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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    Britain braced for more flooding as the country prepares to be lashed with up to four centimetres of rain in just 14 hours

     

    Parts of the UK are at risk from further flooding today as four centimetres of rain is expected to fall in 14 hours. The Met Office this morning issued two yellow warnings - one for south-west England and South Wales and the other for the east coast of Northern Ireland. Up to a third of January's expected rainfall, about 3-4cm, could fall on already sodden ground. The average UK rainfall for January is 12cm.  The Environment Agency has more than 40 flood warnings in place, most of which are in the South East and South West. Given continued saturated ground conditions, forecasters say the public should be aware of the likelihood of localised flooding. The Met Office's warning was valid from 5am and runs until 7pm.

     

    A spokesman said this morning: 'We are expecting persistent and heavy rain today. 'Rain, heavy and persistent in places, will continue to affect much of south-west England and South Wales this morning, slowly clearing again from the west this afternoon. Krista Mitchell from the Met Office added: 'Given that the ground there is already quite saturated there's a risk of localised flooding.' She said  2cm is expected but some parts could see 3cm-40cm. The Environment Agency has 41 flood warnings - 23 in the South East, 11 in the South West, five in Anglia and two in the Midlands. There are 150 flood alerts in place. Eight people have died and more than 1,700 homes and businesses have been flooded in England since the beginning of the Christmas period. Despite the storms, temperatures have been relatively mild for January, with the thermometer rising as high as 10C.

     

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2541707/Britain-braced-flooding-country-prepares-lashed-four-centimetres-rain-just-14-hours.html

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    With state of the art technology and the latest info available at the flick of a switch I fail to see why the public should have to put up with out of date forecasts. In this fast moving situation its

    I've only gone and done it. This went to the Press Complaints Commission this morning....         1i) The Press must take care not to publish inaccurate, misleading or distorted information, including

    Some more images from London this morning  

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    Ukip councillor blames bad weather on gay marriage

     

    A UK Independence Party councillor has said the recent bad weather is the result of legalising same-sex marriage. David Silvester, who defected from the Conservative party in protest of David Cameron’s stance on the issue, said the country had suffered storms and floods because the prime minister had acted ‘arrogantly against the Gospel’. In a letter to the Henley Standard he wrote: ‘The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel (and in naked breach of a coronation oath) will be beset by natural disasters such as storms, disease, pestilence and war.’

     

    The Henley-on-Thames councillor said he had written to Mr Cameron in April 2012 to warn him about the ‘disasters’ that would come if he supported gay unions. He added: ‘It is his (Mr Cameron) fault that large swathes of the nation have been afflicted by storms and floods.’ Ukip stressed the party did not share Mr Silvester’s views but defended his right to state them. Henley’s Tory MP John Howell, said: ‘I thought Mr Silvester’s letter was not the sort of thing that he should have written in today’s age. He really needs to consider his position.’

     

    http://metro.co.uk/2014/01/18/ukip-councillor-blames-bad-weather-on-gay-marriage-4268102/?ITO-facebook

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    UKIP councillor says God sent storms which battered Britain because David Cameron allowed gay marriage to be legalised

     

    A UK Independence Party councillor has blamed recent storms and floods on the Government's decision to legalise gay marriage. David Silvester, who defected from the Tories last year in protest at David Cameron's support for same-sex unions, claimed he had warned the Prime Minister that the legislation would result in 'disasters'. The Henley-on-Thames town councillor, 73, said the country had been 'beset by storms' since the passage of the new law on gay marriage because Mr Cameron had acted 'arrogantly against the Gospel'. In a letter to the Henley Standard he wrote: 'The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel (and in naked breach of a coronation oath) will be beset by natural disasters such as storms, disease, pestilence and war.

     

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2541774/UKIP-councillor-says-God-sent-storms-battered-Britain-David-Cameron-allowed-gay-marriage-legalised.html

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  • Location: Wallasey Village, Wirral. 15.7m ASL. 1 mile from the seafront
  • Weather Preferences: Summer Heatwaves and Disruptive Heavy Snowfall any other time
  • Location: Wallasey Village, Wirral. 15.7m ASL. 1 mile from the seafront
    "We estimate that within about 40 years or so there is a 10% to 20% - nearer 20% - probability that we'll be back in Maunder Minimum conditions."

