UK weather: Temperatures to plummet to -6C as Britain braces for more wintry weather

“A wetter and windier day round there and we could see some strong, possibly gale-force winds around Scotland,” Mr Partridge said. More unsettled weather is set to hit most of Britain from Monday to Wednesday, with widespread rain and wind... Read more

Saharan dust cloud shrouds Europe in orange glow

Saharan dust has swept across southern England as residents awoke to orange skies on Wednesday. Sand whipped up by winds in the desert has been blown over Europe, reaching as far north as the southern part of the UK, lending... Read more

Today’s snowflakes couldn’t cope with the Big Freeze of 1963

Parents at a Merseyside school were admonished this week for keeping their children at home after the half-term holiday because… it was windy. “I have to say I find this staggering, not least because most live in very close proximity... Read more

Storm Franklin: UK to be hit by 80mph winds as weather warning issued

Franklin is due to hit Northern Ireland later on Sunday, and the Met Office has issued an amber wind warning.  The forecaster said the low-pressure system will bring winds of up to 80mph in coastal areas and between 60-70mph inland,... Read more

One million hit by power cuts – and Storm Eunice chaos could go on into next week

More than a million homes were left without power after Storm Eunice brought chaos to roads and rail and damaged homes and landmarks across Britain. On Friday night, there were fears that the disruption brought by the record-breaking storm could... Read more

Storm Eunice: One million hit by power cuts – and chaos could go on into next week

A tower at a power station in Kent collapsed, and the Hinkley Point B nuclear power station was partly shut down after the weather led to electrical problems in the unit connecting it to the power grid. The Met Office... Read more

Storm Eunice travel chaos: Rail industry issues blanket ‘do not travel’ warning

In Wales, all train services have been cancelled for the entire day.  Seven train operators have suspended all services, according to National Rail Enquiries. They are: c2c, Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway, Greater Anglia, South Western Railway, Southeastern and Transport... Read more

‘Stay indoors’ alert as 100mph gusts from Storm Eunice set to cause chaos

Train services in Scotland will remain suspended on Thursday morning so that safety checks can be carried out on the lines, ScotRail said. In a statement posted on Wednesday evening, ScotRail said: “Storm Dudley is now well under way. It... Read more

Storm Eunice: ‘Stay indoors’ alert as 100mph gusts set to cause chaos

Train services in Scotland will remain suspended on Thursday morning so that safety checks can be carried out on the lines, ScotRail said. In a statement posted on Wednesday evening, ScotRail said: “Storm Dudley is now well under way. It... Read more

UK weather: Storm Dudley could bring 90mph gusts and heavy rain

The low-pressure system will strike the UK on Tuesday 15 February and the highest winds are due to whip across the country in the middle of the week. Forecasters have predicted gusts of up to 90mph in Scotland, and 70mph... Read more

Storm Malik: UK issues danger to life warning as Danish storm expected to batter Britain with 80mph winds

A storm is set to blow in across the north of the UK and Shetland Islands, bringing with it 80mph winds and a danger to life warning. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for wind for parts of... Read more

How to drive your car safely in snow and ice this winter

In a manual car, move away slowly by slipping the clutch as gently as you can, keeping the engine revs low, and ensure you change gear early as you accelerate and late as you decelerate, again so that you keep... Read more

It’s the warmest New Year’s Day on record

Today is the warmest New Year’s Day on record after the mercury hit 16.2C (61.1F) in London.  That made the capital one degree warmer than Death Valley in California, famously known as the hottest place in the world, and more... Read more

How to stay safe when driving through flood water in the UK

Yet more persistent and prolonged rainfall has led to widespread localised flooding in many areas, while standing water after heavy downpours on already sodden ground is also a major hazard to drivers – and one that should not be underestimated.  We... Read more

Power outages blamed for death in village pummelled by Storm Arwen

Could be ‘very long time’ before electricity is fully restored Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng described the storm as unlike any other, and promised to do everything possible to restore power to homes affected before Christmas. In Parliament, Conservative Richard Holden... Read more

How to de-ice your car windscreen in frosty weather this winter

How to de-ice a car The only things you should ever use to de-ice your car is an appropriate ice scraper and/or some de-icer liquid. Some drivers appear hell bent on destroying their credit cards by using them to clear... Read more

Storm Arwen: Snowed in at a pub for three nights with an Oasis tribute act… you gotta roll with it

Ms Townsend said the Noasis band had played on Friday night and since then had been mucking in with kitchen and washing up duties as well as the odd impromptu acoustic set.  “I’m relieved it’s Noasis rather than Oasis,” she... Read more

Storm Arwen: Met Office warns of 75mph winds

What to expect from Storm Arwen Flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life Probably damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as... Read more

How to de-ice your car windscreen in frosty weather

How to de-ice a car The only things you should ever use to de-ice your car is an appropriate ice scraper and/or some de-icer liquid. Some drivers appear hell bent on destroying their credit cards by using them to clear... Read more