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30th November - Today's News: Alabama Tornado Kills 3

29th November - Today's News: Wildfires in US South

28th November - Today's News: Snows Falls in Saudi Desert

26th November - Today's News: "Unprecedented" Snowfall in Almaty

25th November - Today's News: Deaths as Hurricane Otto Hits Central America

24th November - Today's News: First November Snow in Tokyo for 54 Years

23rd November - Today's News: Hurricane Otto Forms in Southern Caribbean

22nd November - Today's News: Floods Hit England & Wales

A wet day yesterday with nearly an inch in Evesham but a lot more elsewhere with weather chaos: Homes flooded, roads closed and ferry stuck in Wales, Greater Manchester faces disruption during heavy rain and floods and a woman in life-threatening condition pulled from the sea as Environment Agency issues 44 flood warnings across battered Britain.

Yesterday also saw temperatures reach six-year low for November as north-east plummets to -12C (actually -12.1c in Braemar) whilst on Sunday a stunning image of a rare fog bow is captured by a photographer over the snow-covered Scottish moors
So, there's no global warming in Siberia, Donald Trump?  Temperatures  in Verkhoyansk in the Arctic Circle reached 19.2c on the 18th - the average is around 0c.   That said, western Siberia and the Urals have been cold.  Which just goes to show you should never use individual extremes as evidence of anything.
U.S. record heat poised to outpace record cold by factor of 15 late this century but for no…

21st November - Today's News: Storm Angus and Heavy Rain Batter Southern Britain

A wet morning as Britain braces for day two of storm chaos after the first named storm of the season brought heavy rain and gales to the south coast on Sunday as a cargo ship hits barge in Storm Angus.   It's also been pretty chilly with Balmoral remaining below freezing all day yesterday as many parts of Wales wake up to snow as numerous flooding problems also hit the country
But as Storm Angus sweeps Britain, skiers celebrate Alps snow perfection
Winter storm causes 340 crashes as it sweeps through Minnesota leaving at least one person dead
And in Kazakhstan: Capital Astana paralysed by cold weather as the temperature drops to -32c

18th November - Today's News: Squalls and Snow Hit Parts of Britain

Rather surprised this morning to read that thundersnow strikes! Chaos on the roads as Britain wakes up to a wintry blanket.  There is, of course, nothing here, nor anything expected for some time yet!  Meanwhile a squally cold front crossed yesterday producing quite a bit of damage with roofs ripped off as storms hit parts of mid and west Wales whilst a mini tornado strikes JCB headquarters in Staffordshire and winds of up to 84mph and 'tornadoes' cause chaos in Shropshire.   It was alleged that another tornado spotted as strong winds batter Coventry - but the video - of a funnel cloud - does not appear to have been taken yesterday (note lack of low levels winds and rather green, leafy trees!)  It's likely in most cases at least that the damage was caused by straight line winds.
The US Lower 48 has basked in exceptional November warmth, but hints of a radical shift
In Colorado it's been Denver's first snow in 201 days - not far off a record snow-free period
The Nor…

17th November - Today's News: Stormy Weather Hits NZ Quake Zone

16th November - Today's News: Impacts of Climate Change in the Arctic

15th November - Today's News: Floods Hit New Zealand as Quake Recovery Continues

14th November - Today's News: Mag 7.8 Earthquake Strikes New Zealand

12th November - Today's News: Severe Storms Hit Southeastern Australia

11th November - Today's News: Unusual Warmth Persists Across North America

10th November - Today's News: Record November Snow in Stockholm

9th November - Today's News: WMO Confirm 2011-5 the Warmest 5-Year Period on Record

The global climate 2011-2015: Hottest five-year period on record
Theresa May puts 1,200 soldiers on standby to tackle winter floods - despite nearly an inch of rain overnight, the most in a 24 hour period since June, it's been a dry autumn here and there no signs of any significant storms on the horizon.   But my feeling is we may see the Atlantic properly awaken in the new year, with a better chance of snow and decent cold weather before, rather than after, Christmas .... (bit like 2010/11 in terms of pattern, though certainly not nearly so cold)
Svalbard escapes winter rainstorm unharmed
Flooding sends Albania into chaos
Heavy snowfall comes early to Japan
Patagonian fossil leaves reveal rapid recovery from dinosaur extinction event, relatively speaking
And could we survive a nuclear winter?  Yes.  Though winters would be quite a bit cooler ....

8th November - Today's News: Predicted Heavy Rain Forces Evacuations in Svalbard

Svalbard residents evacuated ahead of 'extreme' storm due to unusually high amounts of rain being predicted and fears of flooding and landslides. 
Down to -2.9c in my garden this morning. the lowest November temperature I have recorded since 2010.  Pershore (Throckmorton) dropped to -5c with snow on the way for Scotland and northern England overnight.  But it wont last.
In Pics: Snow falls thick and fast in southern Germany and prepare to be hit by 'snow cannons', Sweden warned - they mean 'lake effect' snow.  Any excuse to show a girl in a bikini .....  !
Study reveals huge acceleration in erosion of England's white cliffs
Brisbane and south-east Queensland battered by hailstones in huge storm
Haiti floods kill at least 10 people after heavy rain
Middle East dust storm not caused by conflict, study finds  .... it was climate change
Wind farms could be killing 80,000 bats a year, new study finds
A successful calculation of human and natural influence on cloud fo…

7th November - Today's News: Italian Tornado Kills Two

5th November - Today's News: First Blizzards of Winter Hit Scottish Hills

4th November - Today's News: Natural "Snowballs" Found on Arctic Beach

Anyone for a snowball fight? Nature produces it's very own array of snowballs on an Arctic Siberian beach
Siberia is being clobbered with snow already, and that could mean a harsher U.S. winter ahead
The Met Office explain whether Britain will see a cold start to winter?
Storms bring flooding to Mexico And your carbon footprint destroys 30 square metres of Arctic sea ice a year- but as I don't drive, use much heating, or fly,  mine is somewhat less ....

2nd November - Today's News: Record Autumn Heat in Parts of US

1st November - Today's News: Record October Cold in Northern China

With 22.2c at Trawgoed in Wales, yesterday was the warmest day of the month.   Though the same date in 2014 was even warmer ....   All change from midweek though with snow expected on the Scottish hills.
Last month was Hong Kong’s warmest October on record however the end of the month also saw a  cold snap chills northern China, with some areas experiencing lowest October temperatures on record. Interesting to note that the State central heating doesn't go on in Beijing until mid Novembver, unless they have 5 consecutive days with a maximum below 5c
Rare tropical storm forms in Mediterranean Sea over the weekend (the same storm that hot Malta on Saturday)
And research into extreme weather effects may explain recent butterfly decline