Showing posts from February, 2018

27th February - Today's News: Record Cold and Snow in Europe

A few small flurries yesterday and already today in Evesham, but just the barest of dustings on the ground.  More expected over the coming days - though whether we see a big covering or not remains to be seen.    Certainly not yet a case that heavy snow causes UK-wide disruption - but it has caused problems in a few places.  

And similar problems in Europe with traffic chaos as icy blast hits Sweden and slippery roads and rail disruptions in Hamburg whilst snow, low temperatures in Bulgaria disrupt traffic, close schools in some districts.  In Switzerland the ‘Beast from the East’ brings record low temperatures, and more pictures as Rome enjoys its first snowfall in six years, as priests and tourists wage snowball war.

26th February - Today's News: Five Dead in US Tornado Outbreak

23rd February - Today's News: Britain Prepares for Cold Weather

Winter is coming ...... Down to -4.6c in myh garden this morning which is the lowest this year, and the lowest February figure since 2012.   Hoping to beat that nicely next week, when we could even see some ice days.  And, just maybe, some snow.   For once the media aren't over-hyping when they say that the Met Office warns of disruptive snow as Siberian freeze hits UK - and it really is coming from Siberia!

Meanwhile, Arctic temperatures soar 45 degrees above normal, flooded by extremely mild air on all sides

At least 3 dead as heavy rain, floods swamp central U.S.

And in Queensland there were six rescues on Sunshine, Fraser Coasts as torrential rain floods state's south-east

22nd February - Today's News: Time for a Category 6 Cyclone?

21st February - Today's News: NZ's "River of Rock"

20th February - Today's News: Ex-Cyclone Gita Hits NZ

17th February - Today's News: Flash Floods in Rio, Cyprus and Baghdad

16th February - Today's News: Cyclone Warnings for Australia and NZ

14th February - Today's News: Queenslanders Swelter Through record Heatwave

13th February - Today's News: Cat 4 Cyclone Gita Devastates Tonga, Heads for Fiji

12th February - Today's News: Cyclone Gita Threatens Tonga

10th February - Today's News: Thousands Flee Argentine Floods

7th February - Today's News: Deadly Taiwan Earthquake Topples Hotel

Currently believed to be four dead, more than 170 missing as damaging Taiwan earthquake topples hotel
 There's travel chaos in France as snow blankets Paris - and we even had a light flurry or two of snow in Evesham yesterday ....  Meawhile in frozen Sweden: Temperatures dip below zero everywhere
And in Japan, 1,400 cars remain stranded after heavy snow
Yesterday, Meteogroup officially took over the BBC weather forecasts, online and on TV.  And for a change, most people seem to be happy!   BBC Weather redesign - viewers hail 'Scotland's return'  whilst Phil Evans in Exeter explains about the BBC and Met Office: an enduring partnership
Sea floor uplift after last ice age causes methane release in the Arctic today
A new study show that there was no volcanic winter in East Africa from ancient Toba eruption  - although ice cores do nontheless still indicate a drastic drop in temps there in the immediate aftermath. 
Did surface life evolve on Mars? Newly published research…

5th February - Today's News: Winter Storm Brings Record Snowfall to Moscow

2nd February - Today's News: Bridge Collapses, Tourists Stranded in Wake of NZ Cyclone

1st February - Today's News: Ex-Cyclone Fehi Batters NZ