Showing posts from 2018

22nd March - Today's News: Extreme Weather in Europe Becoming More Frequent?

21st March - Today's News: 4th Nor'Easter in a Month Brings More Snow to Eastern US

19th March - Today's News: Residents Flee to Beach as Wildfire Devastates Australian Coastal Town

17th March - Today's News: Scientists Discover What Steve Is

16th March - Today's News: Heavy Rains Flood Nairobi

15th March - Today's News: Exceptional Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover This Winter

13th March - Today's News: Italian Tornado Injures Eight

12th March - Today's News: Lightning Kills 16 Rwandan Church-goers

10th March - Today's News: Floods Hit North Queensland

8th March - Today's News: Nor'easter Blasts New England

7th March - Today's News: Warmest Recorded Arctic Winter

5th March - Today's News: Snowstorms Across Britain

1st March - Today's News: Widespread Snowstorms Across Britain

27th February - Today's News: Record Cold and Snow in Europe

A few small flurries yesterday and already today in Evesham, but just the barest of dustings on the ground.  More expected over the coming days - though whether we see a big covering or not remains to be seen.    Certainly not yet a case that heavy snow causes UK-wide disruption - but it has caused problems in a few places.  

And similar problems in Europe with traffic chaos as icy blast hits Sweden and slippery roads and rail disruptions in Hamburg whilst snow, low temperatures in Bulgaria disrupt traffic, close schools in some districts.  In Switzerland the ‘Beast from the East’ brings record low temperatures, and more pictures as Rome enjoys its first snowfall in six years, as priests and tourists wage snowball war.

26th February - Today's News: Five Dead in US Tornado Outbreak

23rd February - Today's News: Britain Prepares for Cold Weather

Winter is coming ...... Down to -4.6c in myh garden this morning which is the lowest this year, and the lowest February figure since 2012.   Hoping to beat that nicely next week, when we could even see some ice days.  And, just maybe, some snow.   For once the media aren't over-hyping when they say that the Met Office warns of disruptive snow as Siberian freeze hits UK - and it really is coming from Siberia!

Meanwhile, Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides

At least 3 dead as heavy rain, floods swamp central U.S.

And in Queensland there were six rescues on Sunshine, Fraser Coasts as torrential rain floods state's south-east

22nd February - Today's News: Time for a Category 6 Cyclone?

21st February - Today's News: NZ's "River of Rock"

20th February - Today's News: Ex-Cyclone Gita Hits NZ

17th February - Today's News: Flash Floods in Rio, Cyprus and Baghdad

16th February - Today's News: Cyclone Warnings for Australia and NZ

14th February - Today's News: Queenslanders Swelter Through record Heatwave

13th February - Today's News: Cat 4 Cyclone Gita Devastates Tonga, Heads for Fiji

12th February - Today's News: Cyclone Gita Threatens Tonga

10th February - Today's News: Thousands Flee Argentine Floods

7th February - Today's News: Deadly Taiwan Earthquake Topples Hotel

Currently believed to be four dead, more than 170 missing as damaging Taiwan earthquake topples hotel
 There's travel chaos in France as snow blankets Paris - and we even had a light flurry or two of snow in Evesham yesterday ....  Meawhile in frozen Sweden: Temperatures dip below zero everywhere
And in Japan, 1,400 cars remain stranded after heavy snow
Yesterday, Meteogroup officially took over the BBC weather forecasts, online and on TV.  And for a change, most people seem to be happy!   BBC Weather redesign - viewers hail 'Scotland's return'  whilst Phil Evans in Exeter explains about the BBC and Met Office: an enduring partnership
Sea floor uplift after last ice age causes methane release in the Arctic today
A new study show that there was no volcanic winter in East Africa from ancient Toba eruption  - although ice cores do nontheless still indicate a drastic drop in temps there in the immediate aftermath. 
Did surface life evolve on Mars? Newly published research…

5th February - Today's News: Winter Storm Brings Record Snowfall to Moscow

2nd February - Today's News: Bridge Collapses, Tourists Stranded in Wake of NZ Cyclone

1st February - Today's News: Ex-Cyclone Fehi Batters NZ

31st January - Today's News: Snow and Floods in Australia

In Western Australia, Broome lost in the flood of a tropical superstorm whilst snow follows summer heat as Tasmanian weather lives up to reputation for extremes
And NZ's heatwave breaks with fires and flooding as storm hits parched South Island
An 'unusually large' cyclone churns through the Antarctic sea ice impacting further on record-low sea ice levels 
Record warm January temperatures logged in Russian Arctic
UK regional weather forecasts could be improved using jet stream data
How to reduce heat extremes by 2-3 degrees Celsius by painting infratsructure and changing farming methods
And one for the chemtrail nutters to freak out over as NASA reveals a photo showing how even ship emissions leave tracks in the clouds.  Unlike contrails, ship trails may have a slight overall cooling effect.

