23rd November - Today's News: Autumn Floods Hit Britain and Ireland

Emergency services rescue more than 70 from floods overnight as Britain is battered by heavy rain, 8 inches of snow and 70mph wind - but such weather is not unusual this time of year.  Meanwhile, in Eire, the army mobilised as Laois flood cleanup gets underway

Here we just had a bright, breezy, day with a few spots of rain in the evening ....   We've only had around 425mm so far this year, against an annual average - in one of the driest parts of Britain - of just over 600mm. 

And next time the schools shut because there's a forecast of a slight dusting of snow, or risk or icey pavements, take a look at this: Going home from school, Siberian-style, in violent storm force Arctic winds


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