Londoners woke to a hazy cloud of pollution shrouding skyscrapers in its Docklands and City financial districts for a third consecutive day.
U.K. natural gas fell to a three- year low as weather forecasts pointed to higher temperatures this week than previously estimated and demand declined to the lowest level since October.
Dust from the Sahara Desert that’s affecting U.K. air quality will cloud German skies tomorrow and cut reliability of forecasts for solar power generation, according to the weather forecaster MeteoGroup.
Saharan dust blowing in from North Africa is shrouding skyscrapers in London’s financial district, coating residents’ cars and pushing pollution to high levels.
Climbing solar production and a fifth month of warmer-than-average weather for April is poised to put further pressure on power prices in Europe.
Flood-stricken England and Wales suffered the wettest winter since at least 1766, according to the Met Office, the government forecaster.
U.K. mortgage approvals and house- price growth increased to the most since 2007, as the property market continued to accelerate at the start of the year.
The U.K., suffering from floods across the south of the country, had its wettest winter since nationwide records began in 1910, with nine days remaining.
Prime Minister David Cameron said money’s “no object” in tackling the effects of flooding across southern England, as he called off a trip to the Middle East next week to concentrate on the crisis.
Europe faces higher-than-normal temperatures for a fourth month in March, with Atlantic airflow displacing colder air as the winter heating season is coming to an end.