shows the strength of the storms hitting the UK - a spectacular view of the 30 foot waves which struck at Porthleven in Cornwall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYesEAOLdhc

Latest update from the Environment Agency: one severe flood warning, 106 flood warnings, 218 flood alerts. For more flooding information from the EA, click here (http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/31618.aspx).
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10553028/UK-weather-warning-live.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10553028/UK-weather-warning-live.html)
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 09 January, 2014 @ 12:54:59
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Weather: winter proper is finally on its way with snow and ice
The storms which have lashed Britain are letting up, to be replaced by wintry conditions and the possibility of snow and ice
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10558939/Weather-winter-proper-is-finally-on-its-way-with-snow-and-ice.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Thursday, 09 January, 2014 @ 19:44:46
Thanks Maik, just what I wanted to know....  :oki:

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 26 January, 2014 @ 14:16:00
This should cheer you up, Tony:

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UK weather: flood warnings as further heavy rain expected to lash Britain
Met Office issues warning of severe weather for the south west and the Environment Agency issues more than 100 flood alerts and 10 more serious flood warnings
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10597730/UK-weather-flood-warnings-as-further-heavy-rain-expected-to-lash-Britain.html

...or maybe you'll look forward to your holidays!  :beach:
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 26 January, 2014 @ 19:30:39
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UK weather: Tornado ‘lifts cats into air’ as storms and rain sweep across country, bringing further risk of flooding

“We've got four feral cats in the yard and they were being lifted off the ground, they just went round like a big paper bag.” Ms Blay added that none of the people or animals involved were injured during the storm.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-tornado-lifts-cats-into-air-as-storms-and-rain-sweep-across-country-bringing-further-risk-of-flooding-9086092.html

 :oki:
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Monday, 27 January, 2014 @ 00:00:43
Actually it's not been as bad here today as forecasted.  Most of the rain was yesterday - but a nippy wind today.  Kath got me a cheapo radio controlled weather station from Aldi for Crimbo, made by Ascot.  Does internal and external temp and humidity, atmospheric pressure and trend, and phases of the moon plus a very rough and ready weather "forecast".  Radio controlled clock from Frankfurt but gives UK time exactly. No PC interface for under £20 - or under 100 from what I can see.  Think the offer from Aldi is now closed.

It's brilliant but Kath now fed up as I'm telling her the details all the time.   :)

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Phil on Monday, 27 January, 2014 @ 01:58:06
Actually it's not been as bad here today as forecasted.  Most of the rain was yesterday - but a nippy wind today.  Kath got me a cheapo radio controlled weather station from Aldi for Crimbo, made by Ascot.  Does internal and external temp and humidity, atmospheric pressure and trend, and phases of the moon plus a very rough and ready weather "forecast".  Radio controlled clock from Frankfurt but gives UK time exactly. No PC interface for under £20 - or under 100 from what I can see.  Think the offer from Aldi is now closed.

It's brilliant but Kath now fed up as I'm telling her the details all the time.   :)

Tony

I bought one of those in Aldi about 4 years ago. It is still working and it has usually been surprisingly accurate!
It is currently forecasting some snow for tonight, but I think (hope) that might not occur.
The only problem I have had with the unit is the outdoor sensor now chews up AA batteries. They used to last 12 months but now only manage about 3½ weeks.

The barometric pressure sensor, temp & humidity have always been very accurate.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 27 January, 2014 @ 15:20:36
Keep hoping, Phil!

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First snow of winter hits south of England
Forecasters warn temperatures will drop to below freezing this week as snow is expected across much of the UK by Wednesday
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10598611/First-snow-of-winter-hits-south-of-England.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 01 February, 2014 @ 15:52:45
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UK weather: Lives at risk as more floods hit Britain, Environment Agency warns
The Environment Agency has issued nine of the most serious 'danger to life' warnings and more than 200 flood alerts as rain and gales are set to batter Britain
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10610911/UK-weather-Lives-at-risk-as-more-floods-hit-Britain-Environment-Agency-warns.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 05 February, 2014 @ 13:02:36
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Thousands of homes in south-west England, Wales and Ireland are without power and transport networks are in chaos today after the country was battered by 80mph winds and heavy rain overnight.

Western Power Distribution said around 44,000 customers had been affected since Tuesday afternoon and a remaining 5,000 homes were still without power, despite staff working through the night.

Most of the outages were caused by "airborne debris" that had hit overhead power lines a company spokesman said.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-thousands-of-homes-left-without-power-as-southwest-takes-a-pasting-from-storm-9108407.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 06 February, 2014 @ 05:39:20
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independent.co.uk (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-thousands-of-homes-left-without-power-as-southwest-takes-a-pasting-from-storm-9108407.html)

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telegraph.co.uk (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10620681/UK-weather-Britain-battered-by-90mph-storms-and-theres-worse-to-come.html)
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 07 February, 2014 @ 18:26:37
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Penguins given antidepressants to cope with the British weather
The South-American birds have been made miserable by the endless rain
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/penguins-given-antidepressants-to-cope-with-the-british-weather-9114953.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 07 February, 2014 @ 19:33:05
Sounds like the penguins need a pick-me-up

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UK weather: Worst is yet to come as Atlantic storm Ruth to batter Britain this weekend bringing 80mph winds and 35ft waves

Forecasters warn of an 'absolute monster' as Met office says UK will be 'engulfed' by rain as worst of a 'conveyor belt of storms' set to hit the country
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-worst-is-yet-to-come-as-atlantic-storm-ruth-to-batter-britain-this-weekend-bringing-80mph-winds-and-35ft-waves-9114278.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 10 February, 2014 @ 03:01:30
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UK weather: flooding crisis set to deepen
Fourteen new severe warnings are issued along Thames Valley, indicating threat to life
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10627606/UK-weather-flooding-crisis-set-to-deepen.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 10 February, 2014 @ 21:57:30
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Flood-hit Wraysbury targeted by looters
Residents in Wraysbury in Berkshire are pleading for help from the police and army to stop the looting
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10628835/Flood-hit-Wraysbury-targeted-by-looters.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Colleywobble on Tuesday, 11 February, 2014 @ 14:25:01
Torrential rain followed by heavy snow! Not settled down with us but the peaks look a bit like Sochi. Hubbie just returned from shops seen a car with 4 inches on top. Occupants reckon they have 8 inches where they come from? Just when we thought of a trip out maybe stop in and watch somebody elses snow on the Winter Olympics!!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Tuesday, 11 February, 2014 @ 17:14:54
We've been very lucky in the NW (so far!) - until recently we've been the highest area for rainfall.  But it has definitely been very wet!

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Dawn on Tuesday, 11 February, 2014 @ 20:24:55
Like you TonyKath we feel very lucky as we live halfway up a hill, however while driving to my daughters yesterday who lives just 5 miles away couldent get over the flooded fields and the roads in several small hamlets completely  covered in water and impassable, heartbreaking!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 12 February, 2014 @ 03:04:22
Sounds as though the government is now taking it more seriously:

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UK floods: 'Money is no object' to end misery, says David Cameron
David Cameron announces national emergency and promises to spend whatever is necessary as flooding worsens across southern England

David Cameron said on Tuesday that “money is no object” as he declared the floods were a national emergency and staked his personal authority on rebuilding damaged regions and making them more resilient to extreme weather.

 Mr Cameron spoke as:

-- Scientists warned that it may take until May for the flood waters to subside;

-- The number of people evacuated from their homes rose to 1,000;

-- Oxford University confirmed that the country was enduring its wettest winter for 250 years;

-- Snow caused travel problems in the Midlands;

-- Network Rail said it could take months before train timetables, badly hit by flooding in the South, are back to normal.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10632181/UK-floods-Money-is-no-object-to-end-misery-says-David-Cameron.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 12 February, 2014 @ 09:33:45
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Parts of the UK are again facing flooding as forecasters warn a further band of stormy weather later could mean the "strongest" winds of the winter.

BBC weather forecaster Laura Gilchrist said winds could exceed 100mph around the coast of west Wales.

Gales could be the most "strongest and disruptive" of the winter so far, she added.

The Met Office has issued an amber "be prepared" warning of wind on Wednesday as well as yellow "be aware" snow, wind and rain warnings.

The warning for snow covers northern and western parts of the UK - but not the South West - mostly until mid-morning Wednesday.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26148379
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 12 February, 2014 @ 12:27:16
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No 'blank cheque' for flooding relief, Cabinet minister says

There is no “blank cheque” for the flood relief effort, Patrick McLoughlin has said, appearing to contradict claims by the Prime Minister that money is “no object” as Britain continues to battle extreme weather.

The Transport Secretary said that the Government would “use every resource” but refused to say that new money will be made available.

His comments come just hours after David Cameron insisted that “whatever money is needed [for flood relief] will be spent”.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10632633/No-blank-cheque-for-flooding-relief-Cabinet-minister-says.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Colleywobble on Wednesday, 12 February, 2014 @ 12:59:55
Red Warnings now in force 100 miles an hour winds possible v heavy rain and snow. Hold tight folks could get very hairy!!!Hope everyone keeps safe.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Wednesday, 12 February, 2014 @ 18:01:19
Damn - spoke too soon!! Trying to batten down the hatches here - winds up to 80 mph forecast slightly north of us.   Distinctly breezy out now.  :oki:

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: bedlam on Wednesday, 12 February, 2014 @ 19:24:40
We sympathise with folks that have been affected by the recent bad weather, a lot of what has effected Britain first passed over us in Brittany,  several rivers flooded, also canal's, land slides and numerous reports of property damage caused by wind & rain. You can't take a ten minute drive without counting dozens of trees brought down by the storms.

Tony, we had high winds come through a few hours ago, a few slates missing off the roof and a cement mixer re positioned, maybe the same storm? You & Kath  keep your heads down, have a glass of no12 and stay safe. We hope everyone stays safe...
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 13 February, 2014 @ 00:32:51
First UK casualty I've heard of:

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A man has died apparently trying to clear a fallen tree as hurricane-force winds batter parts of the UK.

The dead man, believed to be in his 70s, was killed after the tree brought down power cables in Wiltshire.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26153889
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Thursday, 13 February, 2014 @ 19:55:38
Thanks Bedlam - I've been thinking we don't hear how the weather has been affecting nearby countries.  Surprised no one is ascribing it to Eurocrats!  Not too bad here though I think we were on the southern edge of the worst.  Damage to a short bit of fence that was getting on a bit but otherwise OK.  Overall I don't think it was anywhere as near as bad as the hurricane of '87 - which Kath always reminds me (and anyone else) I managed to sleep through.   :doh:

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 14 February, 2014 @ 16:02:07
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Weather gets even freakier: after storms, floods and gales - now there's a bog fire

Despite being drenched by storms, powerlines torn down by winds have reportedly started a bog fire in a Welsh coastal town, as a fresh round of extreme weather wreaks havoc across Britain.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/weather-gets-even-freakier-after-storms-floods-and-gales--now-theres-a-bog-fire-9127516.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 14 February, 2014 @ 16:05:42
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The storms have flattened a red squirrel forrest in County Durham. The red squirrel is a protected species and has drastically reduced in numbers in the UK in recent years.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10635142/Floods-Met-Office-predicts-terrible-day-of-storms-live.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Friday, 14 February, 2014 @ 18:28:04
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The storms have flattened a red squirrel forrest in County Durham. The red squirrel is a protected species and has drastically reduced in numbers in the UK in recent years.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10635142/Floods-Met-Office-predicts-terrible-day-of-storms-live.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10635142/Floods-Met-Office-predicts-terrible-day-of-storms-live.html)

And no doubt the floods in Somerset will have seen off far more badgers than the "culling" did last year.   :unsure:

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 15 February, 2014 @ 03:57:16
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Floods could remain until March, Environment Agency warns
Full effect of this weekend's storms may take days to filter downstream in major rivers
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10639945/Floods-could-remain-until-March-Environment-Agency-warns.html


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Expect no let-up in severe weather, UK forecasters warn
Around 5,000 military personnel committed to flood relief work as violent storms set to batter southern coast over weekend
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/feb/14/no-let-up-severe-weather-storms-flood-uk-forecasters-warn
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 15 February, 2014 @ 15:43:16
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Two people have died as strong winds and heavy rain hit southern England, adding to problems already caused by widespread storms and flooding.

An 85-year-old man died after a freak wave hit a British cruise ship in the English Channel.

In central London, a 49-year-old female taxi driver was killed when her car was crushed by falling masonry.

More than 120,000 homes are without power and severe weather warnings are in place for much of the UK.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26200497
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 15 February, 2014 @ 16:00:08
Thanks Bedlam - I've been thinking we don't hear how the weather has been affecting nearby countries. 

Tony



T'other side of pond:

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US East Coast left reeling from massive storm

The east coast of America has been left reeling by a ferocious winter storm that has killed at least 25 people.

The extreme weather conditions moved up from the south-east and swept along the Atlantic coastline.

Some areas experienced almost 70 centimetres of snow. Power supplies were cut to millions of homes and businesses and more than 2000 flights were cancelled.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26201587


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The new Dust Bowl: 'epochal' drought hits California's Central Valley

On the road into the small California farming community of Mendota the signs read “Stop – dust bowl!” and “Save Water” as farmers in orchards are busy bulldozing withered almond trees.

It didn’t used to be like this here. Until recently this town of 11,000 people was proudly known as the “Cantaloupe Capital of the World”. Of all the many local crops its melons were most prized. Mendota’s farmers have been growing them since the 1920s, when Greek immigrants arrived and found the soil was perfect. The lush fields used to provide 70 per cent of America’s cantaloupes.

