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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #75 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

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #76 on: Friday, 17 October, 2014 @ 11:51:15 »
Excellent - got lots of bedding to wash/dry - might buy a few extra pegs  :flyer:

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #77 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!!  :)

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #78 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

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #79 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

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #80 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

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #81 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

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #82 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".


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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #83 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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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #84 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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« Reply #85 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!

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #86 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

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #87 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.......

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #88 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.

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #89 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

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #90 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

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #91 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 !!!

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #92 on: Friday, 26 December, 2014 @ 23:53:55 »


  9pm and raining here in Worcester :pray: NO SNOW PLEASE

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #93 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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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #94 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

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #95 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



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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #96 on: Saturday, 27 December, 2014 @ 17:14:15 »


  I see the Highways department have been busy keeping the roads clear. ( sarcasm.) but true  :rant:

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #97 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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« Reply #98 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.

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #99 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