1st May - Today's News: Scottish Wild Land Map Published, May Provide Windfarm Protection
A cool but dry April in Evesham - only just warmer than last year but only just over 50% of normal rain. Thats 4 consecutive months here with below normal rainfall - how long before the drought warnings start? And a splendid May Day with clear skies this morning after a pleasant cool start. Lovely! And the blossom is looking good for the weekend:
And the month begins with some goods news as planning rules reform could see windfarm ban in scenic Scotland - with Moidart amongst the many areas covered in a draft map produced by SNH; Scottish wild land map a first, says heritage agency
After 8 fatalities this winter, UK mountaineering groups working on avalanche messages for next season.
British explorer Philip Goodeve-Docker freezes to death in storm during trek across Arctic - after a 'piteraq' blew the team's tent down
Spring snowstorm hits flood-stricken prarie residents in Canada, with snow also expected in parts of the US. But whilst not common, May snowstorms: not as rare as you might think.
In Perth, WA, cold front set to deliver much-needed rain after hottest April on record
Toba super-volcano catastrophe idea 'dismissed' - looks like it wasn't responsible for a bottleneck in human population after all.