But today Mendota is becoming known for another reason. It sits at ground zero in an unfolding, slow motion billion dollar disaster, what climatologists are calling an “epochal” drought. Analysis of the rings in ancient sequoia trees suggests the region is experiencing a lack of rain not seen since 1580, around the time Sir Francis Drake reached the California coast and claimed it for Elizabeth I.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10638983/The-new-Dust-Bowl-epochal-drought-hits-Californias-Central-Valley.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 16 February, 2014 @ 04:21:49
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Flood-hit areas earmarked for more homes
Councils have issued plans to build hundreds of new homes in some of the areas worst affected by the country's flooding crisis

Mark Wilson, the chief executive of Aviva, Britain’s largest insurer, calls for a halt to building on “defenceless” floodplains. In the past decade alone, tens of thousands of homes have been built in areas of significant flood risk, with the British insurance industry paying out more than £5 billion to homes and businesses since 2000. Mr Wilson says: “As a nation we need to build more homes, but the cost of development must include the cost of defences. Let’s be crystal clear: no defences, no development.”

Throughout the country, tens of thousands of properties are due to be built on high-risk “grade 3” flood land as councils struggle to meet government targets for house-building.

Between 2001 and 2011, about 40,000 properties were built on wholly or largely undefended plains at “significant risk” of flooding, according to a report produced by a sub-committee of the Government’s committee on climate change. Floodplain development grew faster than building in the rest of the country.

In the six years to 2011, the Environment Agency did not object to more than half of all planning applications for flood-risk areas, the report said. In about half the cases where it did oppose an application, it dropped its objection after negotiations with councils and developers.  In almost 10,000 cases over the past six years reported, the agency was not informed of the final outcome of the application.  In the past year alone, councils allowed 87 developments involving 560 new homes to proceed against Environment Agency opposition.

There are no national regulations to prevent developers from building homes on floodplains, and construction companies bear none of the subsequent risk should the houses flood.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10641488/Flood-hit-areas-earmarked-for-more-homes.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Jolly Roger on Sunday, 16 February, 2014 @ 17:43:16
Four Mayday calls made during storm.

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On one BA flight from Moscow to Heathrow the pilot aborted an attempted landing “as the wheels touched the runway” because of a 60mph crosswind, leaving the 143 passengers screaming with fear.

According to reports in the Sunday Times, three of the “mayday” flights were believed to be running low on reserve fuel, while the fourth suffered problems with its rudder.

The ITV reporter Jonathan Swain, on board BA flight 767 on his way back from covering the Winter Olympics in Russia, said passengers were left “very shaken” by the aborted landing.

He wrote: “My most frightening flight ever. People screaming on flight as thrown around by strong winds. Pilot aborted as wheel touched runway.

“Even the cabin crew were worried. We were like a paper plane swinging over London approaching HRW [Heathrow].”

http://www.independent.ie/world-news/four-pilots-over-london-issued-most-severe-mayday-calls-at-height-of-valentines-day-storm-30014221.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 17 February, 2014 @ 02:49:51
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Floods could have devastating environmental impact

The full scale of the damage being wreaked upon wildlife and ecosystems by flooding can be revealed today, as conservationists warn that Britain could have an “absolutely devastating environment incident” on its hands.

Noxious hydrogen sulphide fumes and lead poisoning are among the threats from floodwater contamination – while animals at almost all stages of the food chain, from insects to small mammals and birds, are already thought to be drowning or dying from lack of food.

Hedgehogs, badgers, voles, worms, birds, wood mice and bumblebees – all are said to be perishing, according to experts.

Many animals could be poisoned by floodwater redistributing pesticides and toxic chemicals from industrial sites, a new report indicates.
http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/uk-weather-floods-could-have-devastating-environmental-impact-9132299.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 17 February, 2014 @ 02:55:33
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A 20ft deep sinkhole has suddenly appeared... under a quiet cul-de-sac.

It is the third sinkhole to emerge in a week in Britain.

A 15ft-deep hole appeared in the central reservation of the M2 on Tuesday and a second - 17ft-deep, 10ft-wide - opened up in a Kent garden the following day.
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02/15/uk-weather-sinkhole-hemel-hempstead_n_4794141.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 17 February, 2014 @ 17:38:49
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More sinkholes expected to swallow up Britain
Britain should brace itself for more sinkholes opening up as geologists find they are appearing at five times their normal rate, and areas near homes and roads are at risk

Sinkholes are rapidly appearing across Britain as downpours continue and geologists warn more are expected to open up in the coming months – even when the rains stop.

Sinkholes are closely associated with heavy rainfall, but... once the deluge stops and groundwater levels start to recede there is a risk of even more.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10643787/More-sinkholes-expected-to-swallow-up-Britain.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: jeanskala on Monday, 17 February, 2014 @ 19:12:23
Poor old UK, homes have being blown away, washed away or flooded and now, could possibly disappear down a bloody great hole - I think I would rather cope with a major earthquake every 50-60 years! I hope I don't have to eat my words any time soon..!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 @ 12:41:47
Looks like the government here has acted more positively than the gov in the UK, too. Though it may be fortunate the 'quakes occured before the elections  :hmm:
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Tuesday, 18 February, 2014 @ 19:41:03
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More sinkholes expected to swallow up Britain
Britain should brace itself for more sinkholes opening up as geologists find they are appearing at five times their normal rate, and areas near homes and roads are at risk

Sinkholes are rapidly appearing across Britain as downpours continue and geologists warn more are expected to open up in the coming months – even when the rains stop.

Sinkholes are closely associated with heavy rainfall, but... once the deluge stops and groundwater levels start to recede there is a risk of even more.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10643787/More-sinkholes-expected-to-swallow-up-Britain.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10643787/More-sinkholes-expected-to-swallow-up-Britain.html)

So have I got this right?  If it rains we get sinkholes.  And if it stops raining we get.... sinkholes.   :blink:

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 27 February, 2014 @ 00:33:58
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UK weather: snow forecast for England and Wales
The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for snowfall across England and Wales on Friday

It is officially the last day of winter and, as if to mark the ocassion, the country will see a flury of snowfall on Friday.

The Met Office has issued “be aware” severe weather warnings for the whole country, with only Scotland likely to remain unaffected.

Snow is expected to coat England and Wales on the last day of February, which marks the last day of winter according to the meteorological calender.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10663110/UK-weather-snow-forecast-for-England-and-Wales.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 27 February, 2014 @ 17:24:37
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England and Wales hit by wettest winter in nearly 250 years
Met Office confirms that England and Wales have experienced their wettest winter since records began in 1766
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/feb/27/england-and-wales-hit-by-wettest-winter-in-nearly-250-years
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 05 March, 2014 @ 13:48:11
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Spring weather on the way for Britain after weeks of rain
Southern England to enjoy temperatures of up to 17C this weekend, bringing welcome relief to flood victims
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/mar/05/spring-weather-britain-rain

Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyD on Wednesday, 05 March, 2014 @ 14:50:27
Warm floodwater is just so much nicer....
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Post by: Maarm on Wednesday, 05 March, 2014 @ 15:45:29
It's actually rather pleasant darn sarf today, very cold/frosty start but went for an amble at lunchtime and sun made me take my scarf off  - looking forward to actually being able to do something in the garden this weekend other than stare at the mud

 :yahoo:
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maarm on Wednesday, 05 March, 2014 @ 16:02:52
Just read this headline on Daily Mail


Britain wakes to a frosty, clear morning of fire and ice - but it's going to be HOTTER than the Greek Islands this weekend with temperatures set to rise to 18C in welcome warm spell at last

Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 05 March, 2014 @ 16:11:57
Oh my, TonyD will now be airing off his swimming trunks and looking forward to a paddle along the high street.

...not sure what APB will be wearing this weekend   :blink:  ;)
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Colleywobble on Wednesday, 05 March, 2014 @ 17:58:54
Just what we need .Watching tv  its 3months since the first problems with the sea surges on the East coast and then after that we had all the rain and winds up to end of Feb. It showed the Somerset levels and they are all still under feet of water. Some people returning to their homes for the first time since Christmas to have a look at the state of them were overcome. Can't imagine what it must be like and how long it is going to take for them to dry out. Every day of sunshine and warmth without any rain will be more than welcome. Hopefully we are on the turn!!
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Post by: TonyKath on Thursday, 06 March, 2014 @ 19:57:08
March has been pretty dry in NW UK - until today, that is.   :btd:

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Mediterranean Man on Thursday, 06 March, 2014 @ 21:09:54
Warm sunshine and temperatures of 17o forecast for this coming week-end here in the South of England. Same forecast as Keffy! :unsure:
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 10 March, 2014 @ 10:41:00
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A metre-long fish that escaped from an aquatic centre during recent flooding has been found.

The sturgeon, named Steve, swam out of World of Water in Romsey, Hampshire when it was inundated by flood water in early February.

But now staff at a car wash a mile from the centre have discovered him in a deep puddle.

A larger koi carp fish named Chadwick escaped at the same time but, despite sightings, has not yet been retrieved.

Centre manager Mark Bradbury said he was "hugely relieved" Steve had been recovered and "only a little worse for wear for his travels."
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-26504109
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Monday, 10 March, 2014 @ 18:09:38
Hmmm.  Steve the Sturgeon could start a trend.  How about Holly the halibut and Colin the cod.  That koi should of course be called Ratner in honour of the former company CEO who said his products were a load of old carp, as I recall.  :rofl:

Tony

PS lovely day here about 15 deg.  Just got in from the dogs taking me for a walk.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 02 April, 2014 @ 10:37:53
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Smog alert in England and Wales as Saharan dust storm smothers south
Vulnerable people warned to stay indoors with air pollution predicted to reach maximum level across southern Britain
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/apr/02/smog-alert-england-wales-air-pollution-saharan-dust
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 15 April, 2014 @ 02:16:20
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Weather: Easter Sunday set to be washout, warn forecasters
High and low pressure systems could result in heavy rainfall over the Bank Holiday weekend

The barbecues may have been out in force last weekend, but Easter Sunday threatens be a washout after forecasters warned that the current spell of warm, dry weather could come to an abrupt end.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10766436/Weather-Easter-Sunday-set-to-be-washout-warn-forecasters.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 02 May, 2014 @ 20:12:29
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Wettest winter on record could cause tick invasion, say scientists

If the misery caused by the storms and floods of the wettest winter on record was not enough, scientists believe it could now lead to an invasion of ticks.

The parasites feed on the blood of humans and animals and their irritating bites can spread illnesses including Lyme disease.

Tick numbers and incidences of the diseases they carry have increased substantially over the last two decades, according to the School of Biological Sciences at Bristol University.

Warm winters and wet summers provide the perfect breeding ground for the arachnids.

Ticks should be removed as soon as possible to reduce the risk of Lyme disease, which can affect the skin, joints, heart and nervous system.

Public Health England estimates there are 2,000 to 3,000 cases of Lyme disease in England and Wales each year, with up to 20 per cent picked up abroad.

Some of the UK’s most famous National Parks, like the New Forest and the Lake District, are known to have high numbers of ticks.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/wettest-winter-on-record-could-cause-tick-invasion-say-scientists-9317634.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 07 June, 2014 @ 06:14:49
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Flood alerts issued for most of UK for Saturday
Met Office says some areas could see 2-3cm of rain in an hour – almost half of the UK monthly average for all of June
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jun/06/flood-alerts-most-of-uk-saturday
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Saturday, 07 June, 2014 @ 18:05:30
Threw it down here for about 45 minutes this morning followed by less heavy rain.  Not as bad as in the warnings, though.  :)

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 09 June, 2014 @ 08:18:15
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Met Office forecasts gloomy week of storms, thunderous showers and low temperatures
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/met-office-forecasts-gloomy-week-of-storms-thunderous-showers-and-low-temperatures-9508244.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 18 July, 2014 @ 16:37:33
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Lightning storms as heatwave warning remains

Lightning struck more than 3,000 times in two hours in the UK, as a heatwave warning remains in place for parts of the country.

Storms hit southern England overnight, and BBC Weather said the rain would move north across the UK during Friday.

Temperatures in parts of the UK are set to climb beyond 30C (86F) later.

Friday could top Thursday as the hottest day of the year so far, and the Met Office has issued a heatwave alert for southern England and the Midlands.

Public Health England said elderly people and those with long-term illnesses should take particular care.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28361254
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Friday, 25 July, 2014 @ 18:19:35
The heatwave is continuing here but possibly temperatures a bit lower tomorrow and Sunday.  I recorded 44C in the back garden on Tuesday evening - shade was 29C. 

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 28 July, 2014 @ 16:09:10
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Hail storms and flash floods in south as north wakes up to sunshine
Commuters experienced train delays and flooded roads this morning as heavy storms hit the south and some areas saw more than half a month's rain fall in an hour while the north remained dry
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10995282/Hail-storms-and-flash-floods-in-south-as-north-wakes-up-to-sunshine.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maarm on Monday, 28 July, 2014 @ 16:19:53
 :rant:  yes, lovely start to my working week  :rant:
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Colleywobble on Wednesday, 30 July, 2014 @ 14:03:05
Weather here been glorious at the moment dog sitting four labs on my daughters farm whilst she takes in the sights of the Rockies with the kids .Her hubby is Harvesting and it looks like a bumper one. No rain now for three weeks but think it might be on its way at weekend. Temperatures been well into 20's nearer to 30 at times. Don't feel too bad for missing out on Keffie this time ,but we are still thinking off you all and wishing you well!!Had a wonderful day for our Golden Wedding  Garden Party .A day to remember with all the family!!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 06 August, 2014 @ 00:41:04
Glad to hear you had a great day on your Golden Wedding anniversary!

Now watch out!!

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Hurricane Bertha growing in size and could hit UK with torrential rain and high winds this weekend

It is expected to downgrade to a post-tropical storm, but could bring with it torrential rains and strong winds
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/uk-weather-hurricane-bertha-heading-towards-uk-9648289.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 07 August, 2014 @ 07:41:52
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Tropical storm Bertha likely to leave Britain unscathed, says Met Office
Forecasters say UK will miss any after-effects of storm that has battered Caribbean and is set to move across Atlantic
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/06/tropical-storm-bertha-britain-caribbean-atlantic
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 07 August, 2014 @ 07:44:25
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A £10,000 reward has been offered to anyone who helps police track down two men who were filmed kicking a squirrel into the Grand Canyon.

