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British heatwave: Hottest ever start to November since records began

Unseasonably warm November weather in UK
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Unseasonably warm November weather has delayed the arrival of winter this year

There may only be seven weeks to go until Christmas, but that did not stop Britons flocking to the beach as the country saw the hottest start to November since records began.

There was no need for extra layers yesterday as pictures from across Britain showed dozens of people sunbathing in balmy spring-like weather on Brighton beach.

Across the country the mercury touched 72.3F (22.4C) in Ceredigion, Mid Wales, beating the previous record of 71.1F (21.7C) set in Prestatyn, north Wales, in 1946.

It is the highest November temperature recorded by the Met Office since it began collecting data in 1910.

In Wales thousands of day trippers heading to the mountains and coast with youngsters playing on the sands.

One of the warmest Halloweens on record saw thermometers hit 67F on Saturday in Hampton, south-west London.

Comment: Unseasonal record breaking high temperatures have also been reported over Eastern U.S. and elsewhere in Europe


November heatwave over Eastern US and Europe, records broken...again


Britons are enjoying near-summer temperatures in November
Sunday and Monday have felt more like midsummer than mid-autumn across most of Florida. In Tallahassee, Sunday's high temperature of 88°F and low of 75°F both tied for the warmest ever recorded there in November, and the day's average of 81.5°F handily beat the November record of 80.5°F set on 11/11/82 (records extend back to 1892).

Ice Cube

What global warming?! NASA says Antarctic ice is increasing by 135 billion tonnes a year

The amount of ice at the Antarctic is INCREASING not going down, says NASA
A new Nasa study of the Antarctic from space has thrown the case for climate change into disarray after finding that more NEW new ice has formed at the Antarctic than has been lost to its thinning glaciers.

The US space agency research claims an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is "currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from melting glaciers.

Global warming theories have been thrown into doubt after Nasa also claimed current horror predictions into future sea-level rises may not be as severe.

Major studies previously made the case for global warming being a man-made problem, including the the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) 2013 report, which said that Antarctica was overall losing land ice.

But a Nasa spokesman said: "According to the new analysis of satellite data, the Antarctic ice sheet showed a net gain of 112 billion tons of ice a year from 1992 to 2001.

"That net gain slowed to 82 billion tons of ice per year between 2003 and 2008."


Unprecedented ice flash floods sweeps across Saudi Arabia

Ice Flash Flood
© Bala Chandran/YouTube
Saudi Arabia has been hit by unprecedented ice flash floods, as seasonal low pressure brings huge downpours to Iraq and Iran as well. The shocking video shows chunks of ice the size of large ball bearings.

Extreme weather conditions have been lashing the country since October 28, as the low pressure area concentrated over the northern part of the Persian Gulf, according to climate scientist Dr Abd al-Aziz al-Rubaie, as cited by thewatchers.com.


162 inches of snow forecast for Mt. Rainier this weekend; 70 inches for Mt. Baker

Up to 162″ of snow (13.5-feet) is currently forecast to fall on 14,411-foot Mt. Rainer in Washington state in the next 3 days. That huge snowfall total is due to an atmospheric river that will be "slamming" into Washington this weekend.
Even 10,000-foot Mt. Baker is forecast to get 70″ of snow in the next 3 days... This is gonna be a crazy weekend in Washington state.

Snow levels will start high but will drop to as low as 4,000-feet by Sunday.

See that white spot southeast of Olympia? That’s Rainier… Over 15″ of liquid precip… crazy.
Some models are even showing up to 20-inches of liquid precipitation (which would translate to about 20-feet of snow) in only 48 hours on Sunday.
"A pair of frontal systems with a significant tap of Pacific moisture will move through western Washington this weekend. They will bring heavy rain at times with the mountains receiving 4 to 8 inches of precipitation with locally higher amounts possible near Mount Rainier. Snow levels will remain high through Saturday before falling on Sunday as a cool upper level trough digs into the region. In addition to the precipitation, windy conditions at times are expected for much of the region." - NOAA Seattle, WA
Image of the atmospheric river hitting Washington today.

Ice Cube

Greenland wiping away all records for ice gain this year

Greenland is blowing away all records for ice gain this year. They have gained almost 200 billion tons of snow and ice over the past two months, which is more than 50% above normal. The surface of the ice gained more than 200 billion tons during the previous 12 months.



Heavy snowfall hits large swath of north China


Heavy snow hits large swath of north China
Heavy snow has blanketed a large swath of north China on Monday, Oct 26th, disturbing traffic but bringing beautiful winter scenery.

A snowstorm hit Mohe, China's northernmost county in Heilongjiang Province, from early morning on Monday.

The depth of snow reached 8 centimeters (3.14 inches) by 17:00 and the heavy snow brought the visibility down to less than 100 meters (328 feet) as well. Vehicles have to slow down on snow-covered roads, while the local sanitation department dispatched snowplows to clear up the roads.


Record snowfall for Chabarovsk in Siberia

Record snowfall paralyzed the main highway in Chabarovsk, in far eastern Siberia.

By ten o'clock in the morning it was practically impossible to get to the airport, or to drive on Krasnorechenskoe in the industrial area.

Motorists admitted that they were not prepared for disaster, and did not have time to change summer tires for winter.

Ice has led to a lot of minor accidents in all areas of the regional center, said the driver of one of the Chabarovsk taxis.

Recall snowfall hit the city streets in the morning on October 24.

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link


Tourists stranded following heavy snowfall in Naran Valley, Pakistan

Several tourists have been stranded in Naran Valley after heavy snowfall cut off the area from rest of the country on Sunday.

Women and children are among the tourists from across Pakistan and facing difficulties due to running out of supplies amidst continuous rain and snowfall.

Taking advantage of the situation, several hotel owners have also raised prices of food and accommodations.

Matiullah Khan, president of a local hotels association, however claimed that accommodations were being provided for free to the stranded tourists.

The fresh spell of snowfall had started yesterday afternoon, also trapping several vehicles on the roads.


Unseasonal snowfall brings winter in October to parts of Kashmir, India


Met department officials say they have no record of heavy snowfall in the Valley during the month of October
Even though it's the middle of autumn, in parts of Kashmir it seems like winter. Cold temperatures have brought unseasonal snowfall at higher reaches of the valley.

For last two days Mughal Road that connects Kashmir valley with Pirpanjal region has remained closed and hundreds of trucks were stranded along the key passage.

At an altitude of 11,000 feet, Peer Ki Gali, the highest spot on Mughal Road has seen about two feet of snowfall in last 48 hours. But as the weather improved today and sun came out, officials increased their efforts to clear the road.

"Snow clearance machines are at work since yesterday and road will be fully functional today. We have already cleared over 500 trucks yesterday evening," said Nisar Ahmad, an engineer at Mughal Road.

Comment: See also: Heaviest blizzard in at least 10 years hits Omsk, Russia... and it's still October