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UK snow forecast: Maps reveal -3C Polar freeze hitting Britain as far south as Cornwall | Weather | News

UK snow forecast: Maps reveal -3C Polar freeze hitting Britain as far south as Cornwall | Weather | News

The UK is set to face below freezing temperatures in the coming weeks after a mild February, according to the latest snow forecast. New weather maps show the -3C cold snap will hit on March 1 – with much of the UK waking up to frost and ice, including areas as far south as Devon and Cornwall. According to the maps from WXCharts, there could also be more flurries to come this year, with numerous areas coated in snow by 12pm on March 1. These areas include the south west of England, including seaside towns stretching along the south coast, as well as Wales, the Midlands, and parts of northern England and Scotland. North Wales will be worst hit, with the possibility of around 2cm of snow falling per hour. A weather system running from Snowdonia is believed to be behind the sudden icy surge. The Met Office previously warned this last-gasp of winter may hit because of “blocked” air currents over Iceland and Greenland. The unusually cold temperatures could be brought on by those …

Tornado warning issued for large part of the UK as 60mph wind forecast | Weather | News

Tornado warning issued for large part of the UK as 60mph wind forecast | Weather | News

A tornado warning has been issued for a large part of the United Kingdom as winds of up to 60mph set to batter the nation. The Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO) has issued the warning until 4pm on Thursday, February 22. It says there could be “isolated” and “brief tornados”. It comes as the Met Office has also issued a number of yellow weather warnings for southern England and parts of Wales. A rain warning covers most of south west England and Wales. While another covers counties such as Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bath, Gloucester, Hertfordshire and the East Anglia region. A third warning, for wind, will cover large parts of the south east including Essex, London, and Hampshire. The TORRO tornado alert meanwhile covers south Wales, East Anglia, southern England, parts of the Midlands and the Channel Islands. It says there could be hail and lightning as well as the winds and tornados. A spokesman said: “A cold front will cross the area overnight and on Thursday, with one or more waves developing along it, …

UK weather: Met Office issues yellow warning with almost three inches of rain forecast | UK News

UK weather: Met Office issues yellow warning with almost three inches of rain forecast | UK News

Nearly three inches of rain could fall over parts of England and Wales on Wednesday, forecasters have warned. A yellow weather warning has been issued for parts of south-west England and Wales from early on Wednesday morning, through to midday. Homes and businesses could be flooded, with some interruption to power supplies and other services, while bus and rail services may also be affected, leading to longer journey times. Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said: “We could see quite widely across western parts of the UK 10 to 20mm (0.4 to 0.8in) of rain. “But over those higher ground spots of parts of Wales, south-west England in particular, we could see 40 to 50mm (1.5 to 1.96in) and then locally 60 or 70mm (2.36 to 2.75in) of rain.” Find out the forecast for where you live Image: A yellow weather warning has been issued for south-west England and parts of Wales. Pic: Met Office He said the heavy rainfall could cause some flooding. “This falling on the back of what has been a wet winter, …

Met Office issues UK long-range forecast that constantly mentions storms, rain and snow | Weather | News

Met Office issues UK long-range forecast that constantly mentions storms, rain and snow | Weather | News

The UK is to see rain and snow in the coming weeks as the Met Office predicts Britain could be blasted by stormy weather. According to the national forecaster’s long-range forecast, the UK will see “rain in most areas” between Saturday, February 24, and Monday, March 4. WXCharts forecasters predict that only Wales and the south-west and east of England will have a chance of avoiding the damp weather, while it says snow is to roll into northern Britain on Monday, February 26. Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast are all predicted to be hit by snow as deep as 10cm. During the period Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham could all see rainfall of up to 5mm per hour. Temperatures across the country during the period are predicted to drop to between 0C and 1C for most of the UK, while northern areas could see the mercury fall below freezing. The Met Office also said in its long-range forecast there was a “small chance” weather could be “quite stormy”. Its forecast for the period read: “It will …

France to cut spending by extra €10B as growth forecast drops – POLITICO

France to cut spending by extra €10B as growth forecast drops – POLITICO

PARIS — The French government said it would reduce spending in 2024 by an extra €10 billion as the French economy is growing slower than expected. “We earn less, we spend less, it’s a rule of common sense,” French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told reporters Monday, citing increased interest rates and geopolitical tensions including the wars in Ukraine and Gaza as reasons for the economic slowdown. Last year, Paris outlined its spending plans for 2024 assuming that the economy would grow by 1.4 percent — an estimate France’s High Council of Public Finances, an independent watchdog, then deemed overoptimistic. Source link

Applied Materials gains on upbeat forecast as rising AI adoption drives chip tools demand

Applied Materials gains on upbeat forecast as rising AI adoption drives chip tools demand