The two men, who are believed to be French, lured the animal to the edge of the canyon using a trail of breadcrumbs before one of them kicked it off.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/squirrel-kick-video-10000-reward-offered-to-track-down-heartless-french-men-who-kicked-squirrel-into-grand-canyon-9651555.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 17 August, 2014 @ 01:01:40
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Almost a month's rain falls in first half of August
Firefighters describe downpours as "biblical" as Britain is lashed with almost a month's worth of rain in the first 13 days of August
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/11037603/Almost-a-months-rain-falls-in-first-half-of-August.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 21 August, 2014 @ 16:41:16
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A drop in temperatures in the UK has prompted a last minute rush for overseas holidays, according to Thomson and First Choice.

The brands, both part of TUI, say online searches have jumped as UK temperatures plummet to below 20 degrees for the first time since June and the forecast in many parts of the country is bleak and wet for the bank holiday weekend.
http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2012875
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 04 September, 2014 @ 12:27:44
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UK weather: Hopes for Indian summer as Met Office forecasts above-average temperatures for next three months
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-hopes-for-indian-summer-as-met-office-forecasts-aboveaverage-temperatures-for-next-three-months-9708953.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Aristarches on Friday, 05 September, 2014 @ 09:18:42
The best weather will be between 16 and 30/9.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 05 September, 2014 @ 23:38:00
That when you're away on Kef?
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Aristarches on Saturday, 06 September, 2014 @ 09:29:31
That when you're away on Kef?

Of course, it happens every time.  We are visiting for the whole of June next year so be prepared for biblical weather in Kef and the best summer since 1976 in UK.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 17 October, 2014 @ 09:58:22
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Britain on alert for flooding and high winds from Hurricane Gonzalo
A powerful hurricane set to strike Britain next week has gained strength and been upgraded to one of the top rankings

However, the Met Office said there was still a chance that the UK could escape the worst of the weather.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/11167250/Britain-on-alert-for-flooding-and-high-winds-from-Hurricane-Gonzalo.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maarm on Friday, 17 October, 2014 @ 11:51:15
Excellent - got lots of bedding to wash/dry - might buy a few extra pegs  :flyer:
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Friday, 17 October, 2014 @ 17:04:58
It's currently 18.3 in the shade here and very pleasant.  But... we're off to Morocco tomorrow forecast 31 deg when we arrive and 37/38 on Mon/Tues!!  :)

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 21 October, 2014 @ 17:22:21
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Hurricane Gonzalo live: three dead as winds batter Britain
Updates as woman killed by falling tree outside barracks in Knightsbridge, central London, while two men died in separate accidents in Essex and Merseyside
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/11176145/Hurricane-Gonzalo-live-updates-as-strong-winds-batter-Britain.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 08 November, 2014 @ 04:35:19
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UK weather: Get ready for ten days of heavy rain and 50mph gales

Areas of Britain are at risk from severe flooding as high winds and heavy rain sweep in from the Atlantic.

Forecasters said people across Britain should prepare for as many as ten days of miserable weather, with gales as strong as 50mph in some places.

The Environment Agency called for “immediate action” by householders after issuing flood warnings in the southwest and northeast of England.

Residents of the North-west, Midlands and Wales were also told that flooding was possible in their areas and that they should “be prepared”.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-get-ready-for-ten-days-of-heavy-rain-and-50mph-gales-9845868.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 09 November, 2014 @ 15:15:34
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UK weather: Flood warnings issued as forecasters predict month of storms, wind and heavy rain to batter Britain

Forecasters are warning the UK to expect a month-long conveyor belt of storms as we head into December, after heavy rain overnight saw flood alerts put in place across the country.

The forecast is also for a warmer-than-average start to December – meaning there’s no snow on the horizon just yet.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-flood-warnings-issued-as-forecasters-predict-month-of-storms-wind-and-heavy-rain-to-batter-britain-9849471.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 27 November, 2014 @ 12:41:39
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Deadly future heatwaves could kill thousands in Britain, warn scientists

Today’s children will face deadly heatwaves which could kill thousands more people by the end of the century, the Royal Society has warned.

If governments do not get a handle on global warming by 2100, Britain will experience three times as many heatwaves as it does now with the death toll rising

Around 2,000 people die each year in the UK because of hot weather, with the elderly at most risk. But that could rise to at least 6,000 in the next century and probably higher because the percentage of over-65s is rising dramatically.

There will also be three times as many floods annually and twice as many droughts, the Royal Society predicts in its new report ‘Resilience to Extreme Weather’ which was published on Thursday.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/11256139/Deadly-future-heatwaves-could-kill-thousands-in-Britain-warn-scientists.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Aristarches on Friday, 28 November, 2014 @ 10:51:42
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Deadly future heatwaves could kill thousands in Britain, warn scientists

Today’s children will face deadly heatwaves which could kill thousands more people by the end of the century, the Royal Society has warned.

If governments do not get a handle on global warming by 2100, Britain will experience three times as many heatwaves as it does now with the death toll rising

Around 2,000 people die each year in the UK because of hot weather, with the elderly at most risk. But that could rise to at least 6,000 in the next century and probably higher because the percentage of over-65s is rising dramatically.

There will also be three times as many floods annually and twice as many droughts, the Royal Society predicts in its new report ‘Resilience to Extreme Weather’ which was published on Thursday.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/11256139/Deadly-future-heatwaves-could-kill-thousands-in-Britain-warn-scientists.html


They can't forecast next weeks weather never mind the next century's! Another bunch of overpaid and underemployed "experts".


Edit: BBCode amended
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 03 December, 2014 @ 02:10:18
Ari, I wouldn't worry about heatwaves this side of Christmas:

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Parts of Britain could this week see their coldest night of the year so far, with temperatures plummeting to as low as 23F (-5C) and the first snow of the winter.

The mild autumn may seem like a distant memory as arctic winds move south across the British Isles.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights could be the chilliest of the year in some exposed, rural areas, the Met Office said. Temperatures will fall well below freezing in these areas, from the Scottish Highlands in the north to the South of England.

Towards the weekend, the first snow of the winter could arrive in parts of England.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11268482/Coldest-night-of-the-year-could-be-this-week.html
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Post by: Aristarches on Wednesday, 03 December, 2014 @ 10:57:58
Ari, I wouldn't worry about heatwaves this side of Christmas:

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Parts of Britain could this week see their coldest night of the year so far, with temperatures plummeting to as low as 23F (-5C) and the first snow of the winter.

The mild autumn may seem like a distant memory as arctic winds move south across the British Isles.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights could be the chilliest of the year in some exposed, rural areas, the Met Office said. Temperatures will fall well below freezing in these areas, from the Scottish Highlands in the north to the South of England.

Towards the weekend, the first snow of the winter could arrive in parts of England.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11268482/Coldest-night-of-the-year-could-be-this-week.html

Or, to rephrase the Telegraph report,  the UK is going to experience typical December weather.  Is this once respected newspaper trying to compete with the tabloids?  What next: topless Teresa May on page 3?
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Post by: TonyKath on Wednesday, 03 December, 2014 @ 13:57:21
Quite so, Ari.  More to the point would be a report that it would be the coldest night for 18 months given the very mild winter last year.  Don't think that a topless Theresa May would do much for sales, though.  Would offend feminists, loyal Tories and most males unless wearing seasonal beer goggles!

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 09 December, 2014 @ 21:18:34
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Britain is braced for “severe” gale force winds, with some forecasters predicting a "weather bomb" that could create winds of up to 80 miles per hour in some remote parts of the country.

The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning for most of the UK today and tomorrow, extending their warning to cover the entire country on Thursday when two different systems are expected to hit Britain.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/uk-weather-unpredictable-conditions-may-see-severe-70-mph-weather-bomb--approach-northwestern-britain-9911930.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Bluenose on Tuesday, 09 December, 2014 @ 22:53:38
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Britain is braced for “severe” gale force winds, with some forecasters predicting a "weather bomb" that could create winds of up to 80 miles per hour in some remote parts of the country.

The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning for most of the UK today and tomorrow, extending their warning to cover the entire country on Thursday when two different systems are expected to hit Britain.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/uk-weather-unpredictable-conditions-may-see-severe-70-mph-weather-bomb--approach-northwestern-britain-9911930.html
Just watching a bit of footy and the weather wallys seem to have got it spot on this time. Driving rain and howling winds at Anfield. By the look on Brendan Rodgers face that weather 'bomb' looks like it's just gone off in his trousers ! Oh dear.......
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Aristarches on Wednesday, 10 December, 2014 @ 10:51:15
It is 8.50am and here in Brum there are blue skies and just a breeze.  Sorry Scotland, serves you right for inflicting Alex Salmond on the rest of the UK.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 15 December, 2014 @ 10:57:39
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Dreaming of a white Christmas? It could happen, says Met Office
The Met Office says while it is still too early to forecast a white Christmas, the factors could be in place for a snowy December 25
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11293398/Dreaming-of-a-white-Christmas-It-could-happen-says-Met-Office.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 25 December, 2014 @ 22:20:18
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Britain set for cold weather with snow expected on Boxing Day
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/dec/25/britain-cold-weather-snow-expected-boxing-day
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Colleywobble on Friday, 26 December, 2014 @ 23:12:38
Been snowing since tea time and now 9.00pm about four inches and coming down very heavy. Weather forecast says about four inches tonight and more tomorrow. A late White Christmas !!!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: disco69 on Friday, 26 December, 2014 @ 23:53:55


  9pm and raining here in Worcester :pray: NO SNOW PLEASE
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 27 December, 2014 @ 01:45:00
Not great news: more snow expected in parts, overall cold and windy:

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The UK was hit by wild and wintry weather tonight, forcing two airports to close at least temporarily. Gale force winds, ice, severe cold temperatures and heavy snow were expected overnight – with some areas being warned to expect up to 15 centimetres on the ground.

Four flights into Liverpool airport... were diverted to Manchester Airport... as the Merseyside hub was closed for more than an hour while its runway was cleared of snow.

Leeds Bradford International Airport also closed.

The Met Office has released a yellow 'be aware' warning of snow across swathes of England, Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland between Friday and six am on Saturday.

It also issued an orange 'severe weather action' warning, where it warned there was a 90 per cent chance of "severe cold weather, icy conditions and heavy snow" between 3pm on Friday and 12am on Wednesday.

It said "significant snow accumulations are possible" and warned strong winds are expected to develop, with temperatures expected to plummet to 2C and lower.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-warnings-as-up-to-10cm-of-snow-forecast-for-boxing-day-9944942.html
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Post by: Maik on Saturday, 27 December, 2014 @ 13:18:43
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Many drivers became marooned by heavy snow in Yorkshire, Chesterfield and the Peak District, where the RAC said people were experiencing “big problems”.

“We are rescuing people who are bogged down in snow there," a spokesperson said.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-travellers-stranded-in-snow-as-gales-blast-across-country-9945999.html


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Thousands of travellers had their journeys severely disrupted as heavy snow and winter storms swept the UK, closing roads and airports and bringing chaos to large parts of the country.

One of the worst hit was Sheffield, where a group of passengers were forced to spend the night in a church after their coach became stuck in the heavy snow and dozens of motorists simply abandoned their cars in the city.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11314304/Snow-shuts-airports-and-brings-roads-to-standstill-across-Britain.html


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Travellers in the north of England face major disruption following heavy snowfall that closed two airports and stranded motorists and coach passengers overnight.

The north of England and the Midlands were the worst affected by the blizzards, with 11cm (4.3in) falling in Leek, Staffordshire. Nottinghamshire and Bingley, near Bradford, saw flurries of up to 7cm (2.8in).
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/dec/27/travel-chaos-weather-snow-england-roads-airports-shut
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 27 December, 2014 @ 16:28:30
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People have been making most of the heavy snow that fell in Sheffield on Friday night by skiing down residential streets.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30609469


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1JRtzXgt0M
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: disco69 on Saturday, 27 December, 2014 @ 17:14:15


  I see the Highways department have been busy keeping the roads clear. ( sarcasm.) but true  :rant:
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 28 December, 2014 @ 14:57:11
Let's hope those roads get gritted:

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Temperatures have plunged below freezing in parts of the UK amid warnings that drivers could face treacherous conditions on icy roads.

The lowest recorded temperature was almost -5C in Perthshire overnight with "widespread" frost hitting large areas of the UK, the BBC Weather centre said.

The Met Office issued yellow warnings to "be aware" of ice in all areas.

Widespread icy patches could form on untreated surfaces, especially where snow has fallen, the Met Office said.

Forecasters predict the temperature could drop below freezing even in southern cities on Sunday night and could fall as low as -10C in rural areas.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30610567
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Post by: Colleywobble on Sunday, 28 December, 2014 @ 16:49:42
Beautiful and sunny today but after about six inches of snow that has melted and refrozen overnight everywhere is treacherous under foot. Had to cancel my birthday meal out at Hardwick inn roads too bad out in countryside and everyone going down with flu!!!Doesn't look as if this lot will be going far before the New Year its well and truly frozen. Must be the first time I have known the M1 to be closed due to the weather on Boxing Day night .Some people were stuck for five hours before rescue on one of the counties main arteries. This country is bonkers when bad weather arrives. You couldn't even rely on a train service  as that was in chaos as well.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 29 December, 2014 @ 16:51:41
Better day here today, after yesterday's heavy rain and strong winds. Weather not as bad as the UK though:

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One dead as icy conditions make Britain's roads treacherous
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11316046/Driver-killed-in-crash-on-icy-road-in-East-Sussex.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 07 January, 2015 @ 00:30:31
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Gales of up to 80mph are expected to batter most of the UK by the end of the week.

Temperatures will alternate between freezing and mild because of an "unusually strong" 230mph jet stream, and several parts of the country can expect sleet as temperatures drop to -4c on Tuesday, with potential snow flurries by the weekend.

