Britain braced for snow drifts in coldest March weekend for 50 years

Britain braced for snow drifts in coldest March weekend for 50 years

http://metro.co.uk
22 Mar 2013

Britain is braced for blizzards, gales, snow drifts and floods ahead of one of the coldest March weekends in 50 years.

Thousands of gritters and snow ploughs are moving in to keep roads clear while airports in the worst- affected areas have snow-clearing teams on standby.

Heavy rain lashed the south-west last night as the Met Office issued an amber alert, warning of flooding and travel disruption.

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Wild winter in Arctic Britain as our four-legged and feathered friends make the most of the snow

Wild winter in Arctic Britain as our four-legged and feathered friends make the most of the snow

www.birminghammail.co.uk
24 Jan 2013

It’s not just people who are hit by the big freeze.

The severe weather has brought a wild winter for everyone.

Animals have to cope with it too and – just like us – some of them love romping around in the white stuff while others find it more of a challenge.

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Cold weather makes Cossack hats a British fashion hit

Cold weather makes Cossack hats a British fashion hit

www.guardian.co.uk
7 December 2012

With bitterly cold weather setting in across Britain, the Cossack hat is shaping up as winter 2012’s high street fashion hit. The style made glamorous by Julie Christie in Doctor Zhivago, and more recently by Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina, is doing swift trade across the UK.

John Lewis says sales are up 36% year-on-year, and 320% in the last three weeks as temperatures have plummeted.

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Britain: Record Bad Weather Hits High Streets

Record Bad Weather Hits High Streets

http://news.sky.com
20 August 2012

The rain and cold in the three months to July affected Britain’s high streets badly, as the number of shoppers fell.

The bad weather at the start of the summer took its toll on Britain’s high streets as the number of shoppers fell by 2.3% in the three months to July.

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Britain: Forget The Floods And Get Ready To Shiver

Forget The Floods And Get Ready To Shiver

http://news.sky.com/home
May 02, 2012

After a mini heatwave and the wettest April on record, now parts of Britain are braced for a taste of some wintry weather.

Forecasters say it will be turning much colder as we head towards the weekend, with some areas seeing unseasonable frost and sub-zero temperatures.

Sky weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar said: “It’s all thanks to a cold front slowly moving southwards across the UK on Friday. This will bring with it colder air into northern areas.

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Parts of Britain suffer coldest summer for nearly two decades

Parts of Britain suffer coldest summer for nearly two decades

http://www.telegraph.co.uk
01 September 2011

Much of Britain suffered the coldest summer for almost two decades, Met Office statistics show.

As Britons return to work today after a soggy Bank Holiday weekend, official weather data reveals that average temperatures were significantly down on recent years.

The UK’s average temperature from June 1 to August 15 was only 57F (13.9C) – the lowest for 13 years.

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Britain’s big freeze death toll hits 300 every day

Britain’s big freeze death toll hits 300 every day

http://www.metro.co.uk
22nd December, 2010

Nearly 300 more people a day died when freezing temperatures hit at the start of this month, new figures show.

A total of 11,193 deaths were registered in England and Wales bet­ween December 3 and 10, the Office for National Statistics has revealed.

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BRITAIN IS FREEZING TO DEATH

BRITAIN IS FREEZING TO DEATH

http://www.express.co.uk
December 5,2010

…The winter death toll is set to rise steeply as official figures show that nine elderly people died every hour because of cold-related illnesses last year. The number of deaths linked to cold over the four months of last ­winter reached nearly 28,000…

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Britain: Earliest white winter for two decades could go on for 10 days

Earliest white winter for two decades could go on for 10 days

http://www.independent.co.uk
27 November 2010

With snow drifts, black ice and biting winds, Britain woke up to the earliest white winter in almost two decades yesterday, with forecasters predicting that the cold snap could last ten days.

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Snow covers Britain from head to toe after heaviest snowfall in 50 years

Snow covers Britain from head to toe

http://www.telegraph.co.uk
07 Jan 2010

As if dusted with icing sugar, this satellite image of Britain shows the full extent of the snow coverage affecting the country.

From head to toe there is barely a patch of land not blanketed by the heaviest snowfall in 50 years.

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