5th December - Today's News: Storm Hits Northern & Eastern Britain

After a spell of quite quiet weather (and with another such spell looking likely from the weekend) today we actually get some weather.   Tragically, already at least one death as a result though.

Storm brings flood warnings and travel disruption - winds are stronger and more widespread than the St Jude's Day storm in October.

A tidal surge down the North Sea later today could be the worst since 1953 and the continent could be badly hit too as northern Europe braces for powerful winter storm and Dutch cancel flights as storm looms

Meanwhile, in the US winter storm Cleon moves on to deliver one-two punch of heavy snowfall and dangerously icy conditions that will affect millions in the East and Midwest

Saturn's 'hexagonal' megastorm seen by Cassini

And finally climatologists use their super-compters for something useful and discover that Lord of the Rings weather like Leicester, Los Angeles and New South Wales


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