Earlier this week it was found that 2014 was the hottest year on record, with climate change activists blaming the Government for a 'colossal failure' over making global warming a national priority.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-warnings-issued-ahead-of-unusually-strong-jet-stream-moving-across-the-atlantic-9960672.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 09 January, 2015 @ 17:18:16
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Could storms signal a British 'monsoon season'?
As Britain is battered by hurricane force winds and torrential downpours, our longest-serving TV weatherman gives his views on the "fifth season" - and says there could be worse to come
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11335402/Could-storms-signal-a-British-monsoon-season.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 14 January, 2015 @ 02:46:55
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Drivers have been urged to take emergency provisions out with them on Wednesday in case they become stranded on the roads amid some of the most severe weather conditions Britain will have seen so far this winter.

The Met Office has advised drivers to be prepared for disruption and difficult conditions, as they issue ice and snow warnings across most of the country.

RAC spokesperson Simon Williams urged commuters to alter their travel plans to avoid rush hour, and to bring provisions in case they get stranded.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11343676/Drivers-warned-amid-severe-weather-conditions.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 14 January, 2015 @ 21:28:43
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Cyclone expected to hit UK
A cyclone is expected to bring more weather chaos to the UK which has been hit by snowfalls of up to 30cm in parts

Snow has covered areas across the UK and strong winds are now expected to start battering the country as a cyclone hits.

The Met Office has issued warnings of strong winds of up to 60mph to hit the country from Wednesday and the Weather Channel UK is warning of a deep Atlantic cyclone due to hit.

The bad weather is expected to continue into next week with more snow and the lowest temperatures of the winter so far.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11345085/Cyclone-expected-to-hit-UK.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Thursday, 15 January, 2015 @ 20:00:06
Was nice earlier on but then a bitterly cold north wind started. 

 (http://www.animated-smileys.com/emoticons/animated-smileys-weather-025.gif)

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Colleywobble on Friday, 16 January, 2015 @ 14:09:04
It's flipping freezing. Just got in from town and I am numb. Beautiful and sunny but looks as if there will be snow on the tops soon. At least we are seeing the first signs of Spring -Snowdrops out and Daffodils in bud!!!Roll on !!!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 17 January, 2015 @ 13:13:05
Looks like more to come...

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UK weather: Sleet, hail and snow on the way for much of Britain
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/uk-weather-sleet-hail-and-snow-on-the-way-for-much-of-britain-9984967.html

(http://www.greensmilies.com/smile/smiley_emoticons_cold2.gif)
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 21 January, 2015 @ 13:53:51
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Snow closed the A53 in Staffordshire, with driving conditions difficult in parts of the moorlands.

The A53 Leek to Buxton road was closed in both directions near Flash, but reopened later on Wednesday morning.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-30911614


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Leeds Bradford airport was shut earlier this morning due to a covering of snow.
http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/01/21/51897/snow+shuts+leeds+bradford+airport.html

Hopefully LBA will be clear of snow by summer!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Colleywobble on Wednesday, 21 January, 2015 @ 17:29:29
Lots of snow but slowly thawing. May be dodgy later tonight when it is due to freeze. Brightening myself up though looking at the just announced route of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race May 1,2nd and 3rd.Days 1and 2 will be on the doorstep of our caravan so the kids will be in their element. Hubby is taking orders for bacon butties!!!Trying to think how many we can get in the caravan and awning. Perhaps I can get some bunk beds!!!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 21 January, 2015 @ 17:50:22
Not so far away from you, colleywobble (piccie in link):

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A car skidded on a snow covered road in Sheffield, smashing into the front of a house, after a night of heavy snowfall and more weather warnings from the Met Office.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-car-ploughs-into-house-after-night-of-heavy-snow-and-icy-conditions-9992516.html

Mmmmm... bacon butties  :pray:

Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Colleywobble on Wednesday, 21 January, 2015 @ 19:18:09
I am reliably told that it is my Grandson's Geography teacher's car. Must have been in a hurry-probably late for school as that was in Sheffield and the school is in Derbyshire. Wrecked the homeowners settee!!Good job she wasn't sitting on it at the time!!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 21 January, 2015 @ 19:28:59
my Grandson's Geography teacher's car

Whoops - took a wrong turn there!

 :o:
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 27 January, 2015 @ 02:41:56
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Britain braced for floods as 'supertide' strikes
An unusual positioning of the sun, moon and earth will lead to exceptionally high tides in 2015
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11370901/Britain-braced-for-floods-as-supertide-strikes.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 29 January, 2015 @ 16:55:04
A couple of piccies from Kef Colleywobble:

(http://goinggreek.info/gallery/1_29_01_15_4_50_57.jpeg)

(http://goinggreek.info/gallery/1_29_01_15_4_50_35.jpeg)

...somewhere in the wilds of Derbyshire  :x-smile:
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 29 January, 2015 @ 18:06:54
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UK weather: Forecasters warn of 'thundersnow' storms as flights suspended, trains cancelled and mayhem hits the motorways
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/manchester-airport-is-reopening-after-bad-weather-cancelled-flights-out-and-diverted-all-flights-due-to-land-10010283.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Mary on Friday, 20 February, 2015 @ 16:03:03
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Huge waves to batter Britain as Moon alignment triggers high tides
British coastlines could see waves of up to 50ft this weekend as the new Moon and high spring tides meet Atlantic storms
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11424812/Huge-waves-to-batter-Britain-as-Moon-alignment-triggers-high-tides.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Colleywobble on Saturday, 21 February, 2015 @ 13:36:23
Brilliant! just when I've cleaned my windows!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Mary on Saturday, 21 February, 2015 @ 16:06:38
You'll get a lovely view of the snow!

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Wintry blast brings snow across the country
Met Office warns of freezing temperatures on Saturday night followed by snow on Sunday morning
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11426696/Wintry-blast-brings-snow-across-the-country.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 06 March, 2015 @ 20:27:36
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Gales and torrential rain forecast after 'warmest weekend of year'
Met Office warns sunseekers to make most of temperatures of up to 17C this weekend ahead of unsettled weather, with gales and heavy rain forecast

Britain is about to bask in the hottest weekend of the year so far as temperatures could top 17C - but forecasters warned of gales and torrential rain from Monday.

With spring sunshine and blue skies, the nation could be hotter than Greece in parts despite it being windy.

Met Office spokeswoman Nicky Maxey said:... "From Monday, it will be unsettled with gales and heavy rain and this is possibly something we will issue a warning around."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11454454/Gales-and-torrential-rain-forecast-after-warmest-weekend-of-year.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 19 March, 2015 @ 14:14:17
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Health alert as potentially lethal smog hits Britain

Britain has been placed on a health alert because a potentially dangerous cloud of air pollution is blowing over the country.

Experts say the smog could cause fatal asthma attacks and have warned the elderly and those with health problems to be cautious.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/11481817/Health-alert-as-potentially-lethal-smog-hits-Britain.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 23 March, 2015 @ 12:07:18
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UK weather: Snow, hail, thunder and rain arrive as spring 'supertides' spark flood warnings
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-snow-hail-thunder-and-rain-arrive-as-spring-supertides-spark-flood-warnings-10126932.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 30 March, 2015 @ 20:50:03
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Easter 2015 weather: Gale force winds and snow to make way for cloudy Bank Holiday weekend

The UK is facing a week of turbulent weather, including gale force winds and snow, which is likely to subside in time for the Easter weekend.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/easter-2015-weather-gale-force-winds-and-snow-to-make-way-for-cloudy-bank-holiday-weekend-10144098.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Tuesday, 31 March, 2015 @ 13:30:57
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Easter 2015 weather: Gale force winds and snow to make way for cloudy Bank Holiday weekend

The UK is facing a week of turbulent weather, including gale force winds and snow, which is likely to subside in time for the Easter weekend.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/easter-2015-weather-gale-force-winds-and-snow-to-make-way-for-cloudy-bank-holiday-weekend-10144098.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/easter-2015-weather-gale-force-winds-and-snow-to-make-way-for-cloudy-bank-holiday-weekend-10144098.html)

Thanks Maik!   :(

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 12 April, 2015 @ 23:46:33
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Spring sizzle as Britain to enjoy three months of warm weather
The Met Office has predicted that Britain will see hotter than average temperatures over the next three months

Britain will bask in soaring temperatures until July with hotter than average conditions, the Met Office has predicted.

Despite a chilly start to the year, the next three months will see the UK sweltering in highs of up to 83F (28C).
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11530817/Spring-sizzle-as-Britain-to-enjoy-three-months-of-warm-weather.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Monday, 13 April, 2015 @ 14:48:49
That'll do me.  It was great here for a couple of days last week.

Actually when I see these "forecasts" I generally reckon exactly the opposite will happen.   :( .

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 19 April, 2015 @ 02:31:58
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A mile-long jellyfish invasion has hit UK shores due to the warmer weather as temperatures are set to soar again next week bringing a two-day heatwave.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11547300/UK-weather-Heatwave-brings-jellyfish-invasion-to-British-shores.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGsncknIBVA
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 @ 11:08:39
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Swarm of killer hornets make a beeline for Britain
Britain's National Bee Unit will hold a crisis meeting after it is revealed millions of deadly hornets could wing their way across the Channel

Millions of huge killer hornets which eat bees and have caused the deaths of six people in France, could be heading to Britain because of the warm Spring, experts have warned.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/wildlife/11549535/Swarm-of-killer-hornets-make-a-beeline-for-Britain.html


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Recent 'heatwave' blighted by imminent 'mini Arctic Plunge' with April Showers over the weekend
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-recent-heatwave-blighted-by-imminent-mini-arctic-plunge-with-april-showers-over-weekend-10189467.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 @ 20:36:54
Beautiful day here today.  Kath and I went to Marbury Country Park, just North of Northwich with the new dog, Rosie the Retriever who has only just learnt how to behave safely off the lead:

(http://goinggreek.info/gallery/50_21_04_15_8_22_34.jpeg)

(http://goinggreek.info/gallery/50_21_04_15_8_23_06.jpeg)

Lunch and a few excellent glasses were had in garden of the Spinner and Bergamot (http://www.spinnerandbergamot.com/index.php)  (racehorse names long ago, apparently.)  Great to be in the UK!!

Shame about the coming weekend.  Kath's away in Lytham with her sister.

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 22 April, 2015 @ 01:35:52
That could almost be the Koutavos lagoon. Rosie looks like a little polar bear. Might feel like one if the 'mini Arctic Plunge' materialises.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Wednesday, 22 April, 2015 @ 20:32:35
Actually it is a bit like Koutavos now you mention it!  Rosie is as bit as a polar bear but is only 6 1/2 months and has a much nicer nature!

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 26 April, 2015 @ 17:28:40
News to make a polar bear happy:

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'Polar plume' set to blow in from the North Pole
Forecasters warn that overnight temperatures will plunge below freezing this week as an icy blast comes our way

Britain is set to be battered by hail, snow and gale force winds as a “Polar plume” blows in from the North Pole this week, putting Spring firmly on hold.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11564214/Polar-plume-set-to-blow-in-from-the-North-Pole.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 @ 13:49:34
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Snow falls on Britain overnight – and unsettled weather is likely to last

Highlands, Pennines and Northern Ireland receive an Arctic blast, ending hopes of an early summer
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/apr/28/snow-falls-britain-overnight-highlands-pennines-northern-ireland
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Colleywobble on Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 @ 14:10:57
Just had a heavy shower of rain including very large snow flakes. Snake pass over to Manchester difficult with snow so not far away!!What happened to Spring?Was intending to use a voucher bought for Mothers Day to visit an Alpaca farm over Ringinglow near Sheffield but its a bit exposed up there so maybe better another day. I love Alpacas and would love my daughter to get one or even two for the farm to keep the grass down on the orchard. Anybody had experience of them? Will keep you posted when we get round to going.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 @ 14:50:48
...Alpacas...
Spitting.  In your face.  Green stuff.  Stinks.  For a long time.  :btd:

Tony
(No personal experience, though!)
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 @ 17:04:11
Was wondering if you'd seen any snow up your neck of the woods.

I love Alpacas

Anybody had experience of them?

No, but Mary has a little lamb (http://goinggreek.info/index.php?topic=1404)  (http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/tiere/g045.gif)
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 01 May, 2015 @ 22:04:50
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Wet and windy Bank Holiday weekend forecast for most with snow in Scotland
Below average temperatures expected as clouds descend bringing Sunday downpours
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11573585/Wet-and-windy-Bank-Holiday-weekend-forecast-for-most-with-snow-in-Scotland.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 02 May, 2015 @ 22:15:31
Some piccies Colleywobble sent me:

(http://goinggreek.info/gallery/1_02_05_15_10_04_33.jpeg)

(http://goinggreek.info/gallery/1_02_05_15_10_04_08.jpeg)

(http://goinggreek.info/gallery/1_02_05_15_10_04_56.jpeg)

Don't ya just love the hairstyle!?!

Yes, Colleywobble & co. made it to the Alpaca farm and it looks like they chose a good day for it. Now maybe you'll want to batten down the hatches:

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Severe weather warning for snow and torrential rain over bank holiday weekend
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-severe-weather-warning-for-snow-and-torrential-rain-over-bank-holiday-weekend-10221334.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Aristarches on Sunday, 03 May, 2015 @ 14:21:03
Snow?  Bright sunshine here in Brum (for a change). 

We all know that this strand is for the benefit of disgruntled ex-pats who want to feel justified in staying in a country swirling rapidly down the karzi.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 10 May, 2015 @ 23:04:59
Got us sussed, Ari!  When the rumour mill runs dry, around February time, there's nothing we like more than sitting out on our patios of an evening drinking local wine at about £0.60 a bottle and denouncing all those lying tourists who've told us Britain has gone down the karzi. Britain's a wonderful place that can only get better, even though some are talking of moving to... Scotland (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/generalelection/voters-considering-fleeing-to-scotland-brighton-or-abroad-following-tory-general-election-victory-10238166.html)!

The good news is that, for about four days, the UK will be hotter than Greece. We'll be really envious as we plop into pools or drop off to sleep with the a/c on.

