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Tropical disappointment Bertha heralds ‘return to normal’

Weather forecasters across the country are breathing a collective sigh of relief as ex-hurricane Bertha arrived in the UK to return the British summer to more familiar patterns. For the last three weeks, newscasters have been confidently announcing torrential rain and a ten-degree fall in temperatures ‘in the next few days’, only for glorious sunshine [...]

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Posted: Aug 10th, 2014
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Convertible Day may not occur till May this year

Convertible Day is the one day a year when it is really enjoyable to drive a convertible car with the hood down, and usually occurs in early spring.

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Posted: Apr 16th, 2013
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World first as British scientists harness drizzle power

limitless supplies of greyness just waiting to be tappedThe rest of the world may be moving towards greater use of solar power or wind power, but renewable energy generation that taps into specific local atmospheric conditions in the UK has leapt forward with a Manchester project that uses drizzle to power street lights.

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Posted: Sep 5th, 2009
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