    I read this too Whiskers .... Very interesting

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25743806

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  • Location: Tornado Alley, west London
  • Location: Tornado Alley, west London

    UKIP councillor says God sent storms which battered Britain because David Cameron allowed gay marriage to be legalised

     

    A UK Independence Party councillor has blamed recent storms and floods on the Government's decision to legalise gay marriage. David Silvester, who defected from the Tories last year in protest at David Cameron's support for same-sex unions, claimed he had warned the Prime Minister that the legislation would result in 'disasters'. The Henley-on-Thames town councillor, 73, said the country had been 'beset by storms' since the passage of the new law on gay marriage because Mr Cameron had acted 'arrogantly against the Gospel'. In a letter to the Henley Standard he wrote: 'The scriptures make it abundantly clear that a Christian nation that abandons its faith and acts contrary to the Gospel (and in naked breach of a coronation oath) will be beset by natural disasters such as storms, disease, pestilence and war.

     

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2541774/UKIP-councillor-says-God-sent-storms-battered-Britain-David-Cameron-allowed-gay-marriage-legalised.html

    Poor old thing. Doesn't he realise that when the scriptures (OT especially) were written down, there was no such thing as a Christian nation? The stuff about not spilling seed (which some scholars say is nothing to do with gay sex) is in the OT and definitely not in defence of a Christian nation, anyway.

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    BBC weather for the week ahead with Alex Deakin

     

    Fog and frost

     

    Some rain midweek

     

    Feeling cold

     

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    New scientific evidence claims a slowdown in the Gulf Stream will mean Britain will get HOTTER, not colder as previously thought

     

    A drastic change in weather caused by a slow down in the Gulf Stream - as predicted in the box office hit, The Day After Tomorrow - could be more science fact than fiction, according to a new report. While temperatures were recently set plunging across the US thanks to a polar vortex, the UK could be headed for warmer, drier weather in time for the summer, say scientists from Reading University. They claim there has been a definite 10 to 15 per cent slowdown in the Gulf Stream, which brings a constant flow of warm water and mild weather to northern Europe - and the change could result in 'big impacts' on the weather system for years to come.

     

    This exact scenario appears in the 2004 sci-fi blockbuster starring Jake Gyllenhall and Dennis Quaid, in which a shutdown of the North Atlantic currents plays havoc with the weather and sends temperatures plunging to a chilly minus 150C. Previous scientific reports have also suggested a slowdown in the Gulf Stream would result in chillier temperatures around Europe and rising temperatures elsewhere. But the latest findings from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science suggest Britain will actually experience drier summers, with a possibility of drought in Europe and Africa as temperatures rise. There may also be fewer Atlantic hurricanes, as the strength of the Gulf Stream declines.

     

    Lead author Dr Jon Robson, told The Sun on Sunday: 'In Britain we could see a return to drier summers, although it could also lead to more droughts in parts of Europe and Africa. 'However, there's quite a bit of uncertainty about how fast changes might happen.' The prediction of drier summers is in direct contrast to Britain's current wet winter, which has caused widespread flooding for thousands across England and Wales.

     

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2542072/New-scientific-evidence-claims-slowdown-Gulf-Stream-mean-Britain-HOTTER-not-colder-previously-thought.html

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  • Location: Downton, Wiltshire
  • Location: Downton, Wiltshire

    You really should put the web link at the top. Just wasted 2 minutes of my life reading what turned out to be a DM article.

    :p

    ...need a shower now.

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

    Scotland weather: Met Office warnings pass 400 mark

     

    More than 400 weather warnings have been issued for Scotland by the Met Office since a new system was brought in less than three years ago. It translates to an average of more than 12 per month since April 2011.

     
    The Met Office said it was "very happy but not complacent" that the system was providing the "best service possible". It said it recognised the risk that the public might start to ignore warnings due to their number but stressed they were only issued when necessary. The system has three levels - yellow "be aware" warnings, amber for "be prepared" and red "take action" alerts.
     
