Showing posts from December, 2015

30th December - Today's News: Storm Frank Batters British Isles

Eire has been badly hit by Storm Frank: 'It's like a war zone' - women with children rescued from cars as towns devastated throughout the country
600 without power as Northern Ireland is paralysed by fearsome 78mph gales
Storm Frank: Thousands without power as Scotland battered
North Wales hit by Storm Frank as bad weather onslaught continues
And it's not just us affected as 'freak' Iceland weather bomb sets up Arctic for extreme heat
Captured on CCTV,  ancient Yorkshire bridge collapses in the floods in Tadcaster
Meanwhile, floods unleash unprecedented criticism - but the question remains: how much money does it take to stop it raining - which remains the only way of preventing floods like this occurring .....   Next month could see southern England in the line for heavy rain and possibly flooding down here too.
And whilst it is questionable how much it has affected the weather in Britain, around the world El Nino weather: Worries grow over humanitarian impact

29th December - Today's News: At Least 47 Dead in US Christmas Storms

The wine bar with water half way up its windows! The stark images of flood-hit Britons battling to save their property… as 'nightmare' flooding hits York after rivers overflow - all thanks  to record breaking December rainfall - and there is more on the way as Storm Frank threatens more misery.  
What exactly the government are meant to do to stop such rain has yet to be explained by those demanding action ....   Meanwhile, so far as I am aware, not one single person in Britain is literally homeless (living in a makeshift shelter on the streets), a scene all too common however when floods occur elsewhere in the world.
Also, no-one has died in Britain.    In the US there are 47 now dead - including a 7-year-old boy and a mother who was on Facetime with her husband when he watched her get swept away by a tornado meaning that  whilst

26th December - Todays News: Christmas Tornadoes, Floods & Wildfires

24th December - Today's News: 6 Dead in US Tornado Outbreak

23rd December - Today's News: More Flooding Hits Cumbria

22nd December - Today's News: Polar Stratospheric Clouds Photographed over Norway

21st December - Today's News: December High Temperature Records in Europe, NZ

19th December - Today's News: Record Heat in South Australian Heatwave

18th December - Today's News: Mild Forecast Dashes Hopes of a White Christmas

16th December - Today's News: "Strongest Ever" Tornado Strikes Sydney Suburb

15th December - Today's News: Four Dead as Typhoon Melor Hits Philppines

14th December - Today's News: Evacuations in Philippines as Typhoon Melor Approaches

12th December - Today's News: Global Waming Makes the Day Longer

11th December - Today's News: More Flooding in Cumbria

9th December - Today's News: Arabia Freezes Over

8th December - Today's News: UK Rainfall Records Broken by Storm Desmond

7th December - Storm Desmond Creates Britain's Highest Waterfall Amid Major Flooding

5th December - Today's News: Storm Desmond Brings Major Flood Fears

2,000 without power and flights diverted as Storm Desmond, hits Ireland, but with some Highland rivers reported to have reached record levels, flood warnings issued as Storm Desmond brings heavy winds and rain across Scotland.   More rain in northern England too with Cumbria hit by flooding after heavy rain yesterday, before this lastest round.
Blizzardy Buffalo turns balmy, breaks 116-year record for no snow
Heavy snow halts daily life across Turkey
In southern India, power supply restored as Chennai floodwaters recede
Headlines claim Vikings were not spurred to Greenland by warm weather, research shows - but that is a media assumption   The research shows glacial extent was unchanged.   This is not necessarily a proxy for temperature.  

And New Horizons: Sharpest images of Pluto's surface are quite amazing

4th December - Today's News: Britain's Dullest Ever November

2nd December - Today's News: Floods Worsen Again in Southern India

1st December - Today's News: Damage as Storm Gorm (ex Clodagh) Hits Sweden