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It is 13 days into the new year and global weather has already reached extraordinary extremes. The US and Canada have suffered record-breaking cold and... [Read More]
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The world's weather seems to be going crazy. A savage freeze in North America caused temperatures to fall to record lows, more than 70 people... [Read More]
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It is cold outside, but it's not quite an exceptionally hard freeze. Savage, brutal, ferocious are, however, adjectives that describe the weather in North Ameri... [Read More]
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This winter may have seemed cold, grey and sometimes stormy, but Met Office figures reveal a surprisingly different picture. Despite the spells of freezing cold... [Read More]
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It was a bitterly cold, dark night in London. The wind blew fierce, and the Thames was running unusually high. And then without any warning,... [Read More]
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It looked like something from Close Encounters of the Third Kind or Star Trek — soaring pillars of coloured lights have been shining up into... [Read More]
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"Britain to be hit with Arctic blast on Christmas Day", ran a newspaper headline last month. Other newspapers predicted a stormy Christmas Day, and earlier... [Read More]
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New York City endured an arctic freeze on New Year's Eve, recording minus 23C. And much of eastern North America, from Canada to southern Texas,... [Read More]
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'Severe frost, and still sunny fine days. It freezes even in the kitchen." The weather 250 years ago was unusually cold in southern England when... [Read More]
Tonight there is a full moon, and it will look especially bright. This is a supermoon, which is about 7 per cent larger and 16... [Read More]
On this day 210 years ago the frigate HMS Anson was shipwrecked on the coast of Cornwall, a tragedy that helped to inspire the invention... [Read More]
Next year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus — to give it its full title —... [Read More]
The Atlantic hurricane season this year was brutal and the statistics astounding. Ten consecutive storms reached hurricane status — for the first time since 189... [Read More]
A white Christmas is something of a national obsession, even though snow at Christmas in Britain has become increasingly rare in recent times. What is... [Read More]
Anyone holding out for a white Christmas may want to go back in a time machine 90 years, to one of the snowiest Christmases on... [Read More]
So much for the white Christmas that was confidently being predicted by some in the media only a short while ago. It is looking increasingly... [Read More]
On this day 90 years ago London and much of southern England woke up to an astonishing freak of weather. The outside world was covered... [Read More]
A dense fog descended on Monday night over many places in the UK. It came by stealth, as if the sky had slowly fallen down... [Read More]
The Loch Ness Monster seems to have been busy this year. There were eight unexplained sightings of the creature, believed to be the most active... [Read More]
Ski resorts in the Alps have got off to a flying start this winter season with large snowfalls. However, that snow has created a fragile... [Read More]
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