RED ORBIT: 2010 One Of The Warmest Global Temperatures On Record
Posted on: Saturday, 27 November 2010, 08:15 CSTThe U.K. Met Office's Hadley Center said that the global temperature has jumped over the past 160 years ... and said 2010 has been one of the warmest years on record.
The report used the work of over 20 institutions around the world and a range of measurements from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations, ocean buoys, ships and field surveys.
The report showed increases in air temperatures above both land and sea, increases in water temperatures and humidity, sea level rises and the shrinking of Arctic sea ice.
27 November 2010 Last updated at 17:32 ETREPEAT: "It was said to be the most widespread snow at this time of year since 1993."
Wintry weather will grip parts of the UK for nearly a week as snow spreads eastwards, forecasters have warned.
Up to 40cms (16in) fell in parts of north-east England and Scotland on Saturday - with more to come overnight and on Sunday.
It was said to be the most widespread snow at this time of year since 1993.
IOW: AGW = TFBS.
The big freeze will continue to grip Britain for weeks to come, forecasters said last night.
Northern Britain is hardest hit as the arrival of Arctic air causes temperatures to plummet. Now all of the UK is forecast to see snow by midweek.
The predication came as more severe weather warnings were issued and parts of Scotland and North East England were hit by up to 16 ins of snow.
The snow will spread across the Pennines towards Manchester today and also move inland from eastern England towards the South East and London, the Met Office said.
A spokesman for the MeteoGroup forecasters said: “People should be bracing themselves for more cold weather for the working week and beyond.”
Forecasters warned that heavy snow is likely to spread to other parts of Britain in the next two days with southern England likely to experience falls today or Monday.
“By Tuesday and Wednesday the snow and freezing weather will have spread across most of central and southern England,” said Met Office forecaster Tom Morgan. “There will be few places in the British Isles that will escape.”