New Flood And Storm Warnings For The South As Days Of Heavy Rain Are Set To Cause More Misery... But Its Not Stopping These Surfers Making The Most Of Tidal Surge
Lord Smith of Finsbury has warned that 'difficult choices' would have to be made over what parts of the UK should have protection as hundreds of homes and vast swathes of land remain under water.
Cameron visits Somerset floods
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is visiting Somerset to assess the flood damage, Downing Street says Ref. BBC
Hottest July day recorded in UK
UK reaches hottest July day on record as 36.7C recorded at Heathrow, west London Ref. BBC
In 1890, there was no sunshine for the whole month of December in Westminster in London.
Record UK rainfall in winter 2013-14 caused by tropics, stratosphere and climate warming. New research has revealed the causes of the UK's record rainfall and subsequent flooding during the 2013-14 winter. Using carefully tailored atmosphere/ocean model experiments, the research team found that a combination of unusual tropical conditions, the stratospheric polar vortex, and climate warming were behind the extreme rainfall, which led to severe flooding across many parts of the UK. Source 5z.
Is Arctic warming influencing the UK's extreme weather? Severe snowy weather in winter or extreme rains in summer in the UK might be influenced by warming trends in the Arctic, according to climate scientists in the US and the UK. Source 9q.