Clare Nasir

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Come Back Jet Stream - All Is Forgiven!

(12) Comments | Posted 28 March 2013 | (23:00)

I've just arrived home from the Atacama Desert in Chile - filming a documentary for kids on the driest place on the planet. The location was perfect for an outdoor shoot; dry, and despite the risk of fog most days turned out sunny. My 24 hour journey home turned into...

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Snow, When Will You Go?

(22) Comments | Posted 22 January 2013 | (08:27)

Minus 34C is darn cold

I recently learnt that when my fingers and toes go numb and white from extreme cold, the re-warming process always involves about three or four minutes of pain - before normal feeling returns. It's pretty unpleasant.

At the end of last year I was filming...

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Climate is What We Expect, and Weather is What We Get

(10) Comments | Posted 30 May 2012 | (16:20)

It doesn't feel quite right...
I occasionally sigh quietly to myself when taking in a welcome dose of spring sunshine. Such unseasonably warm weather at home brings the promise of a glorious summer - that all too often months later ends with a fist clenched fist in utter frustration...

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Watch Your Water

(4) Comments | Posted 30 March 2012 | (00:00)

Is this current dry spell something to worry about or should concerns be left to the workings of the water companies? Is it a blip or a trend that could see significant water shortages in the near future that will affect our everyday living?

March is parched
The provisional...

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Air Pollution - Britain's Public Health Crisis

(11) Comments | Posted 15 December 2011 | (23:00)

While her colleagues were talking tough on climate change in Durban this week, Caroline Spelman, the UK's Environment Minister, faced problems closer to home.

Her department was in the dock on Tuesday over the appalling state of air pollution in the UK.

DEFRA, the UK's environment ministry, was...

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A White Christmas - What Are the Chances?

(0) Comments | Posted 12 December 2011 | (23:00)

Back in September, a maverick weather forecaster predicted a big freeze towards the end of the year. However, this forecast was followed by a very warm October, with some of the highest temperatures of year recorded in the north and west. Last month then turned out to be the second...

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Indian Summer

(4) Comments | Posted 27 September 2011 | (00:00)

For anyone who felt they missed out on a proper summer this year I bring warm and sunny tidings. Our weather is back on a high this week, giving much of the UK a final blast of heat. Similar to those stunning April days many months ago, when we pitied...

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Britain's Forecast Big Freeze - Should you be Worried?

(7) Comments | Posted 22 September 2011 | (00:00)

A cold shiver ran down my spine earlier this week when I read, "Britain faces an early big freeze".

It's a brave forecaster who sticks their neck out and gives such detail on a span of three months ahead. Long range forecaster James Madden from Exacta Weather though has done...

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Why you Should Take Cover From Katia - and There's Another Storm on the Way

(1) Comments | Posted 13 September 2011 | (00:00)

It's not the first time this season a tropical storm that wreaked havoc across the Caribbean and eastern seaboard of the USA ends up blowing out its final days close to the shores of the UK.

A couple of weeks ago Hurricane Irene did just that, travelling across the...

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