Articles tagged "united kingdom"

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Unseasonal snow and exceptional cold hit parts of UK following frostiest April

Parts of the UK saw unseasonal snow and exceptional cold beginning Tuesday, May 5, 2021. The wintry weather conditions came following the frostiest April on record, in which the country also saw the lowest average minimum temperatures since 1922. Snow began falling...

May 07, 2021

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UK records coldest April since 1922 and frostiest since 1960

The Met Office has confirmed that last month was the UK's coldest April since 1922. The chilly weather was accompanied by air and ground frosts, making the country record its frostiest April since 1960 when precise record-keeping began. Despite the cold and...

May 03, 2021

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Large coastal landslide at Nefyn Bay in north Wales, U.K.

A large coastal landslide took place at Nefyn Bay in north Wales, U.K. on April 19, 2021. The event was captured on camera by Amanda Stubbs who was there when it started. The landslide happened on Nefyn's coastline in Gwynedd, taking a large part of the garden...

April 20, 2021

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Slow-moving fireball over the United Kingdom, meteorites possible in Gloucestershire

A large slow-moving fireball was observed over the United Kingdom at around 21:55 UTC on February 28, 2021. Meteorites may have been dropped in Gloucestershire. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 846 reports by early March 1. The event was recorded on many...

March 01, 2021

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Landslide causes collapse of 21 m (70 feet) wall, forcing evacuations in Nottingham, England

Five families were forced to evacuate their homes in Nottingham, England, after heavy rain caused a landslide that triggered the collapse of a 21 m (70 feet) wall in the early hours of Wednesday, February 3, 2021. The residents were awakened by a loud bang as bricks...

February 04, 2021

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1 200 evacuated, 147 warnings posted as severe weather batters UK

About 1 200 homes have been evacuated in South Yorkshire due to severe flooding across England on Thursday, November 14, 2019. 147 warnings have been posted by the Environment Agency in which prompt action is required. Almost 50 mm (2 inches) of rain fell within a...

November 15, 2019

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Major floods prompt evacuation and rescues in the UK

The Environment Agency in England has issued more than 250 warnings and alerts in the early hours of Tuesday, October 1, 2019, following torrential rains across parts of the United Kingdom. Major floods caused damaged roads, travel disruptions, and evacuations. In...

October 02, 2019

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Hurricane "Humberto" pounds Bermuda, remnants to reach the British Isles early next week

Hurricane "Humberto" made a close encounter with Bermuda on Tuesday night, September 17, as a Category 3 hurricane. It headed north on Wednesday, September 18, with maximum sustained winds of 194 km/h (121 mph) and gusts to 241 km/h (149 mph) as of 21:00...

September 21, 2019

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After devastating northern Bahamas, remnants of Hurricane "Dorian" expected to merge with Tropical Storm "Gabrielle" and whip the UK

Remnants of Hurricane "Dorian" which previously devastated the Bahamas are predicted to sweep the United Kingdom next week, merging with remnants of yet another tropical system - Tropical Storm "Gabrielle." Dorian, the strongest-ever hurricane to...

September 07, 2019

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Warnings issued as Storm Ali nears Ireland, Northern Ireland and northern Britain

Storm Ali is approaching Ireland, Northern Ireland and northern Britain today forcing authorities to issue wind warnings across the region. This is the first officially named storm by the UK Met Office and Met Éireann for the 2018/19 season. IrelandAli will...

September 18, 2018

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Earthquake swarm near London, UK

Ten seismic events have been detected in the Newdigate, Surrey area of the United Kingdom, between Dorking and Gatwick airports near London, since April 1, 2018. Magnitudes of this cluster of events range from 1.5 to 3.0. There are fears that quakes might be caused...

July 20, 2018

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Heavy snow, subfreezing temperatures disrupt traffic across UK

Hundreds of schools are closed across the United Kingdom today, December 11, 2017, in the wake of Storm Caroline which moved away from British Isles December 8 toward Scandinavia. Caroline allowed cold arctic air to move in and cover the UK with bitterly cold...

December 11, 2017

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Record-breaking Hurricane "Ophelia" to pass SE of Azores before hitting Ireland and UK

The center of record-breaking Category 3 Hurricane "Ophelia" is expected to pass to the southeast of the Azores around 00:00 UTC on October 15, 2017 and then head toward Ireland and the United Kingdom. Ophelia is expected to be a powerful extratropical...

October 14, 2017

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Rare earthquake along the coast of Wales, United Kingdom

A rare and shallow earthquake struck along the coast of Wales, United Kingdom on May 29, 2013 at 03:16 UTC. EMSC initially reported magnitude 5.5 but decreased it to M 4.2 by latest report. Depth is reported at 8 km by EMSC, USGS measured it at 9.9

May 29, 2013