UK Rain

Weekend Shopping Essentials: Rubber Rain Boots

Sarah McGiven | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

What exactly constitutes an 'essential'? If you go by Waitrose's suggestions, it's everything from raw prawns and hummus to yum yums, so I'm guessing it's pretty subjective.

Woman Killed By Falling Tree As Tail-End Of Hurricane Gonzalo Ravages UK

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a tree that fell into a road as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo brought high winds to Britain. The woman...

Britain's Rare Taste Of Bermudian Weather Is Bad News For Travellers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK

In typical bad luck for British weather, we've been graced with Bermudian weather, but it's the tail-end of a hurricane. Forget tropical beaches an...

Blow Me Down! Gales Set To Lash UK From Hurricane Gonzalo

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK

Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo were set to arrive in Britain later today bringing strong winds and heavy rain. Gusts of up to 75mph in coastal areas...

This Forcefield Umbrella Isn't Science Fiction

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Tech

This is the 'Air umbrella' and while it looks like some form of bizarre baton it's actually an air-powered device that creates a forcefield around you...

Hope You Enjoyed Saturday's Sunshine, Cos That's Your Lot

PA | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK

People with plans for their three-day weekend will have to make the most of the the sunshine today before rain moves in tomorrow evening bringing what...

Surreal Photos Capture Moment Horses Left Stranded On Tiny Shrinking Island

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

A local photographer has captured the surreal moment four horses were stranded on a shrinking island after a river burst its banks in Scotland. The...

These Londoners Were Really Not Prepared For That Amount Of Rain (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK

It rains on just over one in four days in Britain, so you think these Londoners might have been better prepared. Perhaps we'd all been lulled into ...

12 Underwhelming Images Of Cars Driving Through Puddles During Hurricane Bertha

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK

Hurricane Bertha besieged parts of Britain on Sunday, leaving homes flooded as a month's worth of rain was dropped across the island in just a few hou...

Just How Far Away Is That Storm?

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

Last time we discussed how and where thunderstorms form, this week it's all about lightning strikes, thunder claps and how to work out how far away a storm is.

Freak Lightning & Hail Plunge Commuters Into 'Zombie Apocalypse' (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

As is usually the case, Britain has paid for its blast of summery weather with lashings of hail, lightning strikes and flooding. Storms hit the Ho...

Summer Storms Return With A Bang (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

Sudden storms have hit the great summer holiday getaway with a lightning strike adding to other rail problems being faced by thousands of travellers. ...

Forgotten Crisis: Why Aren't We Talking About South Sudan?

Sir Nick Young | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK
Sir Nick Young

Reports of continued fighting in South Sudan are worrying. But even more distressing is how little attention this humanitarian crisis is generating. Let us not underestimate the scale of the crisis in the world's newest nation.

Savage Storms 'Almost Unparalleled' Natural Crisis, Says Army Major

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron will lead talks on Britain's recovery from one of the wettest winters on record today after savage storms left one man de...

Rivers 'Natural Sovereignty' Over Land Could Affect Towns For Months

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Flooded communities in southern England could be deluged for months, as rivers continue to exercise their "natural sovereignty over flood plains", exp...

Guess What The Weather's Going To Be Like This Weekend?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

Communities face fresh misery this weekend as they brace themselves for yet more rain and potential flooding. A combination of rain, high tides and...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Happy Chinese Old Year Deadline Day! Yes, it's the Year Of The Horse - good news for Cameron and Hollande's pub lunch - and we're kicking it off with ...

The Sun Launches 'Prayer Campaign' For Better Weather

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

The Sun is responsible for some of the greatest tabloids headlines in history, like 'It Woz The Sun Wot Won It', Neil Kinnock on a lightbulb, and poss...

More Flood Warnings Issued

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

There's just no respite - some parts of the UK are at risk of flooding due to heavy rain. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning, meaning "be a...

Almost Every Type Of Miserable Weather Forecast For Weekend

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The ongoing rain which has flooded parts of Britain in recent weeks will be joined by freezing temperatures and snow this weekend. Weather experts ...

It's Grim Outside...

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Severe weather warnings remain in place as more heavy rain, strong winds and large waves are expected to cause further coastal flooding. The Met Of...

Rescued Man Defied Police Warnings To Photograph Waves

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A man had to be rescued by lifeboat after he defied police warnings and photographed waves from a harbour jetty. The RNLI were called to rescue the...

Severe Weather - of the Emotional Kind

Karin Sieger | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Some of us have a very delicate, sensitive and finely tuned internal radar that picks up signs of danger. Others are more or less constantly tuned to the 'attack and defense channel', always ready to expect the worse, tense, anxious, highly irritable and stressed. Probably for good reason.

Man Swept Out To Sea During New Year Celebrations

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A man was swept out to sea while celebrating the new year on the beach. The 27-year-old is feared dead after going missing in Cornwall, the day aft...

Britain Braced For Wind And Rain

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Heavy rain and gales of more than 100mph have returned to Britain overnight - just days after the last storm caused Christmas misery for tens of thous...