Reflection on 2010: The climate stories

So now its the new year and resolutions have already fallen by the wayside it seems like a good time to look back at what has happened over the last year.

It began with the coldest winter (Dec-Feb) here in the UK since 1978-79, while there were record high temperatures in Russia as Moscow sweltered in 38.2C heat, the warmest for 91 years, causing drought and the warmest summer on record. The year ended with floods in Queensland, Australia that are currently submerging much of the city of Brisbane.

NOAA’s map of significant events for last year (click image for large view)

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UK Weather forecast – 9/11/10 – Stormy weather on the way

The UK is set for some stormy weather over the next few days. As one low pressure system moves away we will be afforded a day or so of relatively calm weather before a deep depression hits bringing with it high wind speeds and heavy rain.

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