The Met Office is gathering around 20 experts from UK academia to discuss the unusual run of weather that has been experienced in recent seasons and examine some of the potential causes.
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UK weather becoming more extreme, says Met Office
The Met Office’s analysis of data, gathered since the 1960s, says warm spells have more than doubled in length. And the amount of rainfall on extremely wet days has risen by nearly 20 per cent.
UK weather: rain, gales and waves threaten more floods
Another deep area of low pressure is sweeping across Britain as gales and big waves threaten coastal flood defences and sea walls on Friday and into the weekend.
UK weather: more flooding forecast around the coast
Heavy storms have already left a trail of devastation, but the flooding looks set to worsen, with rivers threatening to overflow and England’s south and west coasts at risk.
Snow map: latest news and UK weather updates
Channel 4 News maps the latest weather news, information and video – plus your #uksnow pictures from around the UK.
UK Weather Snow update: more to come for eastern England
Weather Presenter Liam Dutton takes a look at the weather prospects for the rest of today and tonight as warnings for snow and ice remain in place across the UK.
UK weather: Long clean up after freak flash floods
Widespread disruption blighted major transport routes for a second day after fierce storms and torrential downpours caused flash floods across parts of the UK.
UK weather: Eurostar passengers queue for second day
Eurostar passengers are facing queues of more than five hours at King’s Cross St Pancras. People without tickets are being told they won’t be able to travel as snow and ice continue to cause problems.
UK weather: could a white Christmas be on the way?
Channel 4 News looks at the weather forecast over the next few days, as snow and ice continue to cause disruption to travellers during the Christmas period.
UK weather: Army helps clear Edinburgh’s snow
The Army helps clear snow and ice from the streets of Edinburgh – after the city’s heaviest snowfall for almost half a century.
UK weather: army dispatches battlefield ambulances
As Britain’s armed forces await a formal call-up for help with the big freeze from Scotland, the army tells Channel 4 News it has sent in battlefield ambulances to help local authorities.
UK weather: Big Freeze to continue says Met Office
The Met Office tells Channel 4 News the Big Freeze will continue to next weekend, as the bitter cold claims two more lives.
UK weather forecast: no end yet to big freeze
The worst of the snow appears to be over but the “big icy mess” will last another week. Channel 4 News Correspondent Darshna Soni has been out with police in remote parts of snow-hit South Yorkshire.
UK weather: two pensioners die in frozen gardens
Police are investigating the deaths of two pensioners who were found dead in their frozen gardens, increasing concern for the elderly in the sub-zero weather.
UK weather: new air ambulance takes off
Channel 4 News has been given exclusive access to the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland air ambulance (DLRAA) – a new £4.5m aircraft flying its first missions in the December snow.