21st December - Today's News

Happy Solstice!

Still no snow in Evesham, though the surrounding hills are all nicely seasonal and white. And still no clear indications of whether anywhere we see a white Christmas - though latest suggestions are that for most it'll be a cold frosty start and thereafter a dry day, maybe turning milder from the SW later.

But the wintry conditions continue to dominate the weather news in the UK

Britain braced for more snow, but white Christmas 'unlikely'

Manchester airport suspends many flights due to snow

Heavy snow and icy roads bring chaos to Scotland

Snow brings travel and school problems in Wales

Snow snarls air, rail travel across Europe

And you think we have it bad? Try Washington for a whole winter's snow in one day - and as the Americans classify winter as starting on the 21st December (rather than the accepted meteorological definition of 1st December) that means for Philadelphia a winter's worth of snow, before winter. US East coast digs out from record snow.

Meanwhile in Chile, Santiago registers hottest spring temperature on record

Not good news from Copenhagen as forest plan gets ax an UN climate talks

In New Zealand, gales wreck havoc around south

Tornado fears as heavy wind kills three in western Turkey

Philippines volcano eruption likely soon

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