16th April - Today's News: March Shatters Global Temperature Records
Well that was a surprise. Hot on the heels of Thursday's thunder, this morning we had snow in Evesham - for the first time since January 2015. A good hour and a half's worth of big flakes (up to 2") which sadly failed to settle on the wet ground, though Bredon was looking white on the way in to work. Snow stops play on the first day of the cricket season as a dusting covers the north of Britain.
Globally, the impacts of El Nino coupled with underlying AGW continue as March temperature smashes 100-year global record based on NASA and JMA data.
Japan's second massive earthquake in 24 hours kills 18 people, sparks devastating landslides and razes scores of buildings to the ground while Mount Aso volcano erupts following violent earthquake streak in Japan
Tornado kills 4, injures hundreds in Uruguay while Iraq hit by actual tornado after years of bombing by UK Tornado jets (some unfortunate and unnecessary anglophobic comments there, but I guess Putin and co don't like us bombing their Daesh friends .... )