Monthly Archives: September 2014

Arctic sea ice reaches minimum extent for 2014

Arctic sea ice appears to have reached its minimum for 2014, according to preliminary figures from the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) in the US. The extent dropped to 5.02 million square kilometres (1.94 million square miles) on … Continue reading

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Driest start to September in over 50 years

The first half of September has been exceptionally dry across much of the UK and temperatures for many areas have also been well above average, according to provisional Met Office statistics. Figures up to 15th September show there has been … Continue reading

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Turning even warmer for parts of Britain

After a disappointingly cool and wet August, September has been largely fine, with plenty of warm sunshine for many areas. This has been thanks to an area of high pressure centred across the UK, which generally brings us dry and … Continue reading

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Space weather brings Northern Lights to UK

You may be lucky enough to get a glimpse of the northern lights in Scotland, and if you are really lucky in northern England and Northern Ireland, late Friday night into Saturday morning. The aurora borealis is caused as a … Continue reading

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Heavy rainfall and floods in India and Pakistan

Heavy rainfall has devastated parts of India and Pakistan in recent days, leading to some of the worst flooding in decades. The extreme conditions were caused by a tropical depression associated with the ongoing monsoon season which tracked northwards across … Continue reading

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