30th January - Today's News: More Records in NZ Heatwave

29th January - Today's News: Snow Covers Middle East

27th January - Today's News: Paris Floods; Cape Town Runs Dry

25th January - Today's News: Floods in France

23rd January - Today's News: Landslide Derails Train Near Essan

This happened early yesterday morning, though I didn't pick it up till later in the day: Landslide forces train to derail as Britain is hit by floods after weekend snow thaw.  Location is about 3/4 mile east of Essan, by the Muidhe.
Unfortunately, at the moment, all weather has been cancelled because Met Office unable to update forecasts because of fire at £97m supercomputer building in Devon
More breaking news: Alaska earthquake prompts tsunami alert
Skier killed and at least 16 injured after massive volcanic eruption consumes Japanese mountain resort whilst there have been thousands stranded, scores injured in snowbound Tokyo after the city saw it's heaviest snowfall in 4 years
Extreme drought grips parts of South Africa
And another reason never to start; climate engineering, once started, would have severe impacts if stopped

22nd January - Today's News: Floods and Landslides Hit Devon

19th January - Today's News: Naming Controversy in Wake of Deadly European Storm

Storm name controversy in the wake of Fionn/not-Fionn/no-name/David/Friederike .....  Liam Dutton explains why I criticised Met Eireann for naming Storm Fionn whilst the Met Office criticised for not naming storm which battered Britain.  So should the Met Office have named last night’s storm? Yes and no.  Yes, it should under the current policy, but it's a policy I am not alone in thinking should be dropped - not least because of the way it's deliberately misused by the media to cause confusion, concern and to generate sales ....  And the rest of Europe needs to get it's act together too and agree that if a storm IS named, it's only named once!
Whatever its name, storm kills at least seven as it rips roofs from buildings and flips trucks in Europe with all long-distance trains cancelled across Germany until further notice due to hurricane as a video shows pedestrians get blown away in shocking footage as 140kph gusts batter Netherlands.   This morning, Germany in huge…

18th January - Today's News: Storm David/Friederike Hits Britain & NW Europe

Overnight and this morning more travel disruption as high winds and snow hit UK  - but it wasn't Storm Fionn, as some media still claim.  That affected Ireland on Tuesday night.   Whilst unnamed by the MetO, last night's storm - which seemed worse in Evesham than Storm Eleanor - has been dubbed David by the French.  And Friederike by the Germans ....  Meanwhile, as the storm moves into Europe, 'code red' storm halts Dutch trains and flights whilst trains cancelled in western Germany until further notice due to storm
In the US there have been at least 12 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South
Sydney set to bake in 43 degree temperatures again during five-day heatwave as people are warned to stay indoors
Iranians pray for rain amid water crisis 
And the U.S. sets record of 246 straight days without a tornado death

17th January - Today's News: Record Winter Heatwave Makes Alaska Hotter Than Florida

Tropical heat wave sends temperatures to record levels in Alaska - where it was even (briefly) warmer than Florida ....   And across the Arctic weather anomalies accelerate the melting of sea ice
Moscow only got six minutes of sunshine in December - its gloomiest month on record
Heavy snow in places yesterday, especially the Borders, saw hundreds of stranded drivers spend a freezing night in their cars - and where's Sir Andy Flurry? Keeping track of Scotland's gritters
Meanwhile the media have been completely flummoxed after thinking windy weather tonight would be named Storm Fionn - only for Met Eireann to designate the name to winds on their west coast last night. Storm Fionn aftermath: Thousands of people without power, snow and strong winds forecast. As yet, no name allocated for tonight and winds don't now look likely to be strong enough to warrant one. ....  However, forecasters issue new warning of persistent heavy snow for parts of Scotland and NW England.   Just r…

16th January - Today's News: Ex-Joyce Brings 4 Months Rain in 1 Day to Perth

15th January - Today's News: California Mudslide Toll Rises

13th January - Today's News: Black Snow Falls in Kazakhstan

11th January - Today's News: California Mudslide Kill at Least 17