10th June - Today's News: More Flash Flood Rescues
Wednesday saw three children rescued from London flash floods as weather paints mixed pictures across the UK whilst in the West Midlands roads swamped, cars abandoned and shops evacuated in floods - it remained dry in Evesham, but at 26.5c (26.3c Pershore) was the warmest day so far this year.
And was there freak weather at Tan Hill as pub goers are hit with snow and hail...in June!? Er, not really. It was only hail, and the biggest hailstorms usually occur during summer thunderstorms ....
Hydro Tasmania asked to explain cloud seeding in catchment day before flooding - but despite their success claims, I doubt it made any big difference and the floods would have occurred much the same regardless. Especially since the rain fell over a much wider area that that which was seeded.
A week late, the Indian monsoon has arrived on the mainland
Greenland's 2015 melt records consistent with 'Arctic amplification' as the jet stream weakens and moves north
And an answer to the problem of carbon emissions? Experiment 'turns waste CO2 to stone'