Of course, that weather won't last (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-britain-set-hotter-5673817).
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Aristarches on Monday, 11 May, 2015 @ 00:18:14
Got us sussed, Ari!  When the rumour mill runs dry, around February time, there's nothing we like more than sitting out on our patios of an evening drinking local wine at about £0.60 a bottle and denouncing all those lying tourists who've told us Britain has gone down the karzi. Britain's a wonderful place that can only get better, even though some are talking of moving to... Scotland (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/generalelection/voters-considering-fleeing-to-scotland-brighton-or-abroad-following-tory-general-election-victory-10238166.html)!

The good news is that, for about four days, the UK will be hotter than Greece. We'll be really envious as we plop into pools or drop off to sleep with the a/c on.

Of course, that weather won't last (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-britain-set-hotter-5673817).

Come off it, Maik.  I have heard too many expats, or long term tourists as they should be more accurately termed, moaning about the Greeks, the food, the short terms tourists etc etc to believe any of your propaganda.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 11 May, 2015 @ 13:41:02
Ah, well, Ari, the rumour mill needs to top up its reservoir with a fresh supply of long term victims tourists  ;)
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Tuesday, 19 May, 2015 @ 13:03:59
Cold, wet and windy here.   :oki:

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 23 May, 2015 @ 03:26:50
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Sharks and giant turtle heading for Britain as temperatures rise in time for bank holiday
Maritime experts predict turtles, jellyfish and the UK's biggest fish are due to arrive at our shores as conditions become warmer
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11624294/UK-weather-Sharks-and-giant-turtle-heading-for-Britain-as-temperatures-rise-in-time-for-bank-holiday.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 01 June, 2015 @ 14:11:40
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Great British summer blown off course, say forecasters
Met Office issues nationwide yellow wind warnings and says this week will begin with an unseasonably windy spell and even heavy rain
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11642909/Great-British-summer-blown-off-course-say-forecasters.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Monday, 01 June, 2015 @ 19:40:52
Like winter last few days.  Rain and gales forecast for next 24/24.  :rant:

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Elva on Monday, 01 June, 2015 @ 19:52:03
Overcast and windy here.
But forecast for hot and sunny from Thursday. Yep that's the day we leave for Kefalonia. Yippee
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 01 June, 2015 @ 22:19:31
LOL, ain't that the way!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Tuesday, 02 June, 2015 @ 19:47:32
Overcast and windy here.
But forecast for hot and sunny from Thursday. Yep that's the day we leave for Kefalonia. Yippee

 :welcome:

It'll probably pour down here and Kef is better!!

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 02 July, 2015 @ 00:29:21
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Parts of Europe have been hit by temperatures reaching above 40C, leading to concerns for the welfare of the young, the elderly and vulnerable.

Spain and Portugal are already on alert after temperatures reached as high as 44C in the Spanish city of Cordoba earlier in the week.

The hot weather has now reached France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. It was the UK's hottest day since 2006.

The high temperatures are likely to stay for a few more days.

In the UK, temperatures of 34C were recorded - it's hottest in nine years.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33341325


Quite warm on Kef by day but evenings pleasantly cool, so far  :)
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Aristarches on Thursday, 02 July, 2015 @ 10:03:50
Last night in Brum was hot but the real problem was the humidity was very high.  Sitting still made you sweat.  Longed for a cool drink at the Allo Allo in Katelios.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Bluenose on Thursday, 02 July, 2015 @ 18:23:32
Know the feeling Ari. Yiamas !
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 24 July, 2015 @ 13:18:32
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Gale force winds and rain batter Britain - live
Weather forecasters say the UK is set to see a chilly end to July with gale force winds and rain affecting large parts of the country
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11759944/Gale-force-winds-and-rain-batter-Britain-live.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 15 September, 2015 @ 15:07:55
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Britain braced for long, snowy winter as strongest El Nino since 1950 expected
The strongest El Nino for 65 years could bring a winter like the 2009/2010 Big Freeze
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11864067/Britain-braced-for-long-snowy-winter-as-strongest-El-Nino-since-1950-expected.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 13 October, 2015 @ 00:10:55
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Britain faces longest winter in 50 years after earliest ever arrival of Siberian swan
The arrival of winter, traditionally heralded by the migration of Siberian swans, has come early as 300 birds flock to Britain
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11926752/Britain-faces-longest-winter-in-50-years-after-earliest-ever-arrival-of-Siberian-swan.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 21 October, 2015 @ 02:22:30
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White Christmas predicted as temperatures fall across Britain
Bookmakers have slashed the odds on a white Christmas in the UK, with freezing weather on the way already
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11942514/White-Christmas-predicted-as-temperatures-fall-across-Britain.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 05 November, 2015 @ 13:42:23
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UK weather: Britain braces for furious storm battering
Britain will be hammered by storms recalling 2014's 'weather bomb', with forecasters predicting gusts of up to 70mph and possible snow this weekend
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11976698/UK-weather-Britain-braces-for-furious-storm-battering.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 09 November, 2015 @ 00:05:29
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Weather warning as strong gales batter British coastline
The extra-strong jetstream will bring gale force winds and heavy rain to Britian leading to flood warnings
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11982403/Weather-warning-as-strong-gales-batter-British-coastline.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 09 November, 2015 @ 14:47:24
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Three months of storms set to batter UK
Britain can expect a winter to rival that of 2013 with the biggest 'Super El Nino' in 144 years expected to hit the UK
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11983384/Three-months-of-storms-set-to-batter-UK.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Monday, 09 November, 2015 @ 16:31:27
Been raining for about 4 days pretty much non-stop now after a very dry October.  Currently chucking it down.   :(

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 13 November, 2015 @ 21:57:39
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Life-threatening floods forecast as tail of Hurricane Kate hits Britain
The Environment Agency is shipping two huge water pumps to northern England in anticipation of one months rain over the weekend
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11994116/Life-threatening-floods-forecast-as-tail-of-Hurricane-Kate-hits-Britain.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 16 November, 2015 @ 18:28:40
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Storm Barney: Gale-force winds to hit UK, Met Office warns
Second officially-named UK storm to bring gusts of up to 80mph to southern England and Wales on Tuesday, Met Office warns, while north-west faces more heavy rain
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/11998378/Storm-Barney-Gale-force-winds-to-hit-UK-Met-Office-warns.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 20 November, 2015 @ 00:26:16
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Snow storm set to strike the UK
Blizzards could be expected from Friday as the Met Office issues warning for snow and wind

Snow storms could hit the country from Friday as forecasters issue snow and wind warnings.

Warnings have been issued from 4pm on Friday for snow blizzards across the country, but predominantly in the north.

 Everywhere is at risk of seeing snow and while it is not expected to settle in London and the south, the north could see 4cm of snow settling and 10cm on higher ground.

Weather warnings for strong winds of gusts of up to 70mph have been forecast from 9pm on Friday.

The Met Office is warning temperatures are set to drop dramatically.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12006117/Snow-storm-set-to-strike-the-UK.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Friday, 20 November, 2015 @ 19:43:46
Brrrrrrr!

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 21 November, 2015 @ 12:50:12
(http://goinggreek.info/gallery/1_21_11_15_12_57_23.jpeg)

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UK weather: Snow blankets Britain as cold weather brings ice warnings on roads
Temperatures are expected to drop to freezing in the South and -3 in the North tonight

Many Londoners woke up to sleet and snow this morning  - and the Met Office advises Britons to enjoy it while they can as it won't be settling.

The Met Office has issued warnings of icy roads, after a band of rain, sleet and snow has moved across the country from northern Scotland to north-east and central England last night. The warning is expecting to expire by 3pm tomorrow.

The cold weather tonight means the Met Office's warning of risks of icy patches on roads will include tonight and tomorrow morning.

The weather is expected to move south later on this afternoon and leave most of England with a fine sunny, but cold day. Tomorrow there will be further wintery showers that will affect the western and eastern coasts the most.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-cold-weather-brings-ice-warnings-sleet-and-snow-a6743021.html


Anyone had any snow?
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Post by: BeeTee on Saturday, 21 November, 2015 @ 13:25:46
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UK weather: Snow blankets Britain as cold weather brings ice warnings on roads
Temperatures are expected to drop to freezing in the South and -3 in the North tonight

Many Londoners woke up to sleet and snow this morning  - and the Met Office advises Britons to enjoy it while they can as it won't be settling.

The Met Office has issued warnings of icy roads, after a band of rain, sleet and snow has moved across the country from northern Scotland to north-east and central England last night. The warning is expecting to expire by 3pm tomorrow.

The cold weather tonight means the Met Office's warning of risks of icy patches on roads will include tonight and tomorrow morning.

The weather is expected to move south later on this afternoon and leave most of England with a fine sunny, but cold day. Tomorrow there will be further wintery showers that will affect the western and eastern coasts the most.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-cold-weather-brings-ice-warnings-sleet-and-snow-a6743021.html


Anyone had any snow?

I'm just south of london. No snow just a bit of rain and windy earlier. Now just a bit cloudy but feels cold.
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Post by: janey on Saturday, 21 November, 2015 @ 13:49:05
None in Frome Somerset. Lovely sunny day with a bitterly cold wind.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Colleywobble on Saturday, 21 November, 2015 @ 16:28:56
Yes snow overnight. Quite a covering in the early hours but mostly gone this morning. Still on the hills to west of Chesterfield and towards Sheffield. However lovely sunshine and blue skies but very  cold .Thermals coming out!!!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Saturday, 21 November, 2015 @ 17:51:00
No snow here on Merseyside but visible on the Pennines in the distance.  Bright sunny and bitterly cold with a slight but very chilly breeze.  Sun starting to go down and temp falling.  Double brrr.!

Tony
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Post by: suej on Saturday, 21 November, 2015 @ 17:55:08
snowed last night . roads were icy this morning . sun melted most. May get some more in the Potteries.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 22 November, 2015 @ 18:22:51
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UK weather: Frost and 50mph gales to hit UK as Britain plunges to -6C
Temperatures dropped as low as -6C in places on Saturday night
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-frost-and-gales-to-hit-uk-as-temperatures-rise-following-wintry-weekend-a6743981.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 28 November, 2015 @ 07:22:31
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Britain braced for 70mph winds and heavy snow
Forecasters issue weather warnings across many parts of the country, as heavy winds and rain arrive from the Atlantic
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12021530/Britain-braced-for-70mph-winds-and-heavy-snow.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 01 December, 2015 @ 05:18:50
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UK weather: Britain facing up to two weeks of snow and flood chaos following Storm Clodagh gales
Nearly a month's worth of rain expected in Wales with wintry showers forecast for Scotland and Northern Ireland


Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Jolly Roger on Tuesday, 01 December, 2015 @ 12:41:35
What idiots would go out in a small dinghy, in a full gale?

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Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Colleywobble on Tuesday, 01 December, 2015 @ 14:04:30
Brainless Twits or some such words putting other peoples lives at risk trying to save them !!!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 05 December, 2015 @ 17:58:44
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Storm Desmond puts 'lives in danger' as Met Office issues red weather alert
Residents in affected areas have been told to expect rainfall of 60mm to 100mm, increasing to 200mm on areas of high ground

The severe weather warning issued anticipates rainfall of 150mm to 200mm today in some parts of the North of England.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britain-bracing-itself-for-floods-as-storm-desmond-hits-a6761486.html
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Post by: Colleywobble on Saturday, 05 December, 2015 @ 22:27:58
Terrific winds overnight and all day but no rain. Looking very bad for people in Cumbria and the very North of England as the rivers are terrifyingly high. Went to Matlock Christmas Market yesterday and the River Derwent added to by the River Wye was a raging torrent quite frightening. Glad I decided to refrain from putting out my washing this morning ,Didn't fancy my unmentionables  wrapped round the Crooked Spire Maik. Keep safe everyone!!!
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Post by: Maik on Monday, 07 December, 2015 @ 03:19:13
Sight of your undies flying from top o'spire might have raised a few eyebrows, Colleywobble! Sounds like you've been fortunate so far. Full report and pics of Storm Desmond on the Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12035833/Cumbria-flooding-Storm-Desmond-record-rainfall-environment-agency-live.html)

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https://twitter.com/felsiedev/status/673538079060271104/photo/1


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpEReBBwVMw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVFx_00wf3M
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Post by: Maik on Monday, 07 December, 2015 @ 16:14:32
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Animal charity rescues very grateful donkey from floodwater in Kerry
http://www.thejournal.ie/kerry-donkey-rescue-2486674-Dec2015/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMKz5mKDNn0

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Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 08 December, 2015 @ 15:43:10
Looks like it's been pretty bad in Norway, too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDOLl4a1008
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 09 December, 2015 @ 00:33:15
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Storm Desmond: Met Office warns of more heavy rain and gale-force winds as clean-up continues
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12038688/Storm-Desmond-Cumbria-floods-UK-weather-Tuesday-live.html
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Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 16 December, 2015 @ 20:21:32
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UK weather: Britain braced for warmest December in 70 years
Temperatures set to soar 10C above average while parts of the UK are on 'high' air pollution alert amid Saharan dust cloud warning
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/12052904/UK-on-high-air-pollution-alert-amid-Saharan-dust-cloud-warning.html

According to one forecast last night it was 12C in London and 5C on Kef  :blink:
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Post by: TonyD on Thursday, 17 December, 2015 @ 02:04:11
Currently showing 15' outside @ 00:00 (E London) - positively balmy
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Mediterranean Man on Friday, 18 December, 2015 @ 18:19:38
Similar temperatures in Hampshire. Never known it as warm as this in December! All that is missing is the sunshine!
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Post by: BeeTee on Friday, 18 December, 2015 @ 20:30:46
Warm enough here in Kent. My daffodils have buds on them and will probably flower by Christmas if temperatures stay as they are.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: suej on Friday, 18 December, 2015 @ 21:15:56
My fusia still flowering and my forsthye tree not lost its leaves yet.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maarm on Monday, 21 December, 2015 @ 11:57:26
Same here with the daffs(also in Kent), lavender is flowering again and lilac hedge is budding up!!  Very confusing and to be honest I'd rather it was frosty rather than warm and as yesterday persisting it down.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 22 December, 2015 @ 19:52:55
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UK Christmas weather: Temperatures set to fall after unseasonably warm spell
But forecasters say those looking for a white Christmas will be disappointed
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12063784/Temperatures-set-to-fall-after-spell-of-unseasonably-warm-weather.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 22 December, 2015 @ 20:09:50
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-christmas-day-to-be-wet-and-windy-after-more-gales-and-torrential-rain-batter-britain-a6783056.html


Bah humbug?

