May 2020 confirmed as driest on record

The Met Office has confirmed May was the driest ever on record in England, with just 9.6 millimetres of rain falling across the nation. Meteorologists say the statistics are truly exceptional, but it’s raised questions about what impact those temperatures might have on water supplies. Sky’s Lisa Holland reports. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for … Read more May 2020 confirmed as driest on record

Laura’s Lessons: Practical Tips on How to Measure the Weather during Lockdown | Good Morning Britain

In the UK, Good Morning Britain had this feature showing how to measure the weather during lockdown, as something to do. Laura Tobin showed how to make a rain gauge and other tips to track the weather while at home. Laura’s Lessons: Enter Laura Tobin’s wonderful world of weather and learn how you too can … Read more Laura’s Lessons: Practical Tips on How to Measure the Weather during Lockdown | Good Morning Britain

Flooded communities fearing the worst as Storm Jorge looms | ITV News

Parts of Wales and northern England could receive up to 80 millimetres of rain on Friday as Storm Jorge hits the UK, the Met Office has warned. Communities already hit by floods are bracing for further inundation, with the storm set to bring further heavy rain and wind across the UK over the weekend. Strong … Read more Flooded communities fearing the worst as Storm Jorge looms | ITV News

‘Danger to life’ flood warning in place in Shrewsbury as the UK braces for more flooding chaos

A new severe flood warning – meaning an imminent threat to life – has been issued for the River Severn in Shrewsbury as the Environment Agency warned of ongoing flooding danger across England. Snow is expected to cause problems across northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Monday, and the Met Office has issued more … Read more ‘Danger to life’ flood warning in place in Shrewsbury as the UK braces for more flooding chaos

More than 100 flood warnings as rain continues across Britain | ITV News

Parts of the UK which have already been saturated by heavy rainfall and flooding are braced as forecasters warn of further wet weather. The Environment Agency (EA) said there were 106 flood warnings in place for England on Thursday morning, including six severe warnings indicating lives were in danger in communities near the Welsh border. … Read more More than 100 flood warnings as rain continues across Britain | ITV News

Storm Dennis: cars swept away by flooding in Wales

Cars were swept away by flooding in the town of Hay-on-Wye as Storm Dennis brought heavy rain and winds to the UK on Sunday. Footage posted on social media showed vehicles half-submerged and floating away after a nearby river burst its banks. This morning, the Met Office issued a red warning for rain – the … Read more Storm Dennis: cars swept away by flooding in Wales

Storm Dennis kills two people and floods large parts of Britain

A major incident has been declared in South Wales as record-breaking Storm Dennis sweeps the country. Flood warnings have now reached an all-time record, with a staggering 594 in place across England. Evacuations have taken place across the country as flooding hit homes. Rare, severe red warnings are in place in Worcester, Scotland and Wales, … Read more Storm Dennis kills two people and floods large parts of Britain

Storm Dennis: ‘Danger to life’ declared as UK braces for 70mph winds | ITV News

The Met Office has issued a “danger to life” weather warning as the UK braces itself for Storm Dennis – a second weekend of gusty weather. Storm Dennis is forecast to batter large swathes of the country with 70mph winds and up to 140mm (5.5in) of rain in some areas. Experts have also warned a … Read more Storm Dennis: ‘Danger to life’ declared as UK braces for 70mph winds | ITV News

Storm Ciara continues to cause havoc across UK

Thousands were left without power overnight as Storm Ciara caused disruption across the UK. Trains and flights were cancelled as the country battled 80mph winds and severe rainfall. Delays continued into Monday as train companies tried to resume normal service. Over 200 flood warnings were issued, with the MET Office labelling the storm ‘the worst … Read more Storm Ciara continues to cause havoc across UK

Storm Ciara batters the UK as MET office warns of ‘worst storm of the century’

Storm Ciara threatens to be the worst of the century, the Met Office has said, with heavy rain and winds of more than 90mph. Weather warnings have been issued across the country for Sunday amid very strong gusts and the risk of flooding. Rail companies in England, Scotland and Wales have urged passengers not to … Read more Storm Ciara batters the UK as MET office warns of ‘worst storm of the century’

Climate crisis: Will the UK ever be carbon neutral? – BBC Newsnight

The 10 years to the end of 2019 have been confirmed as the warmest decade on record, so how serious is the UK about becoming carbon neutral? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F Three global agencies – Nasa, Noaa and the UK Met Office – have confirmed that last year was the second warmest in … Read more Climate crisis: Will the UK ever be carbon neutral? – BBC Newsnight

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Iceland: Ash Plume 7km High

The latest status report from the Icelandic Meteorological Office and the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland notes that the current ash plume at Eyjafjallajökull is 7km high and earthquakes are continuing at a depth of 5-13km. There are no signs that the eruption is ending. Ash is predicted to head towards … Read more Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Iceland: Ash Plume 7km High

Volcano in Iceland Sees Flights Cancelled Across Europe

A volcano in Iceland, which has been erupting for a number of days, is now causing disruption to air travel across Europe as a cloud of ash makes flying impossible in and out of many airports. Flights have been cancelled in and out of many airports in North West Europe, including Britain and France, which … Read more Volcano in Iceland Sees Flights Cancelled Across Europe