Saturday, December 24, 2011

temperatures expected in Scotland, but in London, Bristol and the Midlands as well stay sweet

Britain is facing an unusually mild temperatures mild Christmas, unlike the more traditional winter weather the last two years. However, heavy rains are expected in Scotland, while there have been warnings of drought in the south.

parts of Scotland, is expected to take advantage of warmer temperatures on Christmas Day, to the east of Scotland, the witnesses expected to 14C (57.2F) -. Just below the warmest on record, 1896 15.6C (60F)


mild conditions are also planned for other parts of the United Kingdom, London, Bristol and the Midlands quite ready for a temperature of 12C (53.6F).

Matt Dobson, forecaster MeteoGroup, the distribution of time of the Press Association said. "Usually at the end of December in London is expected temperatures 7C (44.6F) or 8C (48.2F) in eastern Scotland, the average is 6C (42.8F), so this year is much higher the average. " It is also a huge contrast to last Christmas, it was very cold. "

But while Northern Ireland and Scotland will experience mild temperatures are also expected to see wet and windy conditions on Sunday, with gusts to 60 mph in the far north-west .

most of Wales and the north and west of England will be sunny, but the south and east, could see the sun.

The great Christmas getaway continued on Friday, Gatwick Airport recorded its busiest day, with 100,000 passengers expected. Heathrow Airport has also been busy with 35,000 passenger arrivals at Terminal 5.

Some trains were delayed, with an interruption between Gloucester and Newport in South Wales reported due to signaling problems, and also between Liverpool Lime Street via Warrington and Runcorn.

police are also asking motorists to exercise caution in Gloucestershire, after flash floods and strong winds.

flash floods were reported in Cirencester Road, Charlton Kings, where the water was apparently a foot deep, and the A46 to Painswick B4226 Cinderford, where the mud slid down the slope.

A tree also fell on an empty car in Cheltenham, shortly before 14:00 and the other was reported that the dam shortly after Gotherington.

A multi-vehicle accident in the south near Taunton in Somerset M5 caused delays this afternoon, the Highways Agency said. Avon and Somerset Police said nobody was seriously injured.

As there was little rainfall between September and November, said a spokesman, the tanks were not filled. "The rainfall was 30% of what you expect at this time of year. As a precaution, he writes to his customers in the region asking them to be more water efficient as possible."

Earlier this week, the water company applied to the Secretary for the Environment, Caroline Spelman, an order of drought -. Due to lack of water in their tanks

However, recent heavy rains have increased reservoir levels for up to 12% by the end of November and 30% yesterday.

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