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Hottest Day in History?

Hottest Day in History?

The highest-ever temperature in Britain has been recorded, weather forecasters said.

A temperature of 37.4C (99.3F) was recorded at Heathrow around 1.30pm, the London Weather Centre said.

This breaks the previous record temperature, recorded at Cheltenham in August 1990.

A weather observer at Heathrow took the record temperature reading and telephoned the Met Office.

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Snow to hit Britain this weekend!

Snow to hit Britain this weekend!

After weeks of relentless rain and flooding, some parts of the UK could be facing snow this weekend.

 Snowy England

Leon Brown, meteorologist for The Weather Channel, warns some parts of south England and Wales could see the white stuff by Saturday.

He told Aol Travel: “A wetter period coming up for southern Britain later this week and start to the weekend. Colder too with overnight frost and ice this weekend. There is also read more

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‘Red Alert’ As Storm Set To Bring 100mph Winds

‘Red Alert’ As Storm Set To Bring 100mph Winds

A powerful storm sweeps towards the UK, threatening to damage buildings, bring down trees and cut power.

 Wind Forecast Video: Wind Forecast: 24 Hours From Wednesday 12.00

Wind Forecast: Wind Forecast: 24 Hours From Wednesday 12.00

The Met Office has upgraded its warning of high winds to a red alert as “exceptional” 100mph gusts are forecast to batter some exposed areas of the coast.

Northwest England and north and west Wales are in the firing line for the most ferocious winds, with speeds whipping up through the afternoon and early evening.

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Met Office Warn Of Stormy Weather Across United Kingdom

Met Office Warn Of Stormy Weather Across United Kingdom

The agency say after a quieter day on Monday, another low pressure system will bring rain and gales from the west overnight tonight.

The Met Office map from Wensdat

The Met Office map shows the expected track of the storm tomorrow

The Met Office are warning of new storms across much of the United Kingdom bringing more wind and rain to the South East.

The agency say after a quieter day on Monday, another low pressure system will bring rain and gales from the west overnight tonight. This will also bring snow to the higher ground of northern Britain, read more

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Aurora Borealis in the UK

Aurora Borealis in the UK

Scientists say the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, came as low as the M4 corridor last night – and there will be an even better chance to see them tonight.

The natural light display, which usually takes place in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, may have been seen in the early hours by stargazers in southern Britain.

The northern lights appear as shimmering read more

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Polar Vortex Fallout To Sweep Into UK

Polar Vortex Fallout To Sweep Into UK

The break-up of the big chill in the US will drop more rain onto already swollen rivers and saturated ground.

More heavy rain and wind is on on the way at the end of the week as the fallout from the the blast of freezing polar air battering the US hits the UK.

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More rain is on the way to some parts of Britain in the coming dayas

A weather system forming part of the record-breaking polar vortex that has affected half of America is heading across the Atlantic, warming as it comes.

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16 Dead As Snow Hits Eastern US

16 Dead As Snow Hits Eastern US

At least 16 people have died due to blizzard-like conditions battering the eastern half of the US, leaving nearly two feet of snow.

Around 1,900 flights have been cancelled across the country as howling wind and sub-zero temperatures wreaked chaos.

Governors in New York and New Jersey declared states of emergency and urged residents to stay at home, while hundreds of schools were shut down in Boston and New York.

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Man Dies Driving A Scooter Into The River, Due To Storms

Man Dies Driving A Scooter Into The River, Due To Storms

A man who died when his mobility scooter fell into a swollen river has become the third person to die as a result of the latest bout of storms.

Thames Valley Police were called to Osney Lock, Oxford, at 6.30pm on Saturday after receiving a report that the man had been seen to fall into the River Thames after driving his scooter along a flooded pathway.

Police said the 47-year-old man, from the Oxford area, was pronounced dead at the scene after being recovered from the lock.

It came as forecasters warned gusts of up to 70mph are set to hit western read more

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Met Office To Launch Round The Clock Space Weather Forecasting Service

Met Office To Launch Round The Clock Space Weather Forecasting Service

The UK government is launching a round-the-clock space weather forecasting system in partnership with the Met Office, which will make the country one of a just a handful monitoring the weather between Earth’s atmosphere and the Sun.

The service will be run by the Met Office thanks to a £4.6 million investment by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, and will aim to protect national infrastructure. It equals to approximately one thousandth of the science budget, although it is being drawn from a separate pool of money, said Science Minister David Willetts, speaking at a press conference.

Space forecasts will start in spring 2014, but it will be autumn before the service is operating fully. The money will primarily be spent on the forecast bench, as well as a team of people that will read more

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