    Most of the warnings issued since 2011 have been at the lowest level, with just three at the top end of the scale. All of the red warnings came within the first year of the system's operation in August and December 2011 and January 2012. The worst month on record was December 2012 which saw 44 weather warnings issued alone. Helen Chivers, from the Met Office, said it believed people appreciated the way the system worked. "We carry out lots of surveys both with the public and the responder community to ensure that it is delivering the best service possible," she said. "All indications are that both the public and the responders find it is an effective and useful service."
     
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    However, the organisation recognised there was a risk people might start to ignore them if they were issued too often. "There is always that possibility but we believe that we only issue warnings when it is necessary," Ms Chivers said. "Also, there is a much smaller number of the most serious levels and our research shows that the public takes these very seriously and takes action upon them.
     
    "One weather event usually results in a number of updated warnings over a period of several days as we get more confident in the detail and severity, so to just look at the literal number is not the full story." She added that it was important to realise a range of factors went into deciding the level of alert issued. "The colour of the warning does not just represent the expected severity of the weather," she explained. "It represents a combination of the likelihood of it occurring and the impacts it may cause. "Obviously the more severe the weather, the more serious the impact but a yellow warning can indicate a very low likelihood of very high impacts as well as a high likelihood of some low level impacts."
     
    Ms Chivers said the Met Office was the only meteorological service currently issuing warnings based on "expected impacts". "It is also worth bearing in mind that the same weather can have very different impacts depending on where or when it occurs," she added. The Met Office carries out an ongoing programme to consult with the public and those in other services to fine tune and improve the service

     

     

     

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-25748797

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    First David Cameron was to blame for the floods now its the EU any more offers?

     

    Storms to bring more flood chaos across the UK

     

    BRITAIN’S flood misery shows no signs of letting up with another week of storms on the way. Torrential downpours and 80mph gales threaten to sweep already devastated regions. Up to two inches of rain is expected in parts amid warnings that the ground is still saturated and river levels are dangerously high. A series of Atlantic low-pressure systems will trigger at least a week of storms with nowhere escaping the deluge, experts say. The Environment Agency has 132 flood alerts and 21 more serious flood warnings in place across the UK. It warned that communities in the South face further misery with river levels along the Thames, Avon, Stour and Severn still high.

     

    A spokesman said: “Communities across southern England will continue to face the risk of flooding as further showers and rain are forecast. “Ongoing river flooding on the Somerset Levels could cause further flooding in the county, groundwater flooding is also possible in Wiltshire. “There also remains a risk of groundwater flooding in parts of Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex, West Berkshire and Surrey.†Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, said Britain faces at least a week of torrential downpours and strong winds.

     

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/454880/Storms-to-bring-more-flood-chaos-across-the-UK

     

    Brits hit by week of killer floods - but we'll get a long hot summer!

     

    RAINSTORMS will batter Britain from tomorrow as temperatures get set to plunge. Today’s calm weather will vanish as already flood-hit areas of the UK go back on red alert. But weather experts have told Brits there is a silver lining as we enjoy longer, hotter summers. Bands of heavy rain will lash the country from Tuesday, swept in from the east by strong coastal winds. The bad weather will continue into Wednesday and Thursday with temperatures plummeting towards the end of the week. Frost and ice descends on Friday, before more rain into the weekend with the north and west battered by gales. It comes as communities still recover from last week’s floods.

     

    Ladbrokes slashed odds to 6-4 on this being the wettest ever January. It is also odds on at 4-5 that 2014 will be the wettest year to date. Spokeswoman Jessica Bridge said: “The odds are falling as quick as the rain and it looks like January’s downpours will enter the record books.†Meanwhile, some experts are blaming flooding on the EU, saying its cash subsidies encourage farmers to fell trees, which leaves nothing to soak up heavy rain. The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy only coughs up its biggest payment if land is free from what it calls “unwanted vegetationâ€, but critics say removing trees means land is saturated quicker. But it is not all doom and gloom as scorching summers will hit us in the next 10 years due to Atlantic climate changes, say experts. Dr Jon Robson, from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, said: “In Britain, we could see a return to drier summers, although it could mean more droughts in parts of Europe and Africa.â€

     

    http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/361402/Brits-hit-by-week-of-killer-floods-but-we-ll-get-a-long-hot-summer

     
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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

     

    Brits hit by week of killer floods - but we'll get a long hot summer!

