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BRITAIN could freeze in YEARS of super-cold winters

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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 02:02 AM
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Icelandic volcano could trigger Britain's coldest winter EVER this year

BRITAIN could freeze in YEARS of super-cold winters and miserable summers if the Bardarbunga volcano erupts, experts have warned.

Depending on the force of the explosion, minute particles thrust beyond the earth’s atmosphere can trigger DECADES of chaotic weather patterns.

Tiny pieces of debris act as billions of shields reflecting the sun’s light away from earth meaning winter temperatures could plunge LOWER THAN EVER before while summer will be devoid of sunshine.

The first effect could be a bitterly cold winter to arrive in weeks with thermometers plunging into minus figures and not rising long before next summer.



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The Icelandic Met Office has this week warned of “strong indications of ongoing magma movement” around the volcano prompting them to raise the aviation warning to orange, the second highest and sparking fears the crater could blow at any moment.

The region has also this week been hit by a magnitude-four earthquake - the strongest for almost 20 years, officials said.

The British Met Office said the effects of an explosion on Britain’s weather depends on the wind direction in the upper atmosphere.

Spokeswoman Laura Young said: “If the upper winds are north-westerly it will have an effect on our weather.

“If the upper winds are westerly then it won’t.”




Wow.

Let's hope this is all wrong...or at the very least that we are lucky enough to avoid such a thing.

Talk about real doom.

Here's an example of what some scientists think happened when the Laki Craters in Iceland blew in 1783.

Icelandic Volcano May Have Killed More Than 10,000 People in UK

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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 02:18 AM
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Lol... I think the people in Iceland will have it much harder.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 02:29 AM
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a reply to: Eyemin

No doubt. But it could be a disaster for many, not just Iceland.

Not everyone realizes that.


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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 02:43 AM
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When faced with the magnitude of what NATURE is capable of (can we ALL learn to say Bardarbunga) it makes the abject SILLINESS of Carbon Credit/Carbon Taxes seem all the more pathetic.

Volcanoes have shaped (literally) our world forever and will continue to do so...mankinds actions are but a hiccup.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 02:47 AM
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I always think about how the Thames used to freeze over and they would hold frost fairs on the ice. The River Thames has frozen over at least 23 times since the 1300s. The last occurrence was two centuries ago in 1814.
I wonder if it will ever happen again?



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 02:51 AM
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Awesome, I'll get the sled out!

But seriously, up here in the north, -1c can still count as t-shirt and shorts weather, I'm sure we'll be fine, dunno about those pesky southerners though, a light snow fall and their entire infrastructure collapses.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 02:53 AM
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a reply to: LadyTrick

There are MANY articles about the weather patterns of 1816 (in the northeast US). It was called "The Summer that Never Was."

Killing frosts in mid June--affected food supplies, and hundreds died.

Observers at the time blamed lack of sunspots and volcanic activity...remember, sunspots were first observed in Galileos time.

Fascinating what NATURAL occurrences wreak havoc on.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 03:01 AM
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When mother nature blows her top, she don't mess around.

Another massive blow is inevitable, it's only a matter of when.



But the question is: Will the British government be prepared ?

My guess is... a big fat "NO".



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 03:17 AM
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Tempriture last night dipped to zero in the north of the UK and 1 degree across the south

Frost in August?

I'd say it's already cold enough just weeks ago it was 30 - 32 degrees and 22 - 19 degrees at night
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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 03:26 AM
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a reply to: TritonTaranis

The UK last night had an average of around 9-10 degrees c throughout the night.... where did you get your information?

We wont start seeing 0 degrees until at least mid to end October, and that's pushing it.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 03:38 AM
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originally posted by: TritonTaranis
Tempriture last night dipped to zero in the birth of the UK and 1 degree across the south

Frost in August?

I'd say it's already cold enough just weeks ago it was 30 - 32 degrees and 22 - 19 degrees at night




Last nights temperatures at 3.00 to 4.00 am.....

Not quite zero.....

PDUK
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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 03:44 AM
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a reply to: PurpleDog UK

I wouldn't even agree with that PDUK, I'm not far below that 2c in the middle of the map, and I slept with the window open and that one leg on the top of the blanket....no heating on.

ETA: That being said, I did mention earlier about -1c being t-shirt and shorts weather up here, lol
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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 03:49 AM
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originally posted by: woogleuk
a reply to: PurpleDog UK

I wouldn't even agree with that PDUK, I'm not far below that 2c in the middle of the map, and I slept with the window open and that one leg on the top of the blanket....no heating on.

ETA: That being said, I did mention earlier about -1c being t-shirt and shorts weather up here, lol


Must be the Kendal mint cake you eat up there keeping the fire inside burning.....


Ah well, with this possible volcanic doom coming I'd better get a supply for myself and take down my solar panels......

PDUK



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 03:57 AM
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I grew up in Cornwall and moved up near Newcastle a few months ago. The slightest bit of snow in Cornwall and everything shuts down, I once had to walk 3 miles in sludge because all public transport stopped due to 1 inch of snow/sludge, all roads full of traffic as everyone left work early panicking and it melted a few hours later anyway. The South West cannot handle it.

Interested to see if I see REAL snow up here this winter.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 04:15 AM
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a reply to: LadyTrick

I'm just on t'other side to you, in Cumbria.....you will see real snow, if not in your area, definitely on the mountains and fells (if you can see them).

Thing about living up here, we are next to Scottishland, and they tend to send their cold down to us.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 04:53 AM
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originally posted by: woogleuk
a reply to: TritonTaranis

The UK last night had an average of around 9-10 degrees c throughout the night.... where did you get your information?

We wont start seeing 0 degrees until at least mid to end October, and that's pushing it.


Those are average lows not rural lows to get a better idea you need to actually look at observations of actual readings across the UK, these are actual observation stations across the UK which the met office gather data from

Met office and bbc national weather last night along said temps would get down to zero in the North/Scotland and 1 degree in many places across England, XTC weather observation maps temps are back up to 9-10 degrees tonight and the rest of the week but last night stations recorded 0 degrees



That's as of 10am things have warmed up significantly across the UK since the early hours




Meanwhile, overnight temperatures will plummet to freezing point in some areas, with the first frost of the summer arriving in the north this morning. Despite a cold start, today will be largely fine across the UK with spells of sunshine and highs of 18C (64.4F).

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posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 04:58 AM
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a reply to: woogleuk

Yes because we like you and don't want you to suffer with too much English 'hot'.


a reply to: loam

I think I'd better start praying to the god of westerly winds

This is pretty scary stuff, given that most growers are just recovering from the wet summers a few years ago.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 05:04 AM
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As soon as I saw the title I knew this was a Daily Express article. They basically make a living off the sensational weather stories, now that people have got bored of Princess Diana and Madeline McCann. I'd take anything the Express report with a pinch of salt.

They seem to love those 'experts' at 'Vantage Weather Services' and Jonathan Powell, whoever he is. They've been getting it wrong more times than right since at least 2012 but the Express still report from them on at least a fortnightly basis, I guess it's because they make most of their money by scaring people into thinking British weather might actually become extreme one day.

The Daily Express continues to suffer outbreaks of dodgy weather reporting



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 05:18 AM
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Looks like all my prepping gear won't go to waste after all.



posted on Aug, 24 2014 @ 05:28 AM
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Could could could could. That's all i am seeing here.

Show me one weather model that actually turned out to be accurate and I might care, otherwise this is nothing more than more doom porn.



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