Tag Archives: Snow

Britain freezes as temperatures plunge below -21

Temperatures in big-freeze Britain plummeted as the country suffered its coldest night of the winter so far. The mercury sank to minus 21.2C (minus 6.2F) in parts of the Scottish Highlands, considerably colder than some home freezers, with bitterly cold

Global Warming knocks Australian Snowfalls down by 40%

AUSTRALIAN skiers may have to look overseas in search of suitable snowfalls, thanks to global warming. The average snow cover at Australia’s highest altitude snow course, Spencer’s Creek in the Snowy Mountains, has declined by 30 per cent to 40

London crawling: Snow shuts down British capital

The biggest snowfall to hit London in 18 years idled the city’s trademark red buses and Underground trains Monday, stranded thousands of airline passengers, and raised the vexing question of why a predicted winter storm caught authorities so unprepared. Transit

Snow in Europe closes airports, schools, offices

LONDON (Reuters) – Heavy snow disrupted air and rail travel in northern Europe on Monday, halting flights at London’s main airport and bringing traffic in the British capital almost to a standstill. Tens of thousands of commuters were advised not

Snow strains technology networks

Some of Britain’s technology was pushed to its limits this morning, as heavy snow put the brakes on the Monday morning commute. Travel websites, including Transport for London (TfL), crashed as hundreds of thousands of users looked to see how

More than 470,000 still without power in Midwest

More than 470,000 homes and businesses were still without power Monday after snow and ice storms January 27-28 left nearly 1.7 million customers in the dark from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania, local utilities reported. The storms hit Kentucky the hardest, leaving