    HUH?!?

     

    No one is still certain of this weekend yet they see a long hot summer?

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  • Location: Tornado Alley, west London
  • Location: Tornado Alley, west London

     

    First David Cameron was to blame for the floods now its the EU any more offers?

     

    Storms to bring more flood chaos across the UK

     

    BRITAIN’S flood misery shows no signs of letting up with another week of storms on the way. Torrential downpours and 80mph gales threaten to sweep already devastated regions. Up to two inches of rain is expected in parts amid warnings that the ground is still saturated and river levels are dangerously high. A series of Atlantic low-pressure systems will trigger at least a week of storms with nowhere escaping the deluge, experts say. The Environment Agency has 132 flood alerts and 21 more serious flood warnings in place across the UK. It warned that communities in the South face further misery with river levels along the Thames, Avon, Stour and Severn still high.

     

    A spokesman said: “Communities across southern England will continue to face the risk of flooding as further showers and rain are forecast. “Ongoing river flooding on the Somerset Levels could cause further flooding in the county, groundwater flooding is also possible in Wiltshire. “There also remains a risk of groundwater flooding in parts of Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex, West Berkshire and Surrey.†Jonathan Powell, forecaster for Vantage Weather Services, said Britain faces at least a week of torrential downpours and strong winds.

     

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/454880/Storms-to-bring-more-flood-chaos-across-the-UK

     

    Brits hit by week of killer floods - but we'll get a long hot summer!

     

    RAINSTORMS will batter Britain from tomorrow as temperatures get set to plunge. Today’s calm weather will vanish as already flood-hit areas of the UK go back on red alert. But weather experts have told Brits there is a silver lining as we enjoy longer, hotter summers. Bands of heavy rain will lash the country from Tuesday, swept in from the east by strong coastal winds. The bad weather will continue into Wednesday and Thursday with temperatures plummeting towards the end of the week. Frost and ice descends on Friday, before more rain into the weekend with the north and west battered by gales. It comes as communities still recover from last week’s floods.

     

    Ladbrokes slashed odds to 6-4 on this being the wettest ever January. It is also odds on at 4-5 that 2014 will be the wettest year to date. Spokeswoman Jessica Bridge said: “The odds are falling as quick as the rain and it looks like January’s downpours will enter the record books.†Meanwhile, some experts are blaming flooding on the EU, saying its cash subsidies encourage farmers to fell trees, which leaves nothing to soak up heavy rain. The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy only coughs up its biggest payment if land is free from what it calls “unwanted vegetationâ€, but critics say removing trees means land is saturated quicker. But it is not all doom and gloom as scorching summers will hit us in the next 10 years due to Atlantic climate changes, say experts. Dr Jon Robson, from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, said: “In Britain, we could see a return to drier summers, although it could mean more droughts in parts of Europe and Africa.â€

     

    http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/361402/Brits-hit-by-week-of-killer-floods-but-we-ll-get-a-long-hot-summer

     

     

    Yet another example of the headline writer not even bothering to read the text of the article, even though that's fairly nonsensical anyway. 

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  • Location: Evesham, Worcs, Albion
  • Location: Evesham, Worcs, Albion

    HUH?!?

     

    No one is still certain of this weekend yet they see a long hot summer?

    Well the prediction is that within the next few decades, northern Europe could start seeing, on average, drier summers. The rest is the usual Homer Simpson chilli-induced made-up media fantasy.

     

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
    Unchecked global warming 'will double extreme El Niño weather events'
     
    Research shows world's most devastating global weather phenomenon will occur once a decade under current emissions scenario
     
    The world's most devastating global weather phenomenon – the weather events associated with "El Niño" – will double in frequency to once a decade if global warming remains unchecked, according to what scientists believe is a major step forward in the understanding of such events. The last extreme El Niño, in 1997-98, resulted in the hottest year on record, and the accompanying floods, cyclones, droughts and wildfires killed an estimated 23,000 people and caused £21bn-£28bn in damage, particularly to food production. But until now scientists have been unable to agree how climate change will affect the frequency of extreme El Niños.
     