Applied Materials shares rose 13 per cent in premarket trading on Friday after the semiconductor equipment supplier forecast a better-than-expected second quarter on strong demand from customers looking to make AI-enabled chips. The outlook was also supported by improvement in certain electronics end-markets like smartphones and personal computers, and analysts highlighted a diversified portfolio that sets up the company for further gains. “Applied is well-positioned to benefit from multiple upcoming technology inflections that should drive outperformance vs WFE (wafer fab equipment) over the next several years,” said analysts at J.P. Morgan. Applied Materials forecast second-quarter revenue of $6.5 billion, plus or minus $400 million, and adjusted profit per share of $1.79 to $2.15 or the quarter ending April, above market expectations. It also topped expectation for first-quarter revenue. The company’s stock was trading at $212 and on track to hit a fresh record high on Friday, if premarket gains hold. Shares have gained close to 16 per cent this year, as of Thursday close. “Management noted recovery in utilization across leading edge logic and memory …

European weather forecast tech centre to be built in Reading

European weather forecast tech centre to be built in Reading

The Government has been granted planning permission to develop a new cutting-edge headquarters for the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) at the University of Reading. Construction of ECMWF’s sustainable headquarters is scheduled to start towards the end of this year and completion is expected in autumn 2026, after Wokingham Borough Council approved the development at its February 2024 Planning Committee. The new headquarters will be developed by the Government Property Agency’s delivery partners AtkinsRéalis and Mace. It will accommodate up to 300 scientists and staff to support world-leading work on all aspects of weather prediction systems, forecast production, and research into Climate Change. The state-of-the-art facility will support the use of the latest advances made in areas such as data assimilation, earth system modelling, predictability and reanalysis to improve forecasts. With the University’s Department of Meteorology, and parts of the UK Met Office, NERC National Centre for Atmospheric Sciences and NERC National Centre for Earth Observation all currently located within the university, the addition of the new ECMWF HQ will mean Reading will …

Singapore maintains 2024 GDP forecast at 1-3% after economy grew 1.1% last year

Singapore maintains 2024 GDP forecast at 1-3% after economy grew 1.1% last year

SINGAPORE: Singapore has maintained its growth forecast for 2024 at a range of 1 to 3 per cent, as data on Thursday (Feb 15) showed the economy growing slightly slower than expected last year. The economy expanded by 1.1 per cent in 2023, a whisker below earlier government estimates of 1.2 per cent, said the Ministry of Trade and Industry in a quarterly report. For the final quarter of last year, gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 2.2 per cent year-on-year, lower than the projection of 2.8 per cent but accelerating from the 1 per cent growth in the third quarter. On a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted basis, the economy expanded by 1.2 per cent, also missing an earlier forecast of 1.7 per cent, but picking up speed from the 1 per cent growth in the previous quarter. Laying out why it chose to maintain its growth forecast for 2024, MTI noted that Singapore’s external demand outlook has “remained largely unchanged” since its last assessment in November. Growth in the advanced economies, such as the United States …

Heavy rain and flooding forecast for England and Wales | UK News

Heavy rain and flooding forecast for England and Wales | UK News

A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for southwest England and South Wales.  The warning is in place from 11am until 11.59pm on Thursday with the Met Office forecasting that up to 2cm of rain is widely expected, and hilly areas could see up to 4cm. Bus and train services will likely experience delays and flooding on roads will affect drivers, the meteorology service said. Check the weather forecast where you are A second yellow warning for an area around Leicester was also issued, which will run from 2pm on Thursday to 3am on Friday. The Environment Agency has also warned the public to avoid walking, cycling, or driving through floods during the period of heavy rain. X This content is provided by X, which may be using cookies and other technologies. To show you this content, we need your permission to use cookies. You can use the buttons below to amend your preferences to enable X cookies or to allow those cookies just once. You can change your settings at any time …

UK snow: Full list of areas forecast to get it in the UK this week | UK News

UK snow: Full list of areas forecast to get it in the UK this week | UK News

Up to 25cm of snow is forecast in parts of England and Wales for Thursday, according to the Met Office weather forecast. There are two amber weather warnings in place for snow and ice, and five yellow weather warnings for rain, snow and ice across the UK on Thursday, some of which carry over to Friday. The amber weather alerts are for parts of England and Wales while the yellow alerts cover most of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Here’s everything you need to know. What do the warnings mean? The Met Office has said the amber warnings mean there is a “good chance” rural communities are temporarily cut off, while travel delays on roads are likely and could strand some vehicles. Power cuts are possible and mobile phone coverage may be affected. Weather latest: Get lives updates here Delays and cancellations to rail travel are also likely, while untreated pavements and cycle paths are likely to be impassable. Areas covered by yellow warnings for snow and ice could see longer journey times by road …