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Hottest Day in History

Hottest Day in History

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

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

Provisional figures for the whole year reveal that it was the hottest for the UK in records dating back to 1910. read more

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Aurora Borealis in the UK

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. read more

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Polar Vortex Fallout To Sweep Into UK

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 read more

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16 Dead As Snow Hits Eastern US

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. read more

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Man Dies Driving A Scooter Into The River

Man Dies Driving A Scooter Into The River

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. read more

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Met Office To Launch Round The Clock Space Weather Forecasting

Met Office To Launch Round The Clock Space Weather Forecasting

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 collaborate with academia to make sure the latest research and knowledge is being properly relayed to the forecasters. Phil Evans from the Met Office claims the system will be cost effective as it will rely on pre-existing infrastructure, including the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter, which will take us closer to the sun than we’ve ever been before. read more

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