    A study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, concludes that in stark contrast to earlier work, the current rate of carbon emissions would mean twice as many extreme El Niños over the next 100 years, with profound socioeconomic consequences. "This is a highly unexpected consequence of global warming," said Professor Mat Collins of the University of Exeter, part of the research team. "Previously we had thought that El Niño would be unaffected by climate change. Tropical rainfall conditions such as those experienced in extreme El Niños have a dramatic influence on the world […] the impact therefore on mankind is substantial."
     
    Another team member, Professor Eric Guilyardi of the University of Reading, said: "This research is the first comprehensive examination of the issue to produce robust and convincing results about extreme El Niños." El Niños begin with an unusual warming of the sea surface at the tropics of the eastern Pacific and spread to affect many parts of the world. Previous attempts to ascertain the effect of climate change were inconclusive, as different computer climate models produced conflicting results.
     
    By focusing on those models known to best represent the changes in temperature, currents and clouds that occur in the real world, the researchers were able to produce a clear result for the first time. The work showed that climate change is most likely to warm the tropical Pacific waters that drive El Niño more rapidly than surrounding regions, meaning that extreme events would become twice as common. Professor Myles Allen, a climate modelling expert at the University of Oxford who is not involved in the work, said: "It is a very reasonable paper and a very sensible approach. In the past people said models disagreed on changes to El Niño, but a lot of models simulated El Niño very badly." But he added: "I doubt it is the last word on the subject. It would be good to repeat this study with the computer models used for seasonal weather forecasting, which have higher spatial resolution than climate change models."
     
    Allen said much more use should be made of weather forecasting models, which are very well funded and tested: "We'd get very interesting answers to questions like [the effect of warming on El Niño], which involves an interaction between weather and climate." Collins agreed that the findings needed to be tested further. He said: "The climate system is likely to throw up these unexpected consequences of climate change and we are only just learning about them. "This is essentially an 'irreversible' climate change phenomenon, and it would take a dramatic reduction in greenhouse emissions over a number of generations to reduce the impact. It is even more evidence that cutting emissions would be a good idea."
     
    The most recent extreme El Niño events were in 1982-83 and 1997-98, when warm sea surface temperatures in the normally cool and dry eastern Pacific caused a massive reorganisation of global rainfall. "Nations in the western Pacific experienced devastating droughts and wildfires, while catastrophic floods occurred in the eastern equatorial region of Ecuador and northern Peru," said Wenju Cai of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Victoria, Australia, part of the research team.
     
    Previous work showed that the impacts of El Niño events appeared to double the risk of civil wars breaking out.

     

     

     

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/19/unchecked-global-warming-double-el-nino-weather

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
    Paul Hudson's blog from yesterday:
    With last week’s suggested cold spell by computer models (in particular by the usually reliable ECMWF model) failing to materialise, it will now take something exceptionally cold in February for winter as a whole not to end up in the mild category. Based on the Met Office’s modern data set which started in 1910, December was the eighth mildest on record across the UK, and the mildest since 1988.
     
    The warmth also shows up in Central England Temperature (CET) data, with December ranked 33rd in 356 years of data. January is so far even more impressive, currently standing at 17th warmest since 1659 in the CET record as we head into the last third of the month. But before we write off winter completely, it is often forgotten that February is statistically the coldest month of the year, and one of the driest.
     
    Indeed in many eastern areas the second half of February is the driest period of the year. This reminds us that the jet stream, which is normally at its most powerful during the first half of winter, often weakens in February increasing the risk of our weather being influenced by colder air from the north or the east, associated with higher pressure.
     
    It’s impossible...

