Articles Tagged "World Temperatures"
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Saturday, March 16th 2013, 6:30 PM EDT
Tanks have been deployed to reach snowbound motorists in Hungary as cold weather causes transport chaos across eastern Europe.
T-72 battle tanks trundled along icy roads, while thousands of people waited in cars on the M1 motorway from Budapest to Vienna.
Many had been stuck on the road since Thursday evening.
Thursday, March 14th 2013, 12:44 PM EDT
Arctic ice area is at a ten year high for the date, and has blown away the previous record for ice growth by more than half a million km^2.
Thursday, March 14th 2013, 11:03 AM EDT
Britain was still feeling the unseasonably cold weather today after temperatures plummeted overnight to -8C.
The freezing conditions led to a heavy frost developing across much of the UK, affecting gardens and car windscreens.
The Met Office said temperatures dropped during the night to -8C in large parts of the UK and warned that nowhere should be surprised if it snows this weekend.
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Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 7:31 PM EDT
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Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 7:28 PM EDT
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Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 12:21 PM EDT
It was autumn 2009 when I first started writing my BBC Weather and Climate blog.
My initial articles created huge interest around the world. They aimed to highlight the fact that global temperatures had levelled off at elevated levels, despite ever rising levels of greenhouse gases, a situation which remains unchanged nearly four years later.
At the time there seemed to be a reluctance to acknowledge such a levelling off in global temperatures, although this is no longer the case.
But Dr Kevin E Trenberth of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) was one climate scientist at the time who did acknowledge this apparent lack of warming in surface temperature observations.
It’s now described as the issue of ‘missing energy’ – namely with rising levels of greenhouse gases, where has the expected extra global warmth, which basic physical laws predict, gone?
It is, for obvious reasons, a subject of great interest to readers of this blog, and I thought a recent article I read would be of interest.
Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 11:11 AM EDT
BRITAIN’S relentless big freeze has sparked fears of the highest winter death rate for five years.
The brutal Arctic blast has seen temperatures plummet to -13C (9F) amid what could be the coldest March for almost three decades.
Pensioner groups warned the death rate among Britain’s elderly has already soared this winter with fears it could hit 30,000 - 6,000 more than last year.
The National Federation of Occupational Pensioners (NFOP) said deaths among its members had more than quadrupled since the end of last year.
Chief executive Malcolm Booth said this could escalate to “horrendous figures” if the extreme cold continues.
He said almost 500 NFOP members died last month compared to just 102 in December, and double the January figure.
He said: “We have seen the death rate in the past month alone quadruple since December last year and if the cold weather continues we could be looking at horrendous figures
“At the rate we are going, and if this extreme cold continues we could be looking at 30,000 or more.
Source Link: express.co.uk
Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 8:11 PM EDT
Europe is in the grip of icy Siberian cold, with snowstorms and freezing temperatures over much of the continent : as we write, for example, it's snowing at -4 ° C in Paris and at the same temperature is recorded in Berlin, Warsaw and Stockholm, while in Dublin there are 0 ° C. In the next few hours these cold air masses coming exceed the Pyrenees to Spain and from there into northern Africa and the western Mediterranean, where it will reach Italy on Thursday 14 March, so now a few hours, accompanied by furious winds of wind that will cause a new storm between Sardinia and Sicily, with gusts of more than 120km / h.
The coldest days will be Friday 15 and Saturday 16, with very low temperatures throughout Italy, especially in the Adriatic Regions. Bad weather in the south where imperverserà Friday we also abundant snowfall up at low altitude, especially between Calabria and Sicily, where rainfall will be abundant. Friday, then there will be an improvement in the weather, but in the meantime we will have strong rain, even in the next hours, between Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14, with thunderstorms in all regions Tyrrhenian light rain in the South and also in the north / east. About Italy will pass a profound disturbance Mediterranean with a minimum pressure of 980hPa almost, around which trigger strong cyclonic winds and determine the three days of severe weather, the first of what will be a weekend typically marzolino the climate is very variable, so that Saturday we will have a cold but sunny over most of Italy, with large sunny spells but still twenty theses wind and freezing temperatures, and then on a Sunday in the name of the sirocco.
Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 7:55 PM EDT
Travellers face chaos across northern Europe as snow has blocked motorways and airports.
Flights between Paris and Frankfurt were cancelled and the Eurostar train service between London, Paris and Brussels has been suspended because of the weather.
There were huge traffic jams across Belgium and northern France. Some towns in the north of France were cut off by more than 50cm of snow, and there have been many reports of electricity cuts.
In the south of the UK, roads were blocked by snow and hundreds of drivers were trapped in their cars.
A group of 120 German school children had to be given emergency accommodation in Hastings Town Hall when they became stranded by the weather conditions.
In Germany the snow caused chaos on the roads, and Frankfurt airport had to be closed with hundreds of flights cancelled.
Source Link: euronews.com
Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 7:53 PM EDT
GENEVA—The El Niño and La Niña climate patterns are unlikely to make an appearance during the first half of this year, the UN’s weather agency said Monday.
“Model forecasts and expert opinion suggests that the likelihood of El Niño or La Niña conditions developing during the first half of 2013 is low,” the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in a statement.
During the past 10 months, indicators in the tropical Pacific, including ocean temperatures, sea level pressure and cloudiness, “have generally been at neutral levels, indicating that neither El Niño nor La Ninña conditions have been present,” it added.
The phenomena are significant factors in the fluctuations of the world climate.
El Niño occurs every two to seven years, when the trade winds that circulate surface water in the tropical Pacific start to weaken.
A mass of warm water builds in the western Pacific and eventually rides over to the eastern side of the ocean.