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Post by: Maik on Thursday, 24 December, 2015 @ 01:48:33
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UK weather at Christmas: new storm to follow on heels of ‘Eva’ bringing fresh flooding
Met Office warns of 80mph winds and torrential downpours over Christmas holidays as dozens of flood alerts issued for devastated regions
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12065727/UK-weather-Christmas-Storm-Eva-Cumbria-flood-warnings.html


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Storm Eva: Flooded Cumbrian families face prospect of Christmas Day washout
Met Office forecasters have issued a severe weather warning for Cumbria lasting until the end of Boxing Day
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/storm-eva-flooded-cumbrian-families-face-prospect-of-christmas-day-washout-a6784926.html
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Post by: Maik on Saturday, 26 December, 2015 @ 15:45:55
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UK flood warnings: Homes evacuated amid heavy rain

Lancashire and Yorkshire are bearing the brunt of flooding, with 15 severe warnings in place and homes evacuated, as heavy rain lashes parts of the UK.

The Met Office also issued two severe weather warnings, meaning danger to life, for rain in the two counties.

Several rivers have burst their banks, and homes in Ribchester and Whalley, Lancashire, have been evacuated.

Meanwhile, more than 300 flood alerts and warnings are in place across England, Scotland and Wales.

Almost a month's rainfall is likely to fall in one day in some places.

The Environment Agency said affected residents should "take action now".
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35181139


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200-year-old pub collapses as River Irwell floods

A former pub on the River Irwell in Summerseat near Bury has collapsed due to the River Irwell flooding.

The 200-year-old building that was the Waterside pub and restaurant sits on a bridge crossing the River Irwell and locals are now concerned the bridge may not hold.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12068981/UK-weather-severe-flood-warnings-as-rivers-burst-banks-live.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysBLZCTmkh0
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Post by: Maik on Sunday, 27 December, 2015 @ 00:58:12
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Aerial footage shows 200-year-old pub destroyed as River Irwell floods
A 200-year-old pub near Manchester has been partially destroyed after heavy rainfall and floods sweep through Northern England

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPv0-7yDqgY
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12069952/200-year-old-pub-collapses-as-River-Irwell-floods.html


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Footage from the bridge in Asda car park, Radcliffe UK being destroyed by floods on 26th December 2015. The destruction of the bridge cause a gas pipe breakage and explosion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb4HPYSSv8U
https://youtu.be/Mb4HPYSSv8U?t=1s


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWC8Uh2RH30
https://youtu.be/GWC8Uh2RH30?t=1s
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Post by: Maik on Monday, 28 December, 2015 @ 18:44:20
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UK floods: Rescue workers save elderly man trapped in his car
Watch as rescue workers pull a man out of his 4x4 after becoming trapped by flood waters in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire

Trapped in surging flood waters and facing the prospect of imminent drowning, most drivers would welcome the appearance of the emergency services.

But one Yorkshire farmer refused to abandon his beloved Land Rover and fought off rescue teams as they attempted to pluck him to safety.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12070533/UK-floods-Rescue-workers-save-elderly-man-trapped-in-his-car.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un5XBsVdnPM
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 28 December, 2015 @ 22:03:09
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Balmy December to end as temperatures drop to freezing by New Year
Snow is expected in the Scottish Highlands but nowhere else in the UK
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/balmy-december-to-end-as-temperatures-drop-to-freezing-by-new-year-with-snow-in-highlands-a6788561.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 29 December, 2015 @ 02:25:42
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UK weather: Storm Frank next to ravage Britain, Met Office warns
England's flood-hit North East could get some respite from the stormy weather with the arrival of Storm Frank, which is due to batter western parts from Tuesday
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12072112/Storm-Frank-next-to-ravage-the-UK-Met-Office-warns.html
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Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 29 December, 2015 @ 21:49:30
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12072322/UK-floods-Storm-Frank-Leeds-York-Manchester-live.html#update-20151229-1712
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 29 December, 2015 @ 23:34:44
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Storm Frank: Tadcaster bridge partially collapses after flooding causes further evacuations
Fresh alerts as new storm sweeps in to already deluged areas of UK, as experts call for a complete rethink of flood defence strategy, safety parameters and investment to deal with changed circumstances 
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-floods-tadcaster-bridge-partially-collapses-after-flooding-causing-further-evacuations-a6790021.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrQOQznFdKM
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Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 30 December, 2015 @ 15:53:16
Then and now, Cambus O'May bridge on the River Dee, Scotland:

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Credit: Bill Cumming (http://www.panoramio.com/user/4470328/tags/historic)

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12073903/UK-floods-Storm-Frank-Sir-Philip-Dilley-live.html#update-20151230-1302
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Post by: Maik on Thursday, 31 December, 2015 @ 16:35:41
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UK floods claim first fatality as kayaker found dead in Scotland

Police Scotland confirmed they recovered the body of a kayaker who got into difficulties on the river Findhorn, near Inverness, on Wednesday.

Emergency services were called to an area known as Elephant Rock when a member of the public alerted them to a kayaker who was in difficulty navigating the swollen river water. A body was recovered at 9am on Thursday with assistance of the coastguard.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/31/scotland-floods-storm-frank
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Post by: Maik on Friday, 01 January, 2016 @ 21:27:08
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Flood warnings for the South as severe weather forecast
Environment Agency issues 33 floods warnings for the Southwest as severe weather forecast

Homeowners in the Southwest are being warned to prepare for flooding as three days of severe weather is forecast.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12077584/Flood-warnings-for-the-South-as-severe-weather-forecast.html
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Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 05 January, 2016 @ 00:56:38
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Homes flooded in Scotland as heavy rain hits
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-35221823
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 05 January, 2016 @ 04:43:48
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UK floods: Insurance costs 'won't rise despite storm claims'
Forecasts for the costs of the storms have also risen, with the economic impact on the UK predicted to be between £2bn and £2.8bn
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/uk-floods-insurance-costs-wont-rise-despite-storm-claims-a6796806.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 05 January, 2016 @ 12:01:25
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UK weather: Whitby cut off by flash flooding as Britain hit by more heavy rain
Police warn North Yorkshire seaside town only accessible via one route by 4x4 vehicles as Met Office extends weather warnings for large parts of UK
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12081856/UK-weather-Whitby-north-Yorkshire-cut-off-by-flash-floods.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 05 January, 2016 @ 16:48:48
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School children trapped on bus stuck in waist-high flood water after driver ignores road closure sign
Twenty-six youngsters on their way to school rescued by firefighters from rising waters when driver goes through 'no entry' sign in village near York
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/flooding/12082739/York-school-bus-stuck-in-flood-water-driver-ignores-road-closure.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 06 January, 2016 @ 21:57:36
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Record UK rainfall will not prevent water restrictions, experts warn

Southern England faces ‘tension’ over water supplies if the next few months are dry, leading hydrologists say, as not enough rain has fallen to recharge underground reserves
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jan/06/record-uk-rainfall-will-not-prevent-water-restrictions-experts-warn

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Post by: Maik on Thursday, 07 January, 2016 @ 11:22:34
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Giant Arctic air mass to bring snow and ice to Britain next week
Freezing overnight conditions expected in parts of the UK as Arctic air mass sweeps in

Accumulations of up to 20mm are possible "quite widely" and the Met Office warned of the continued risk of flooding in areas where the ground was already swamped from a record-breaking December.

Strong to gale force south-easterly winds could prove an additional hazard, forecasters predicted.

After the weekend, colder and drier conditions will spread southwards and create conditions typical for January.

By the middle of next week, temperatures are predicted to plummet, ranging between 0C and 5C, and there will be a mix of sunshine and showers.

The Met Office said: "These showers are increasingly likely to fall as sleet or snow to low levels across the north of the UK.

"There is also a risk of some sleet and snow in the south, although many areas here are likely to be dry with some sunshine for much of the time."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12086136/UK-weather-Arctic-air-mass-to-bring-snow-and-ice-to-Britain.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Colleywobble on Thursday, 07 January, 2016 @ 16:00:52
Might as well have the Full Monty,it couldn't get more rubbish if it tried!!!Reckon a few more weeks of this lot and we will all be on a free sail to the Med.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 08 January, 2016 @ 17:32:54
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UK Arctic freeze: Coldest winter in 58 years set to hit UK
Two 'threat to life' warnings have been issue in Scotland in response to the extreme weather, amid severe flooding in Aberdeen

The severe weather is set to spread throughout the UK over the course of the weekend, as the blast of freezing Artic air strikes.
http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/weather/uk-arctic-freeze-threat-to-life-warnings-issued-and-hundreds-evacuated-in-aberdeen-as-coldest-winter-a6801821.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 10 January, 2016 @ 15:53:23
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Snow falls in northern England as Met Office warns mild spell set to end
Cold snap could bring snow to London and the South East, although forecasters say it is unlikely to cause problems
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12091661/Snow-falls-in-northern-England-as-Met-Office-warns-mild-spell-set-to-end.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 14 January, 2016 @ 16:28:39
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Snow expected as far south as Kent and Cornwall as cold snap hits Britain
More snow is expected in the next few days and temperatures could drop as low as minus 15
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12099586/Snow-expected-as-far-south-as-Kent-and-Cornwall-as-cold-snap-hits-Britain.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Bluenose on Friday, 15 January, 2016 @ 02:59:35
Oh bugger,here we go.Wrong snow too cold to wet frost on the coffee machine wet leaves dry leaves its Tuesday oh shit its Thursday.......... Winter in Blighty. Luv it
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Mediterranean Man on Friday, 15 January, 2016 @ 12:31:13
It is a beautiful morning here in Hampshire. Blue sky, no cloud or snow and warm sunshine.....
 
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 22 January, 2016 @ 01:06:31
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Video shows waterfall completely frozen over following days of cold weather in Derbyshire
Stunning footage has been captured showing a waterfall in the Derbyshire Peak District completely frozen over.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/video-shows-waterfall-completely-frozen-over-following-days-of-cold-weather-in-derbyshire-uk-snow-a6824706.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1LUCYZXD5k
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Post by: TonyKath on Friday, 22 January, 2016 @ 19:18:14
It was actually 13 deg in the car this afternoon and very sunny!

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: jeanskala on Saturday, 23 January, 2016 @ 14:59:18
Funnily enough, it was warmer in my car this morning than in my house. Think I may move into my car during this cold snap!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 24 January, 2016 @ 10:55:38
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Storm Jonas, which claimed at least 19 lives in the US, is heading across the Atlantic, triggering fears of more flooding. Severe weather warnings have been issed by the Met Office for much of Wales, north west England and the West of Scotland.

The Met Office warned of heavy rain and the danger of more flooding.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/12117261/Storm-Jonas-NYC-Washington-blizzard-weather-new-york-live.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 @ 02:04:35
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Storm Jonas: Military put on standby as Storm Jonas hits UK
Up to 100mm of rain is expected to fall as the tail end of Storm Jonas moves over the UK, triggering flood warnings in Cumbria, Yorkshire, Devon and Cornwall

The Met Office has issued a warning for heavy rain on Tuesday for the west of the UK, with 100mm (four inches) expected in parts of Wales and England.

The Environment Agency warned those in Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Devon and Cornwall to prepare for flooding.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12120471/Storm-Jonas-UK-Environment-Agency-criticised-as-flood-victims-prepare-for-new-onslaught.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 28 January, 2016 @ 22:02:48
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Storm Gertrude: Met Office issues amber warning as gusts of 80mph and heavy rain head for UK
'We warn the public and emergency responders of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause danger to life'
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/storm-gertrude-met-office-issues-amber-warning-as-gusts-of-80mph-and-heavy-rain-head-for-uk-a6838796.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 31 January, 2016 @ 16:04:02
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UK weather: Storm Henry to batter Britain, Met Office warns
Severe gale force winds could disrupt transport and power supplies across the country

Storm Henry will hit Britain on Monday, the Met Office has said, as it warns that severe gale force winds could disrupt transport and power supplies across the country.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12131479/Storm-Henry-to-batter-Britain-Met-Office-warns.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 08 February, 2016 @ 01:59:04
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Storm Imogen

The Met Office have issued an Amber wind warning ahead of Storm Imogen, which is expected to hit parts of the UK on Monday. The strongest winds will affect south Wales and southern England, where high waves are also likely to cause problems.
http://www.bbc.com/weather/feeds/35516310
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 @ 13:23:36
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UK weather: Britain braced for -10C winter blast
Sleet and snow is forecast as far south as Wales and the Midlands by the weekend with wintry showers across the rest of the country
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12149576/UK-weather-Britain-braced-for-10C-winter-blast.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 14 February, 2016 @ 10:43:33
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Warnings for snow and ice across the UK
Temperatures set to drop to -15C in parts

Up to 5cm of snow could fall in parts and wintery showers are set to hit both the north and south of the country.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12155812/Warnings-for-snow-and-ice-across-the-UK.html
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Post by: bobcwj on Sunday, 14 February, 2016 @ 11:09:09
not seen a flake all winter.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 16 February, 2016 @ 06:15:40
Might yet get a chance to build a snowperson, Bob:

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UK weather: Snow could threaten London by midweek
Britain braces for another week of wintry weather with snow forecast following the lowest recorded temperatures for four years

Lindsay Mears from the Met Office said:..."Snow is a real possibility in the Midlands and East England and even as far south as London from Wednesday. Though we’re not expecting a significant amount – no more than 2 cm."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12157730/UK-weather-Bitterly-cold-snap-to-continue-into-the-week.html

Well, maybe a little snowperson.

