Driving in the footprints of Storm Emma
To drive to Wales today from the east of Britain is to drive into the footprint left by Storm Emma. Or what happened when Storm Emma came north to meet the Beast, also visiting of course, from the East. We filmed today from the countryside of Wiltshire across to the villages and towns of the…
Communities come together in snowy conditions
People across the country have been helping friends, neighbours and strangers get to work and school. Alex Thomson talks to some of the ordinary volunteers who have braved the extraordinary conditions to lend a hand.
Frozen Britain: snow continues to wreak havoc
Snow is still thick on the ground across much of the country, where the ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma continue to cause havoc. Andy Davies reports.
Slow thaw expected this week
Our weather presenter, Liam Dutton, looks ahead at the week’s weather prospects.
The internet responds to dramatic weather
From the snow-bound Jaguar to people live tweeting their nightmare journeys – images of the great freeze have been flooding social media for the last few days. Ed Howker has been looking through some of the best.
Met Office expert: early signs of cold snap were visible in January
Was this freezing weather really so unexpected? Alex Thomson talks to Professor Adam Scaife of the Met Office.
Blizzards and icy temperatures kill 60 across Europe
As many as 60 people have lost their lives in severe weather across Europe, where heavy blizzards and icy temperatures have cut off roads and forced hundreds of rail services and flights to be cancelled. Poland and Ukraine were hit by heavy snowstorms – and the Siberian conditions spread as far south as Italy, from…
Out in the cold: rough sleepers in the snow
Whenever the temperature falls below freezing, local authorities have a duty to provide emergency shelter to rough sleepers. Mosques, drive-through restaurants and even a football stadium all opened their doors to provide refuge this week, but at least two people lost their lives sleeping outside in sub zero conditions. Paul McNamara reports.
Elderly at risk from snow in Scotland
In Scotland – where yellow weather warnings remain in place – the government has opened up an emergency funding scheme to help local authorities cope. Ciaran Jenkins reports.
Snow disruption to cost UK economy £900 million a day
The chaos brought by the snow and stormy conditions is still causing widespread disruption as transport services and other businesses struggle to recover. All the disruption is costing the British economy an estimated £900 million a day. Siobhan Kennedy reports.