Articles Tagged "World Temperatures"
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Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 4:19 PM EDT
The bitter Arctic conditions continuing to hold Europe and North America in a vice-like grip have killed thousands of people so far, with no sign of a let-up, and in the UK at least March is shaping up to be the coldest in 100 years.
It’s now the fifth winter in a row that’s broken cold records, and scientists are beginning to talk about the elephant in the room: are we actually at a tipping point to get colder, rather than warmer?
In New Zealand, there’s been huge media coverage of one hot summer drought as evidence of climate change in action, yet summers for the previous two years were wet and cool and no-one in the media batted an eyelid. Conversely in the northern hemisphere, with each winter apparently worse than the last, media coverage has studiously avoided the obvious – until now.
“Mentioning the lethal “100-year, record-smashing” spring cold and snow spreading across Europe over the past month has for the most part been avoided like the plague by Germany’s mainstream media. The silence over the record cold and frost, which has killed thousands and cost billions, has been ear-ringing,” writes commentator Pierre Gosselin.
Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 3:37 PM EDT
The UK could face biting winds and flurries of snow for another month, as the cold conditions show no signs of relenting in time for the Easter weekend - and are predicted to stick around for much of April.
And the root of the delay in the Spring weather is a jet stream, a high altitude belt of wind, which normally brings milder weather.
The jet stream has been pushed to an unusually southerly location, and is currently flowing around the north of Africa.
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Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 2:59 PM EDT
Two farmers tell Richard their livestock are being killed and crops are failing because of the severe weather CLICK this link for part interview (DURATION: 09:26)
Also: Listen to Richard Bacon debated how the wintry weather is affecting the country's farms, tourism industry, and energy bills, click source and fast forward to 1:09:00 - Note broadcast last 7 days from date of article.
Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 9:11 AM EDT
Temperatures are unlikely to recover to normal averages for the time of year until the latter part of next month, the Met Office has suggested in its 30-day forecast.
Freezing temperatures look set to bring misery to thousands of people for the rest of the week and throughout Easter weekend as the dangerous wintry weather shows no immediate signs of abating.
The Met Office has issued a cold weather alert for much of England, with a 100 per cent probability of severe cold weather and icy conditions until Friday.
Its outlook for Sunday until April 9 predicts cold, dry weather, with a few light snow flurries and widespread frost and icy patches overnight, with temperatures unlikely to return to normal levels for this time of year until the latter part of April.
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Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 6:08 PM EDT
Sir John Beddington, the government's retiring Chief Scientist has been doing the media rounds today, telling anyone who'll listen how "Climate Change" is still a serious problem about which we should all worry greatly.
Has he looked out of the window recently?
Looking out of my window just now, I noticed that the Northamptonshire landscape was completely blanketed in Dr David Viner. Just like it was yesterday. And the day before that, when we rescued two orphaned lambs from the frozen fields. Which isn't something you normally expect in March, is it?
Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 5:40 PM EDT
Huge snow drifts with continued cold and strong winds have led to scores of homes being cut off this weekend in what’s turned out to be the heaviest March snowfall since 1979.
At Bradford Lister Park, an official Met Office station, 20cms of snow (8 inches) was recorded, with much larger drifts.
Over the Pennines, accurately measuring how much snow has fallen has proved to be very difficult because of the strong easterly wind.
In many places drifts have reached more than 10 feet deep.
We have to go back to March 1979 for a comparable snow event.
In Bradford, this weekend’s snow was the deepest since ’79, when 28cms (11 inches) was recorded; that year in Huddersfield it snowed non-stop for 41 hours, with 15 inches of level snow reported.
Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 5:32 PM EDT
Fifty freezing residents were last night finally dug out of their village after being marooned in the snow without food, electricity and heat over the weekend as Britain was blasted by severe weather.
A council highways team attempted to clear a road in Strinesdale near Oldham, Greater Manchester, on Friday, but were met with monster snow drifts. However, they eventually got through last night.
Local Jane Holroyd, 34, said: ‘A lot of us use solid fuel up here, and once we ran out of coal through trying to keep warm we had to use bits and pieces of wood. And we struggled to get enough food.
‘Then the electricity cut out on Saturday afternoon too. It's been terrible. It’s like the Antarctic up here. There's a local fireman who’s been delivering bread and milk to the elderly residents.’
Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 5:09 PM EDT
Farmers fear that thousands of sheep and cattle have died in the snow that has hit in recent days.
Northern Ireland farmer Catherine Crawford said: "There are hundreds of farmers who have sheep buried."
"We are very, very, anxious," said Carolyn Lamb from NFU Scotland, who added that the full toll would not be known until the snow melted.
The NFU said hundreds of animals were lost in England and Wales, with Cumbria and Shropshire worst hit.
Monday, March 25th 2013, 6:57 PM EDT
In Germanyinclines one month to the end, which one would not soon forget. At least in the north and east of the country, he could be in the final assessment of the coldest and snowiest especially since the beginning of the detailed records about 100 years ago. In the Brandenburg village Coschen in the night of Sunday, the thermometer dropped to minus 19 degrees at all - it was the coldest place in Germany. Even though it was milder in the south, the first three weeks were still over Germany so far about three and a half degrees colder than the long-term average of this month, and the few days until its end not change anything essential, especially since the meteorologists until much higher temperatures expected Easter. In calculating the total meteorological winter (December to February), the measurements go from March, a longer even, but were also the three winter months together about half a degree colder than "normal." Dark anyway.
Ornithologists have reported that migratory birds coming from the south turned back. Others, equipped with sharper senses, remained the same for longer than usual in the Mediterranean and moved her brood. The flowering is delayed, and less during the mild days formed earlier this month crocus carpet in the parks disappeared for weeks under 20 cm thick snow cover. The construction industry and other industries fear delays, losses and other cost burdens. The tenant association to Hamburgexpects that after the winter for a 70 square meter apartment in the next heating bill, a supplement of 100 euros will be paid, in public buildings, the taxpayer debited accordingly. Several times had dozens of flights, such as to and from Frankfurt, canceled due to heavy snow, for a March highly unusual.
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Monday, March 25th 2013, 6:40 PM EDT
Britain's freezing weather could continue until mid-April, with no sign of summer in sight and the temperatures set to dip to -3C over the coming days.
The South West may start to get warmer after Easter, but it could take until mid-April for better weather elsewhere, the Met Office said. The news comes as it emerged an office worker was found dead after collapsing in the snow on the way home from a pub - in the second death of its kind within hours.
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