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Post by: Colleywobble on Tuesday, 16 February, 2016 @ 16:33:28
Beautiful day but really extremely cold .Birds water frozen solid and even my watering can frozen solid. Could be a few snow flurries tomorrow? Still much nicer than all the rain and gloom. Keffie blue sky!!Daffs and snowdrops in the garden Spring can't be far away?
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Jolly Roger on Wednesday, 17 February, 2016 @ 09:01:53
Beautiful day but really extremely cold .Birds water frozen solid and even my watering can frozen solid. Could be a few snow flurries tomorrow? Still much nicer than all the rain and gloom. Keffie blue sky!!Daffs and snowdrops in the garden Spring can't be far away?

Incredibly warm in Kefalonia for February. Temperature yesterday was 22c and today will be higher!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Wednesday, 17 February, 2016 @ 12:43:21
You can go off people!  ;)

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 18 February, 2016 @ 00:30:25
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UK weather: Britain braces for blanketing of snow
Huge swathes Britain will wake up to a blanket of snow on Thursday - with several severe weather warnings issued for areas on the East coast

 Met Office spokesperson Lindsay Mears said:... "The further north you go, the more cold it's going to get.

"Snow could be hitting London, Uxbridge, the Midlands, Berkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber and parts of Sctoland."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12162004/UK-weather-Britain-braces-for-blanketting-of-snow.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Thursday, 18 February, 2016 @ 18:39:34
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UK weather: Britain braces for blanketing of snow

....

"Snow could be hitting London, Uxbridge, the Midlands, Berkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber and parts of Sctoland."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12162004/UK-weather-Britain-braces-for-blanketting-of-snow.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12162004/UK-weather-Britain-braces-for-blanketting-of-snow.html)

Er... how does Uxbridge get a special mention.  It's not even the biggest town in the England - by a long chalk - let alone the biggest county which is Yorkshire.  It's in London - it's not even a borough of London, it's part of one (Hillingdon).  It's not even famous for anything.  Charles I tried to talk himself out of defeat by the parliamentarians (failed) and the RAF Battle of Britain bunker is there - that's it!  OK it gets a mention from time to time in a Radio 4 funny prog.  None of which entitles it to a special mention in the weather forecast!  :rant:

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 18 February, 2016 @ 21:23:34
I thought that was a little bit strange.

Mind you, you did miss out its most famous resident, who was...... Christine Keeler  :hmm:


PS: Did you figure out where Sctoland is?
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 04 March, 2016 @ 13:00:13
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UK weather: Leeds Bradford Airport closes as snow hits parts of Britain
Ploughs used to clear airport runway after northern England hit with snow showers and weather warnings remain in place for large parts of Britain
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12182984/UK-weather-snow-hits-Britain-and-Leeds-Bradford-Airport-flights-delayed.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 04 March, 2016 @ 19:31:53
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Heavy snow affects travel in the north of England

Yorkshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire have been worst affected, after 2-5cm fell overnight, with 10cm reported on higher ground.

Passengers waiting to depart Manchester Airport have reported being stuck on the runway for hours due to a lack of de-icers.

BBC Weather said Buxton in Derbyshire saw up to 17cm of snow, the deepest measured on Friday.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-35723643


Hope Colleywobble's not stuck in a snowdrift!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 05 March, 2016 @ 15:34:23
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Icy showers and snow forecast for UK as temperatures plunge below freezing
Weather: The Met Office said sleet and heavy downpours are set to spread southwards over the weekend

Icy showers and snow are forecast across the weekend, as Storm Jake moves slowly down the country from Scotland to the South East.

After heavy snow coated parts of the north of England yesterday, sleet and heavy downpours are set to spread southwards over the weekend.

Rain and sleet is due to fall across London and the South East, threatening to cause hazardous driving conditions on untreated road surfaces.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12184363/Icy-showers-and-snow-forecast-for-UK-as-temperatures-plunge-below-freezing.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Colleywobble on Saturday, 05 March, 2016 @ 16:43:14
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Heavy snow affects travel in the north of England

Yorkshire, Lancashire and Derbyshire have been worst affected, after 2-5cm fell overnight, with 10cm reported on higher ground.

Passengers waiting to depart Manchester Airport have reported being stuck on the runway for hours due to a lack of de-icers.

BBC Weather said Buxton in Derbyshire saw up to 17cm of snow, the deepest measured on Friday.
No we are ok Mike didn't quite reach us but plenty on the tops and almost down to us. Still keeps having a go this morning.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-35723643


Hope Colleywobble's not stuck in a snowdrift!
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 10 March, 2016 @ 12:38:15
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Flood warnings remain in place after torrential rain caused travel chaos
Heavy rain and flash floods forced schools across the Midlands to close on Wednesday while trains were cancelled and roads closed
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12189663/Flood-warnings-remain-in-place-after-torrential-rain-caused-travel-chaos.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 24 March, 2016 @ 20:40:22
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Easter weather: Winds of up to 65mph to batter parts of England
Storm Katie hasn't arrived yet - but expect a blustery weekend nevertheless
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/easter-weather-storm-katie-winds-of-up-to-65mph-to-batter-south-coast-of-england-on-saturday-a6950081.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 25 March, 2016 @ 15:50:06
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Bookies slash odds for wettest Easter ever as storms set to hit UK
Severe weather warnings issued for Easter weekend as bookmakers slash odds of wettest Easter ever
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12204295/Bookies-slash-odds-for-wettest-Easter-ever-as-storms-set-to-hit-UK.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Friday, 25 March, 2016 @ 20:49:38
Thanks Maik - that's really cheered me up.  :oki:

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 28 March, 2016 @ 15:34:37
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Storm Katie 2016: Flights cancelled amid 105mph winds
Blustery end to Easter weekend as dozens of flights cancelled or diverted in strong winds that bring down crane and cause hazardous driving conditions
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12205578/UK-weather-Storm-Katie-wet-and-windy-end-to-Easter-weekend.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Colleywobble on Tuesday, 29 March, 2016 @ 19:56:17
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Storm Katie 2016: Flights cancelled amid 105mph winds
Blustery end to Easter weekend as dozens of flights cancelled or diverted in strong winds that bring down crane and cause hazardous driving conditions
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12205578/UK-weather-Storm-Katie-wet-and-windy-end-to-Easter-weekend.html
Just come back from six days in the caravan. Thrown everything at us. Sole purpose for our son to attach awning!!!Thought at times we might finish up on Dogger Bank. Well we survived. Tough these Oldies!!!Might give it a miss though for a week or two no good tempting fate? Would rather die warm and dry.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 18 July, 2016 @ 14:07:42
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UK weather: Killer heatwave feared as 93F temperatures loom this week

Britain’s elderly are being urged to take extra care this week as a heatwave is set to bring the highest temperatures of the year.

Hot air coming from the Sahara desert will cause temperatures to rocket to 93.2F (34C) and put vulnerable people at risk, experts said.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/17/uk-weather--elderly-at-risk-as-deadly-heatwave-set-to-bring-temp/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 18 August, 2016 @ 14:12:26
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Met office issues severe weather warning for the weekend

The Met office has issued a severe weather warning for wind as an Atlantic storm is set to bring an "early autumn" to Britain at the weekend. 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/17/met-office-issues-severe-weather-warning-for-the-weekend/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maarm on Thursday, 18 August, 2016 @ 17:18:04
Awesome  :oki:

Thank god I'm due my Kef fix in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: HiFi on Thursday, 18 August, 2016 @ 17:37:36
looking forward to seeing Roger's stats for August. Been struggling to make low 30s.........
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Jolly Roger on Friday, 19 August, 2016 @ 08:23:51
looking forward to seeing Roger's stats for August. Been struggling to make low 30s.........

Me too! Everyone complains about the heat, but actually during August it has been very steady around 32c by day and 25c at night.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: AlisonSkala on Friday, 19 August, 2016 @ 11:29:53
Is it usually hotter in July Roger? Always seems more comfortable in August as it seems cooler at night than July.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Jolly Roger on Friday, 19 August, 2016 @ 19:32:32
Is it usually hotter in July Roger? Always seems more comfortable in August as it seems cooler at night than July.

The weather chart seems to show very similar temperatures in both months if taken over a number of years.

http://goinggreek.info/index.php?topic=10.0
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 23 August, 2016 @ 18:08:33
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The Met Office has issued heatwave alerts across the south and east of England, with temperatures expected to exceed 30C (86F) in some areas.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37167420
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 03 November, 2016 @ 17:42:34
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Big chill on the way as Arctic winds head towards the UK

With temperatures in the 20s, Halloween was weirdly warm for some of us.

But November has ushered in a chillier feel and according to the Met Office’s recent three-month forecast, there could be much colder weather on the way.

In fact, the Met are predicting a 30 per cent chance of a colder than normal early winter.

“It all points to a higher risk of cold snaps between now and Christmas in contrast to the mild winters we’ve had recently,” said the Met Office’s Adam Scaife.

“But this is highly unlikely to be as extreme as December 2010, the coldest December for over 100 years.”

One upside to the colder temperatures is there may be less rainfall than usual, lowering the risk of the flooding that caused so much havoc last December.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/03/big-chill-on-the-way-as-arctic-winds-head-towards-the-uk/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 07 November, 2016 @ 14:18:55
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Polar vortex to bring big freeze and coldest winter for five years as NHS urges public to keep warm to relieve pressure on A&Es
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/11/07/big-freeze-expected-as-nhs-urges-public-to-keep-warm-and-healthy/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 21 November, 2016 @ 18:27:34
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Storm Angus: Cars submerged by floodwater as Met Office extends UK weather warning
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/21/met-office-extends-amber-weather-warning-as-torrential-rain-and/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 21 November, 2016 @ 18:45:16
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Weather warnings: United Kingdom
 
Awareness Reports - You can find detailed information about the warnings in the awareness reports issued for each area. Select the relevant area.
http://meteoalarm.eu/en_UK/0/0/UK-United%20Kingdom.html

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www.meteoalarm.eu is the website that integrates all important severe weather information originating from the official National Public Weather Services across a large number of European countries.
http://meteoalarm.eu/about.php?lang=en_UK
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 @ 18:30:08
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Torrential rain and floods continue to cause travel chaos across UK
 
Woman dies after being pulled from sea off Kent and fears mount for 69-year-old man from Neath who went missing on Sunday
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/22/torrential-rain-and-floods-continue-to-cause-travel-chaos-across-uk
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 28 November, 2016 @ 17:05:18
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UK in for cold snap as temperatures forecast to be as low as -8C
Monday night expected to be the coldest of week while bookies predict 2/1 chance of white Christmas in Scotland

 ...bookmakers are predicting a good chance of a white Christmas for many parts of Scotland. Ladbrokes are offering odds of 2/1 for snow in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, it is offering odds of 3/1 for snow in Newcastle upon Tyne and Belfast, 4/1 for London, 5/1 for Liverpool and Manchester and 6/1 for Cardiff and Birmingham.

The firm is also offering odds of 2/1 that a new record is set for the coldest night of 2016 before next Sunday. It said it was evens that the temperature would drop to -10C or lower.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/27/britain-cold-snap-temperatures-plunge-minus-8c-weather
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 30 November, 2016 @ 14:08:10
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UK weather: Temperature plunges to -9.7C on coldest November day in six years for England and Wales

"It's going to be another frosty night for Wednesday into Thursday, and then we get some more clouds coming in," said Sophie Yeomans, a Met Office meteorologist.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/30/uk-weather-temperatures-plunge-97c-coldest-november-day-six/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 19 December, 2016 @ 16:13:29
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White Christmas looks unlikely as forecasters predict mild UK weather
 
Met Office says festive season should pass without snow but it will become wetter and windier as 25 December approaches
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/dec/19/white-christmas-unlikely-forecasters-predict-mild-uk-weather
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 19 December, 2016 @ 16:19:31
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UK weather: Will Storm Barbara cause chaos over the Christmas weekend?

Britain faces being battered by high winds and heavy rain over the Christmas period, forecasters have warned.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/19/uk-weather-will-storm-barbara-cause-chaos-christmas-weekend/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016 @ 13:56:47
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UK weather: Storm Barbara threatens Christmas getaway with 90mph winds
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/20/storm-barbara-threatens-christmas-get-away-90-mph-winds/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 25 December, 2016 @ 00:17:08
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Storm Conor set to cause Christmas chaos with 80mph winds as Met Office raises weather warning threat

Storm Conor is set to cause Christmas chaos with 80mph winds as the Met Office raises its weather alert to amber.

High winds will hit the UK throughout Christmas Day and over the coming days as forecasters warn Storm Conor will bring extreme weather conditions.

Power cuts have already blighted thousands of homes in the last few days as a result of Storm Barbara but more could follow energy companies have warned.

The extreme conditions could see the warmest Christmas Day since records began despite strong winds battering the country.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/24/storm-conor-set-cause-christmas-chaos-80mph-winds-met-office/
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Post by: TonyKath on Sunday, 25 December, 2016 @ 00:30:29
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Storm Conor set to cause Christmas chaos with 80mph winds as Met Office raises weather warning threat

Storm Conor is set to cause Christmas chaos with 80mph winds as the Met Office raises its weather alert to amber.

High winds will hit the UK throughout Christmas Day and over the coming days as forecasters warn Storm Conor will bring extreme weather conditions.

Power cuts have already blighted thousands of homes in the last few days as a result of Storm Barbara but more could follow energy companies have warned.

The extreme conditions could see the warmest Christmas Day since records began despite strong winds battering the country.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/24/storm-conor-set-cause-christmas-chaos-80mph-winds-met-office/ (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/24/storm-conor-set-cause-christmas-chaos-80mph-winds-met-office/)

Er... Barbara didn't seem to do much on Merseyside!

