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‘There is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes’: 10 ways to know you’re a true snow sports fan

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Skiers and snowboarders are a different sort, especially when winter is approaching. We simply don’t think like others – enjoying ourselves on the mountain takes precedence over everything else. But that’s not a bad t...

Severe weather warning for UK as Storm Barra set to arrive on Tuesday

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The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for most of the UK ahead of the arrival of Storm Barra on Tuesday, as thousands of homes remain without power more than a week after Storm Arwen. Yellow wind weather w...

Prepare for more extreme weather, Britons warned in wake of Storm Arwen

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Storm Arwen was “an event the likes of which we haven’t seen for 60 years” and the UK needs to be prepared for more extreme weather due to the climate crisis, according to the business secretary, as more than 30,000 h...

Hail in South Africa and record lows in Europe as extreme weather strikes

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On 25 November, a severe hailstorm hit Klerksdorp in South Africa, damaging businesses and homes alike, during what is their late springtime. Hailstones, the size of golf balls in places, pummelled the city, bringing ...

Blowing the house down: life on the frontline of extreme weather in the Gambia

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The windstorm arrived in Jalambang late in the evening, when Binta Bah and her family were enjoying the evening cool outside. “But when we first heard the wind, the kids started to run and go in the house,” she says. ...

Wild weather warning for NSW as heavy rain forecast to lash Sydney over weekend

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New South Wales is bracing for more potential flooding with heavy rainfall expected to lash much of the east coast over the weekend and possible thunderstorms predicted to hit Sydney. The city is expected to see up t...

UK’s warmer, wetter weather sparks bumper year for mushrooms

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The UK is having a bumper year for mushrooms due to the warm, damp weather, says scientists, with an increase in the number of rare and unusual species identified. Members of the public have been sending in unusual sa...

A £300 monsoon-busting home: the Bangladeshi architect fighting extreme weather

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For the people of coastal Bangladesh, the monsoon can bring untold torment – and, occasionally, unexpected joy. Every year from June to October, in the Ganges delta region where the country’s three major rivers conver...

‘It’s alarming’: intense rainfall and extreme weather become the norm in northern China

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The unusual rains began to fall in Shanxi on 3 October, and the torrential downpours lasted for three days. According to Chinese media, the 59 observatories across Shanxi province all recorded historic levels of rain...

‘The weather keeps playing tricks’: living on the frontline of global heating

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Throughout the 2021 United Nations climate change conference, the Guardian will be publishing the stories of the people whose lives have been upended – sometimes devastated – by the climate breakdown. I knew farming ...

SpaceX delays astronauts’ return due to weather – cutting time without a toilet

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High wind off the Florida coast prompted SpaceX to delay the return of four astronauts who have been in orbit at the International Space Station since spring. The good news for the American, French and Japanese astro...

Bad weather causes delays on train route to Glasgow Cop26 talks

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Rail travel routes for delegates heading to Cop26 in Glasgow, including the environment minister Zac Goldsmith, have been blocked, after stormy weather swept through the UK bringing suspected tornadoes to parts of the...

Weather whiplash: California’s historic downpour interrupts historic drought

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Over the span of two days, dramatic scenes of dried landscapes and wildfires that have defined California’s summer were replaced with surging rivers, floods and mudflows as a historic rainstorm – deemed a category 5 a...

13 Minutes review – tornado movie with plotting as catastrophic as the weather

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Given the increasing frequency of extreme-weather-related catastrophes, you’d think there would be more disaster films out there like this effort, which has a massive tornado hitting middle America at the centre of it...

‘Darker skies and colder weather provide perfect conditions… for Covid-19 to thrive’

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Joe Buglass tried 46 times to call his GP about booking a Covid booster jab last Wednesday. “The phone was just ringing and ringing,” he said. He had tried several times over the previous six weeks, since getting an N...

William Shatner’s Blue Origin launch into space delayed due to weather

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The Star Trek actor William Shatner must wait another day to boldly go into space for real, after the Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin company pushed this week’s launch target of its New Shepard vehicle to Wedn...

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