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Met Office and IPCC report warns UK at risk

19. February 2013

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IPCC confirms that the risks to the UK from global warming remain substantial The UKs reputation as a green and pleasant land may be challenged as climate changes continue to affect the weather patterns that dominate the country in the future. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/archive/2013/ipcc-ar5

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Snow in a warming world?

10. February 2013

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  As the UK and USA experience more winter snow its important to understand that this is linked to our changing climate. http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2013/02/blizzard-climate-connection This has serious consequences for our planet, especially the hardiness of many plants which are increasingly being challenged http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardiness_zone

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Met Office and weird weather effects on gardens

18. January 2013

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Waking up to snow this morning in South East England and reading  yesterday that Sydney experienced its hottest day on record with temperatures reaching nearly 46C . Surely this proves  that our weather is seriously shifting as a result of climate change? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21072347 http://metofficenews.wordpress.com/ Read what predictions the Met Office are making about the effect […]

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Is our weather getting worse?

5. January 2013

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  2012 was the second wettest year on record in the UK and the wettest ever in England according to the Met Office. The downpours that caused more than 8,000 UK homes and businesses to suffer flooding led to a total of 1,330.7mm of rain for the year, just 6.6mm short of the wettest UK year recorded in 2000 (1337.3mm). […]

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Kew Gardens closure

24. September 2012

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Kew Gardens has issued a closure notice on their website: “The Met Office have issued a severe weather warning for London and the South East predicting heavy rain and winds gusting 50-55mph. As a precaution, Kew Gardens will not be open to the public today. We apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause.” http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/index.htm […]

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Extreme weather now normal

19. September 2012

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climate change and weather extremes are not about a distant future. Formerly one-off extreme weather episodes seem to be becoming the new normal. Weather extremes are not that extreme any more. Heatwaves, floods, droughts and wildfires are the new reality of an ever warming world. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/19/extreme-weather-new-normal-climate-change

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Wettest June since 1910

2. July 2012

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Provisional Met Office figures for June show double the average amount of rain has fallen, making it the wettest June since records began in 1910. June was also the second dullest on record with 119.2 hours of sunshine – the record of 115.4 hours was in 1987. Total UK rainfall was 145.3mm – more than […]

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Coldest May in 100 years – summer on hold

10. May 2012

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After one of the wettest Aprils on record we are now experiencing  one of the coldest months of May. What is happening to our weather? Climate change sceptics might want to take note of these records or have an alternative explanation for this ongoing weird weather? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/9213226/Coldest-May-in-100-years-forecasters-predict.html

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Wet weekend in UK

28. April 2012

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It has been raining all day – yet again. So far this month is the 9th wettest April for the UK in the records. Wonder where the month will end up in the records  – especially as very,very heavy rain is expected tomorrow. Some parts of the UK already having had more than double their monthly […]

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RHS records weather woes

3. March 2012

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The RHS Advisory Department experienced its busiest year in 2011, receiving more than 60000 enquiries from its members- a record breaker. The team of RHS experts solved myriad enquiries which ranged from problems associated with pests and diseases to plant identification. Many of the queries pertained to the unpredictable temperatures throughout the year. Chief Horticultural […]

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