UK town evacuated over fears of dam collapse

British police ordered the evacuation of a town of 6,500 people in northwest England on Thursday over fears that a rain-damaged dam could collapse. Interested in United Kingdom? The Derbyshire Police force said residents of Whaley Bridge should leave their homes immediately because of the “significant threat to life.” It said a dam wall at the 19th-century Toddbrook Reservoir above […]

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Heavy rain to continue before temperatures soar to 25C after storms

Heavy rain will continue to batter the north today after days of devastating floods – while those in the south will see temperatures rise. More bad weather for some regions follows days of severe weather warnings that have brought thunderstorms and rain to many regions.  The north east will be worst affected by the rain which could develop into thunderstorms […]

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WEATHER: The heatwave’s gone in a flash!

The heatwave’s gone in a flash! Topsy-turvy weather sees thunderstorms sweep the country as temperatures drop 27 degrees today from the 100.6F highs Britain sweated through on Tropical Thursday Lightning has struck across the east of England as the Met Office warns temperatures are set to drop  Comes after the second hottest day in UK history left people across the […]

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Europe's heatwave smashes records on the continent

Thursday has been forecast to be the peak of the latest European heatwave – the second in less than a month. An intense heatwave across Europe is set to spike even higher after already breaking records in several countries, impacting rail traffic and sending people in search of shade and water.  Thursday has been forecast to be the peak of […]

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Brits to melt in ‘unprecedented’ record-breaking 39C scorcher

The scorching conditions could see the mercery rocket up to a sweltering 39C in southern and eastern England by this afternoon.  According to the Met Office, there is a 70% chance the current record set back in 2003 could be smashed.  Some forecasters have claimed the roasting temperatures could feel more like 44C – weather common in countries like Egypt.  […]

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Heavy rains pound India's Mumbai, disrupting rail, air traffic

A second straight day of heavy rain disrupted rail and air traffic, forcing authorities to declare a public holiday. A wall collapsed on shanties in India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people as a second straight day of heavy rain disrupted rail and air traffic, forcing authorities to declare a public holiday. Mumbai is looking […]

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UK weather forecast – Thunder could spark travel chaos as school holidays kick off today – before heatwave next week – The Sun

THUNDERSTORMS and floods are set to batter parts of the UK today in a miserable start to the school holidays. The Met Office has issued a “severe” Yellow warning for thunder in Scotland and Northern Ireland, saying the deluge could spark travel chaos. Rain will continue to batter Scotland for the following three days, with severe warnings in place from […]

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