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 09 January, 2017 @ 17:44:49
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Arctic blast expected to bring snow to Britain
Met Office issues severe weather warning for snow, wind and icy temperatures this week as a deep freeze grips Europe

Temperatures are expected to plummet to -10C (14F) in parts of Britain this week as an icy blast sweeps across the country, bringing snow showers, strong winds and frost.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/09/arctic-blast-snow-britain-europe-freeze-wind
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 11 January, 2017 @ 14:00:37
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Strong winds cause travel chaos and power cuts in parts of UK
Fallen trees block roads as winds reach more than 90mph, and forecasters say snow could make conditions worse

Temperatures may drop to -5C (23F) in parts of Scotland, but freezing conditions are possible elsewhere in England.

The Met Office’s snow warning extends to parts of north-west England on Thursday, with a risk of wintry weather in southern England.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/11/strong-winds-travel-chaos-power-cuts-uk
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 13 January, 2017 @ 17:05:50
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UK severe weather: Dozens of flood warnings as Essex village is evacuated and snow sweeps across Britain

An RAF spy plane has been scrambled to check eastern coastal defences as thousands of homes are being evacuated as a storm surge bears down on Britain.

More than 10 areas of the UK are now on the highest flood alert, where flooding poses a threat to life, as wintry storms batter the country.

There are fears of mass flooding by huge tidal wave travelling along the eastern edge of the country.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/13/uk-severe-weather-dozens-flood-warnings-jaywick-evacuated/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 20 January, 2017 @ 17:53:53
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Britain to shiver in subzero temperatures
 
Chilly weather expected to continue into weekend, with widespread frost and temperatures as low as -7C in rural areas
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/20/britain-shiver-subzero-temperatures-cold-weather-frost
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 01 February, 2017 @ 13:55:11
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Winds of up to 80mph could hit England and Wales towards the end of the week with the potential to cause damage to buildings, disrupt power and delay travel, forecasters have warned.

In what will be called Storm Doris if conditions meet the threshold, low pressure systems could batter southern parts of the UK on Friday.

However, the Met Office, which issued a yellow severe weather warning, said there were a number of scenarios in which the strongest winds could miss the UK altogether.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/01/winds-of-up-to-80mph-heading-for-england-and-wales
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 09 February, 2017 @ 17:36:03
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UK weather: Britain set for snow as temperatures plunge as low as -5 across country

Snowflakes are beginning to fall across the country as Britain braces itself for a sharp drop in temperatures over the next few days.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for ice in parts of Wales, south-west England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/08/snow-could-hit-london-tonight-temperatures-forecast-plunge-low/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 11 February, 2017 @ 13:41:14
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UK weather: Elderly warned to prepare for potential coldest weekend of the winter as snow starts to fall 

The Met Office has issued weather warnings for the South East, the North and parts of southern Scotland, with icy roads and drifting snow set to cause problems for travellers.

Up to 4ins (10cm) of snow are expected on higher ground, while even the south east of England will likely see a couple of centimetres of snow.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/11/uk-weatherelderly-warned-prepare-coldest-weekend-winter-britain/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 21 February, 2017 @ 18:40:32
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Storm Doris to batter Britain with 80mph winds and heavy rain

The Met Office is warning of significant disruption from gale-force winds and heavy rain in much of Britain as the balmy start to the week is due to be blown away by Storm Doris.

Thursday has been nicknamed Doris Day, when the fourth named storm of the season is expected to damage buildings, interrupt power supplies and cause widespread travel problems.

The Met Office also warned there would be a threat of injury from flying debris. “Watch out for falling trees or tiles, secure garden furniture and move vehicles to a safe place,” it said.

An amber “be prepared” warning has been issued for a large band of the country stretching from northern Wales to Norfolk, where gusts of up to 80mph are forecast on Thursday, when Doris will surge in from the Atlantic.

The exact timing and course of Storm Doris remains uncertain, the Met Office said, but it is forecasting gale-force winds late on Thursday morning.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/21/storm-doris-to-batter-britain-with-80mph-winds-and-heavy-rain


When it gets to it, the last of the current batch of storm names will be....... Wilbert.
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 23 February, 2017 @ 17:17:28
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Storm Doris batters Britain: Woman killed as gusts hit 100mph and 'weather bomb' creates blizzard-like snow
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/23/Storm-Doris-uk-weather-bomb-snow-travel-distruption-batters-britain/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 21 April, 2017 @ 16:44:06
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UK weather: Snow and storms to strike Britain with low temperatures lasting for weeks

A wintry blast of snow, hail and gales is set to hit the UK in the run-up to the May bank holiday weekend, according to forecasters.

Temperatures will plummet tomorrow and are expected to remain unseasonably low until the middle of next month.

The Met Office is predicting “heavy and wintry” showers and widespread overnight frosts from Tuesday next week, with Northern parts of the UK the worst hit.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/21/snow-storms-strike-uk-low-temperatures-lasting-weeks/


Looks quite nice weather on Kef......
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Saturday, 22 April, 2017 @ 22:18:27
Lovely day here on Merseyside.  Got a lot of gardening done but then too cool to sit out for an early evening glass of No 12.  Hope it's not really that bad!!  :blink:

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 21 May, 2017 @ 16:36:58
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UK weather: Britain set to sizzle as forecasters say heatwave is on the way

Britons will be able to swap their umbrellas for sun cream this week as the country looks set for the best weather of the year with temperatures hitting the high 20s.

Met Office officials are promising uninterrupted warm, dry, sunny weather with the highest temperatures since September by the end of the week.

But while forecasters think the sunny spell will last into the coming bank holiday weekend, they cannot guarantee it will endure throughout it, or into next week’s half term holiday.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/21/uk-weather-britain-set-sizzle-forecasters-say-heatwave-way/


I can hear the 'planes circling above Blackpool airport already  :iroll:
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 28 May, 2017 @ 10:21:18
Flash floods possible down south:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/27/bank-holiday-weekend-weather-flash-floods-forecast-late-may/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 01 June, 2017 @ 23:15:55
Flood warnings for South East - three weeks of rain in 1 hour:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/01/flood-warnings-south-east-three-weeks-rain-fall-hour/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 18 June, 2017 @ 15:21:55
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UK weather: Britain basks in record-breaking June temperatures - and it's getting hotter

Britain has basked in the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures expected to soar as the heatwave continues into next week.

Public Health England (PHE) has issued a heat health warning.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/18/uk-weather-britain-basks-record-breaking-june-temperatures/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 05 July, 2017 @ 12:33:26
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Britain is set to boil in 30C heat - but thunder and floods are on the way

Britain faces a steamy and stormy end to the week as thundery showers and 30C temperatures are set to sweep the nation.

Forecasters have warned that while Wednesday will be fine and dry, lightning and even hail may be on the way tomorrow with up to 30mm of rain falling within an hour.

A yellow weather warning covering England and Wales is in place from 6am on Thursday to 6am on Friday.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/05/uk-weather-thundery-showers-flooding-way-britain-braces-stormy/


Weather warning for tomorrow (Thursday, 06/07/17) on meteoalarm.eu (http://meteoalarm.eu/en_UK/1/0/UK-United+Kingdom.html)
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 10 July, 2017 @ 22:08:32
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Heavy rain for many tomorrow

The warm and humid air across the southeast will move away in the next 24 hours as bands of rain move in from the Atlantic overnight and through tomorrow.

That rain will affect many areas throughout Tuesday although it will be drier and brighter across far northern parts. Highs a much cooler 20C in the south and 16 in the north.
http://www.itv.com/news/2017-07-10/heavy-rain-for-many-tomorrow/


No special warning for tomorrow from meteoalarm.eu (http://meteoalarm.eu/en_UK/1/0/UK-United+Kingdom.html)
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 19 July, 2017 @ 11:49:58
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UK weather forecast: Warning of more storms across Britain after flash flooding hits Cornwall

Thunderstorms are continuing to affect parts of Britain, with lightning and heavy downpours expected to hit both the morning and evening rush hours.

Torrential rain could cause some localised flooding, and people are being warned of the risk of disruption to power networks from lightning strikes.

A yellow weather warning is in place right through the day for large swathes of England and Wales, with the Met Office predicting a month's worth of rain could fall in some places in a matter of hours.

The intense conditions caused flash flooding in a coastal village in Cornwall on Tuesday, with some 50 properties affected and several people having to be rescued from their homes.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/19/uk-weather-forecast-thunderstoms-set-continue-today-amid-warning/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 24 July, 2017 @ 17:34:54
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UK should increasingly expect record winter rains, says Met Office

Aided by a supercomputer, meteorologists find 34% chance of record monthly rainfall being set, raising fears about major flooding
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/24/uk-winter-rain-met-office-supercomputer-record-rainfall-flooding
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Wednesday, 26 July, 2017 @ 13:50:54
Anybody believe it??!

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: BeeTee on Wednesday, 26 July, 2017 @ 19:09:32
Anybody believe it??!

Tony

Nah, but I've order a new umbrella just in case  :dunno:
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 31 July, 2017 @ 23:15:10
Might be a good investment, BeeTee:

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UK weather latest: Met Office says more rain is on the way as summer washout continues

Rain mixed with sunshine looks to be the forecast for the rest of summer

Rain, wind and cooler temperatures will be interspersed with sunshine bringing unpredictable weather to the UK for the rest of the summer, the Met Office has revealed.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-latest-more-rain-summer-washout-2017-met-office-a7868666.html
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: disco69 on Tuesday, 01 August, 2017 @ 11:09:20
Might be a good investment, BeeTee:

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UK weather latest: Met Office says more rain is on the way as summer washout continues

Rain mixed with sunshine looks to be the forecast for the rest of summer

Rain, wind and cooler temperatures will be interspersed with sunshine bringing unpredictable weather to the UK for the rest of the summer, the Met Office has revealed.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-latest-more-rain-summer-washout-2017-met-office-a7868666.html

Same as last year.......oh hang on .... and the years before  :lol: ...Why did Liz and move :hmm:
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 09 August, 2017 @ 13:32:19
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Flash floods hit east coast of England

East Riding of Yorkshire and north-east Lincolnshire among areas hardest-hit with severe downpours expected to slowly move south

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for parts of the UK, including the East Midlands, West Midlands, London, East Anglia and the south-east.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/09/flash-floods-east-coast-of-england-rain-weather-yorkshire-lincolnshire
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 17 August, 2017 @ 11:33:50
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Hurricane Gert spells bad weather for the UK
http://www.itv.com/news/2017-08-17/atlantics-hurricane-gert-to-split-uk-between-warm-and-rainy-weather-fronts/

Also spells good weather for parts of UK, just depends which part of the UK you're in - and which way the wind blows
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Thursday, 17 August, 2017 @ 18:57:41
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Hurricane Gert spells bad weather for the UK
http://www.itv.com/news/2017-08-17/atlantics-hurricane-gert-to-split-uk-between-warm-and-rainy-weather-fronts/ (http://www.itv.com/news/2017-08-17/atlantics-hurricane-gert-to-split-uk-between-warm-and-rainy-weather-fronts/)

Also spells good weather for parts of UK, just depends which part of the UK you're in - and which way the wind blows

And on whether the forecasters really do know what time it will reach us and at what angle it will come at the UK.

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 12 September, 2017 @ 01:35:17
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Britain to be battered by 75mph winds as forecasters warn of power cuts and travel chaos

Two yellow weather warnings are in place for parts of Britain as winds of up to 75mph are expected to batter the nation this week.

A deepening area of low pressure is expected to cross the UK tomorrow night into Wednesday morning bringing a spell of very strong winds and heavy rain.

The worst of the winds are expected across parts of England and Wales with gusts reaching 75mph in exposed spots, although more generally 50-60mph.

Parts of northern England, north Wales and the north Midlands are most at risk, with winds capable of disrupting transport, power supplies and causing damage to buildings, according to the Met Office.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/11/britain-battered-75mph-winds-forecasters-warn-power-cuts-travel/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 12 October, 2017 @ 20:18:36
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Weather warnings: North West

valid from 13.10.2017 09:00 CET Until 13.10.2017 21:00 CET
Rain 
Awareness Level: Yellow
Heavy and at times persistent rain is expected during Friday. Bus and train services will probably be affected with journey times taking longer. Spray and flooding on roads is also probable making journey times longer. Flooding of a few homes and business is possible.
http://meteoalarm.eu/en_UK/1/0/UK009-North%20West.html


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UK weather: Britain set to be lashed by 70mph winds from Hurricane Ophelia

Hurricane Ophelia is crossing the Atlantic Ocean and could bring wet weather and gusts of up to 70mph when it hits Britain's shores.

The tropical storm was named a hurricane overnight and the US National Hurricane Centre has warned it could strengthen over the coming days.

The remnants of Ophelia look set to reach the UK on Monday, with unsettled weather expected to cause disruption, the Met Office said.

The west of the country will see the worst of the weather, with winds of between 60mph and 70mph forecast.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/12/uk-weather-britain-set-lashed-70mph-winds-hurricane-ophelia/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Friday, 13 October, 2017 @ 20:13:02
Very warm here about 21 deg, but unbelievably dull and grey here all day.  Odd.

Tony
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 15 October, 2017 @ 01:26:35
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UK weather: Met Office issues severe weather alert as Hurricane Ophelia approaches

A severe weather warning have been issued as Hurricane Ophelia approaches the UK, however some areas will enjoy sunny spells before heavy rain and strong winds arrive.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/14/uk-weather-met-office-issues-severe-weather-alert-hurricane/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 @ 16:44:53
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UK weather: Flood warning as big waves and 70mph winds to batter Britain in wake of Storm Ophelia

Strong winds and big waves will batter Britain's coast just days after Storm Ophelia wreaked destruction.

Gusts of 50mph are expected widely across southern England and the west of Wales on Saturday, and winds could reach 70mph in exposed areas.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/19/uk-weather-flood-warning-big-waves-strong-winds-batter-britain/
Title: Re: UK weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 20 October, 2017 @ 02:16:52
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Storm Brian: Strong winds set to hit British Isles

An Atlantic storm, which is due to hit parts of the UK and the Republic of Ireland this weekend, has been named Brian, the Irish Met office has said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41684485