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ITN News: Temperatures plummet again
Monday, December 6th 2010, 6:00 PM GMT
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The big freeze threatens Christmas: Plunging temperatures and snow could cause three weeks of delivery chaos
Monday, December 6th 2010, 5:54 PM GMT
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Hauliers' working hours relaxed to aid supplies, BBC News
Sunday, December 5th 2010, 12:16 PM GMT
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The government has temporarily relaxed the legal restrictions on the length of time lorry drivers can work to help ease the backlog caused by snow.

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond said allowing hauliers to drive for an extra hour a day for the next four days would help deliveries of "vital supplies".

Royal Mail reported problems with about 10% of deliveries on Friday, and pumps at hundreds of garages could run dry.

Forecasters are warning freezing conditions could continue next week.

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First the freeze, now the panic buying despite the slight thaw in some areas today
Sunday, December 5th 2010, 12:12 PM GMT
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Britain's families were this morning urged by the Government not to panic buy as the big freeze brought fears of shortages in bread, milk and fuel.

Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman insisted there was no problem with food supply. But even as she spoke, millions around the country were stockpiling staple foods, with supermarkets rationing some products.

Petrol suppliers warned of ‘critical shortages’ as garages began to run out of fuel. And there were reports that cash machines were running out of bank notes ahead of one of the year’s busiest shopping weekends of the year.

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Source Link: dailymail.co.uk
Britain's big freeze, ITV News with Video Link
Saturday, December 4th 2010, 9:35 PM GMT
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Will La Nina Bring More Snow to US, Europe? by Paul Yeager
Saturday, December 4th 2010, 9:30 PM GMT
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December may have barely begun, but the harsh realities of winter have already set in for large portions of North America and Europe -- and another storm will leave a path of snow in its wake from the northern Plains to parts of the South through the weekend.

The La Nina that U.S. government forecasters have been talking about since May is at least partially responsible and will continue to influence the weather for the winter.

Current Northern Hemisphere snow cover is extensive. This includes Western Europe, where this week the earliest snowstorm since 1993 crippled travel and further strained financially strapped municipalities that needed to deal with the cleanup.

Snow also covers the region from the Pacific Northwest to the northern Plains, where potent storms last week interrupted holiday travel. In the mountains, the snow depth can be measured by feet, and even relatively low-elevation locations, such as Salt Lake City, have had plenty of early-season snowfall.
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SNOW: WHY BRITAIN HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO A STANDSTILL AGAIN by Ross Clark
Friday, December 3rd 2010, 6:00 PM GMT
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ONE of the first tasks for the team conducting the Department for Transport’s “urgent review” into the inability of our transport system to cope with snow and ice will be to interview the cocky public figure who assured breakfast TV viewers last month that “I am pretty confident we will be OK” at keeping Britain moving this winter.

They were uttered by Transport secretary Philip Hammond himself, who just a fortnight later is already being forced to eat humble pie.

He should consider himself the lucky one. There was no steaming hot pie on offer to the hundreds of rail passengers stuck on trains overnight and abandoned on railway platforms as virtually the entire rail system into Kent and Sussex shut down.

There was little cheer either for passengers stranded at Gatwick and Edinburgh airports, or those stuck in their cars on blocked roads.

I shan’t be waiting with bated breath for publication of the latest review into our fair weather transport system. Government reports have a habit of arriving at far more reliable intervals than the buses and trains. We have already two Department for Transport (DfT) reports in as many years on the failure to cope with the past two winters.
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The UK covered in snow, BBC News
Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 10:24 PM GMT
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The University of Dundee's satellite receiving station captured this image of how the heavy snow of the past week has affected the UK.

The picture, which was received at 1145 GMT on Thursday from Nasa satellite Terra, shows almost the entire country covered by a blanket of snow

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Source Link: bbc.co.uk
Frozen Britain grinds to a halt as 57% of commuters arrive late for work... and police advise them to head home early
Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 3:31 PM GMT
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#Motorists told not to drive in Kent, Sussex, Nottinghamshire, S.Yorks
#Eight inches of snow forecast tonight for London and South East
#Gatwick and Edinburgh airports closed until 6am tomorrow
#Shops running out of basics as lorries struggle to deliver
#Passengers stranded overnight on freezing trains in South East
#Woman dies after falling into freezing lake in West Yorkshire

More than half of Britain arrived late for work today after heavy snow and ice caused widespread travel chaos.

But those who did manage to make it in on time were today being urged by police to leave early to avoid a repeat of last night's nightmare journey home.

It comes as up to eight inches of snow was forecast for parts of London and the South East tonight - with anyone who doesn't have to travel being warned to stay at home.

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Sweden braces for record freeze
Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 11:18 PM GMT
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Stockholm is forecast to experience its coldest seasonal temperatures for over 100 years this week as winter weather takes hold of the country, according to the Swedish Meteorological Institute (SMHI). Temperatures across the country are expected to drop to record lows for the first week of December, with the exception of the far north, with averages coming in 7-10 degrees Celsius below normal.

Stockholm registered -11 degrees Celsius at the weekend, the coldest November temperature since 1965 and the mercury is set to plunge further on Wednesday and Thursday, dropping as low as -15. Last week temperatures as low as -36 degrees Celsius have been recorded in Sweden as snowfalls and storm winds play havoc with transport services. This required the military to be called out to help.

“It is far below average temperatures, which usually oscillate around zero at this time of the year,” said Alexandra Ohlsson, a meteorologist with SMHI. Dalarna and Jamtland in northern Sweden will also be hit with the harsh weather. The Storsjon lake in the heart of Jamtland’s main city Ostersund has already frozen over in most parts.

SMHI forecasted that in southern and central areas the cold will ease off somewhat come Friday. Northern Norrland will however drop to minus 14-17 degrees Celsius in the middle of the day. The sub-zero temperatures are here to stay though, even in the south, Alexandra Ohlsson said. “It looks like the sub-zero temperatures will persist,” she said.

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Source Link: thelocal.se
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