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A Global Perspective on the Recent Storms and Floods in the UK

Our United Kingdom Met Office shows us a Global Perspective on the Recent Storms and Floods that have been battering parts of our islands. ‘As yet, there is no definitive answer on the possible contribution of climate change to the … Continue reading

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Wild weather and a rubbish response

Yesterday our British Met Office announced an incredibly wet January in parts of Southern England. Before the month was over, ‘the southeast and central southern England region has already had its wettest January in records going back to 1910.’ The … Continue reading

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UK Weather: How stormy has it been and why?

Originally posted on Official blog of the Met Office news team:
Since the start of December the UK has seen a prolonged period of particularly unsettled weather, with a series of storms tracking in off the Atlantic bringing strong winds…

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Wind and rainfall data 29 to 30 December 2013

Originally posted on Official blog of the Met Office news team:
As forecast gales and heavy rain are again affecting the UK. Below you can see the highest gusts of wind and rainfal totals recorded at Met Office observing sites…

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Helping to Secure Crop Yields Globally with Land Drainage

argylesock says… Times are hard for farmers as our climates change.

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A harvest ‘many would want to forget’

Over the last few days, yet another bout of heavy rain has hit parts of the British Isles. The mainstream news told us about flooded roads, homes and businesses. If you’re a farmer or a grower, you’re used to coping … Continue reading

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The year that was and the years that will be

Today many people in the rich world will tear single-use wrapping paper and plastic from unwanted gifts. They’ll look at plates of unwanted food. Most of this stuff will go to landfill. If you enjoy the magic of a perfect … Continue reading

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Floods, pumps and ditches

Now that we’re no longer hoping for a summer here in Britain, we hoped that the flooding was over. But no. The UK is on flood alert and people have died in Somerset and Devon. If you can bear to … Continue reading

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Crop of the month: Potato

The Moon was full last night so let’s celebrate harvest. You can see other posts in this series by following my ‘harvest’ tag. This month, instead of the start of a crop’s harvest, I’ll write about one that’s recently ended. … Continue reading

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Bees lose productivity in cool, wet weather

Here in Britain this year, cool wet weather is taking its toll on bees. There’s a honey shortage in the shops because the bees aren’t flying. If they did, they wouldn’t find the usual amounts of nectar. My fellow blogger … Continue reading

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