     

     

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/paulhudson/

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    Winter given the cold shoulder as white snowdrops bloom

     

    WITH swathes of white snowdrops and pink cyclamen carpeting parks and gardens around Britain, you might think spring is already here. The colourful displays, weeks ahead of schedule, are all due to the mild weather. Daffodils are already out at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Dorset, white snowdrops carpet Rococo Gardens at Painswick in Gloucestershire, while the National Trust’s Killerton Gardens in Exeter are delighting visitors with a blaze of pink cyclamen. Even rhubarb has been coaxed out of the ground two months early by the unseasonable temperatures. In Cambridgeshire, the annual snowdrop festival at Anglesey Abbey has had to be brought forward. Spokesman Howard Cooper said: “The mild weather has brought thousands of snowdrops into bloom, and our gardens are set to be transformed into a sea of white.

     

    The absence of an extended cold snap means many varieties are a good two to three weeks ahead of their normal flowering time – some were even in flower prior to Christmas. “We expect this to increase dramatically over the next week, which is why we’ve brought the start of our snowdrop festival forward.†Forecasters say the mercury will fall in the coming week and there will be more wind and rain, but temperatures will still be around average for the time of year. Last night the Met Office warned that parts of Scotland face heavy downpours today, with more than an inch of rain expected in places. In England fog could be a problem in southern and central areas this morning.

     

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/455071/Winter-given-the-cold-shoulder-as-white-snowdrops-bloom

     

    Thats quite a change from all the "big freeze" stories he's (Nathan Rao) kept writing since October

     

    Sunshine lowers blood pressure and slashes risk of heart attacks and strokes

     

    PEOPLE could slash their risk of heart attacks and stroke by enjoying more sunlight, say scientists.  They found regular doses of ultra-violet light – UVA – help reduce blood pressure, a key trigger for both killer diseases. And the benefits of exposure to sunlight ­outweigh the risks of skin cancer, they believe. About a third of British adults have high blood pressure, known as the “silent killer†because there are often no obvious symptoms. Scientists at the universities of Southampton and Edinburgh hope their work on the benefits of sunlight could provide ways of preventing and treating potentially fatal conditions. They found UVA rays alter levels of nitric oxide in the body. This causes blood vessels to dilate and reduces blood pressure.

     

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/health/455081/Sunshine-lowers-blood-pressure-and-slashes-risk-of-heart-attacks-and-strokes

       
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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    The Shard rises above London's pea-souper: Roads are clogged and flights grounded as thick freezing fog shrouds much of Britain

     

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2543104/Thick-freezing-fog-clogs-roads-grounds-flights-pea-souper-shrouds-Britain.html

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  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.
  • Weather Preferences: Heavy disruptive snowfall.
  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.

    Looks like we are living in Beijing !!

     

    Looks like we are living in Beijing !!

     

    Well it has felt like we have been living in South Australia (in the summer) for the last 3 months so at least a bit of variety is creeping in.

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    Well it has felt like we have been living in South Australia (in the summer) for the last 3 months so at least a bit of variety is creeping in.

    Very true. not enjoying this winter atm. really hope we get a decent summer. DRY!!

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  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.
  • Weather Preferences: Heavy disruptive snowfall.
  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.

    Very true. not enjoying this winter atm. really hope we get a decent summer. DRY!!

     

    I would very much take the temps we have now in summer, and its not completely out of the question, given the 11 and 12 summers and how hot it is right now.

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    I would very much take the temps we have now in summer, and its not completely out of the question, given the 11 and 12 summers and how hot it is right now.

     

    Even in those summers temperatures still got above 20c, the UK will never get these sort of temperature what we have now in summer given we have 16 hours plus of day light the temperatures soon creep up

     

    June 2011's high 33.1°C

     

    July 2011's high 27.4°C

     

    August 2011's high 30.3°C

     

    June 2012's high 28.6°C

     

    July 2012's high 30.7°C

     

    August 2012's high 32.4°C

     

    Of course some overnight lows will have got close to or below freezing in highland Scotland at times but its not that uncommon up there

     

    Even in the poorer summers we still get close to or above 30c most years somewhere in the south and further north at times

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    I would very much take the temps we have now in summer, and its not completely out of the question, given the 11 and 12 summers and how hot it is right now.

    i would hate to have these temps in  the summer!! hate it. Need at least 25.C to make it a good 1 in my personal opinion 

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