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Two People Die As Storm Batters The Country

Two People Die As Storm Batters The Country

A man and a woman have died as rain and winds of up to 87mph sweep the country disrupting the Christmas getaway and leaving more than 6,000 without power.

A man died in Cumbria after falling into the River Rothay at Ambleside triggering a large rescue search involving the police, RAF, Coastguard, and mountain rescue teams. In a separate incident, a woman died after falling into a river at Gwynedd in North Wales.

A motorist died on Sunday at Bolventor, in Cornwall after a three-car accident during a hail storm.

In Horsham, West Sussex, two children were treated for minor injuries after being hit by branches from read more

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Christmas weather in Britain to be wet and windy

Christmas weather in Britain to be wet and windy

Showers and blustery gales are on the cards for most of the country as Britons sit down to their Christmas dinner next week.

A European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) model shows very low pressure over the UK on December 25.

Forecasters remain cautious but admit the trends suggest a stormy festive holiday.

Sky News weather producer Joanna Robinson said: “Christmas Day is still a long way off meteorologically speaking, read more

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UK Weather: Britain is hit by worst floods in 60 years

UK Weather: Britain is hit by worst floods in 60 years

A powerful Atlantic storm has killed two people, caused travel chaos and threatened the east coast of England with the worst flooding seen in 60 years.

Emergency services launched rescue operations as hurricane-force winds moved south from Scotland, some of which topped 142mph in mountainous areas of Aberdeenshire and Inverness-shire.

One man was killed when he was struck by a falling tree in a park in Retford, Nottinghamshire, and a lorry driver died when the HGV he was driving was blown on top of two cars on the A801 near Bathgate, read more

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Weather: End Of Freezing Spell Finally In Sight

Weather: End Of Freezing Spell Finally In Sight

  • Posted: Apr 03, 2013
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As figures show that March was the second coldest on record, spring could be just around the corner.

The cold weather could finally be about to end after the second coldest March since records began in 1910.

On average, March 2013 was 2.2C (36F) – just 0.3C above the 1.9C (35F) seen in March 1962, according to the Met Office.

Last month was even colder than either December, January or February.

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Spring Nowhere In Sight!

Spring Nowhere In Sight!

  • Posted: Mar 23, 2013
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Expect travel misery in the north as snow and blizzards hit, while other parts of the UK are warned of disruption to come.

Snow has covered the north of the UK overnight as persistently cold weather keeps an unusual grip on March.

Spring seems to hide away from us. It is expected to continue to be cold for the next couple of days the whole country should be braced for further snow storms and cold wet weather throughout the read more

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Weather Britain Set For Hottest Day Of 2012

Weather Britain Set For Hottest Day Of 2012

Today is likely to be the hottest day this year, but it will be getting cooler and the outlook for the Olympics is far from ideal.

Britons are expected to soak up the hottest weather of the year so far today – but forecasters are warning that the drifting ‘jet stream’ will bring cooler conditions next week.

The mercury may reach as high as 30C (86F) in London, with temperatures in the high 20s in other parts of the country.

That will beat the previous high of 29.3C (84.7F) set read more

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Avalanche: Two More British Victims Named

Avalanche: Two More British Victims Named

 The Foreign Office names two more Britons who died in an avalanche as survivors talk of the tragedy ahead of a memorial service.

Two more Britons killed in an avalanche in the French Alps have been named by the Foreign Office.

John Taylor and Steve Barber were from the village of Upper Poppleton, York, and were raising money for nearby St Leonard’s Hospice in exchange to  reach the summit of Mont Blanc.
Stephen Barber and John Taylor

UK Victims Of Avalanche Are Named

“We are devastated to hear of Steve’s death and the deaths of John Taylor and Roger Payne, as well as the other victims. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends read more

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