World temperatures in 2010 may be the warmest on record, the U.K. Met Office said, as it plans to calibrate a decade of data to account for newer sensors.
The U.K. Met Office lowered its forecast for warming temperatures over the next five years, citing natural variability in the global climate.
The death toll in Serbia from the worst flooding seen in 1,000 years has risen to 17 as the capital Belgrade braces itself for a “flood wave.”
The U.K.’s Met Office issued a weather warning today, saying while any snowfall will be light, freezing temperatures and gale force winds will make travelling hazardous across much of Britain.
Flood-stricken England and Wales suffered the wettest winter since at least 1766, according to the Met Office, the government forecaster.
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.
The U.K. should brace for severe storm winds this weekend that may bring down trees and damage buildings, the Met Office said.