FOUR MONTHS OF SNOW?: UK may see harsh winter this December

London – VIJAY SHAH via CONNOR BOYD and Mail Online As autumn officially begins in the United Kingdom, the country has been warned that there is the chance of four months of snow, reports the newspaper Daily Mail. Experts say there could soon be the arrival of wintry conditions set to outclass even the ‘Beast of the East’ phenomenon that has gripped the nation in previous winters. In summer 2018, the country experienced a record-breaking heatwave that lasted three weeks and saw reservoirs and rivers dry out and hosepipe bans instated. Now this winter could see weather records being broken … Continue reading FOUR MONTHS OF SNOW?: UK may see harsh winter this December

NORTH INDIA WINTER RAINS: First showers expected 14 November

New Delhi – VIJAY SHAH via skymetweather.com India’s first band of winter showers are only a weekend away with rain expected to fall over the states of Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan and the capital territory of Delhi, all in northern India, skymetweather.com reported this past Friday.   The first few rains to end the dry season are expected to arrive 14 November, the article by Skymet Weather Services reports, as temperatures have noticeably reduced over much of India’s northern plains. According to Skymet, a westerly disturbance (possibly referring to a depression) will take hold over the northernmost state of Jammu and … Continue reading NORTH INDIA WINTER RAINS: First showers expected 14 November

PHOTO MOMENT: Hold that pose!!

Hold That Pose! pic.twitter.com/OP58AGZDGN c @ZoraidaPalacios #travel #nature #photography — Britannia PR (@Britanniacomms) July 3, 2015   “Hold that pose!” “That’s the trouble about being a squirrel photographer….all my subjects seem a bit nuts!”   ********************** Two red squirrels frolic about in the snow, while one realises her dream of being an ace photographer. The pages of Squirrel Vogue and National Geographic await. This photo comes from the wildlife and travel collection of Zoraida Palacios, who describes herself as a defender and protector of animals. She is also an art lover with a degree in administration. The tweet was created by … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: Hold that pose!!

NORTH LEBANON: Mediterranean region experiences rare snowfall

While falling snow may be a given in the parts of the world furthest from the Equator, a very unlikely place has just experienced its rarest of weather phenomena: crisp, soft, white snowflakes. A report from The Daily Star newspaper in the Mediterranean country of Lebanon has reported that the north of the country, including around the city of Tripoli, has played host to drifts of snow. Several coastal towns and villages have reported snowfall today (Friday 21 November 2014) as they brace themselves for an upcoming weekend storm. The area normally experiences much warmer temperatures of between 25-45 degrees Celsius. The first reports of Lebanese snow came in from … Continue reading NORTH LEBANON: Mediterranean region experiences rare snowfall

ARCTIC WINTER OF 2014: UK set to endure heavy snowfall, polar gales

As the United Kingdom experiences one of its warmest autumns in recorded meteorological history, some forecasters are warning that the winter ahead will be exceptionally harsh. Heavy snow, polar gales, record low temperatures and even blizzards are predicted to strike the entire country as December approaches. The arrival of the super cold weather is expected within weeks, reports the Sunday Express. Meteorologists have warned that the unusually mild autumn, which saw temperatures of 23 degrees Celsius in the London area over Hallowe’en, will make way for a tough winter, with “extreme and potentially devastating weather” causing considerable disruption to daily life, the Sunday Express claims. While the country has been basking in almost late … Continue reading ARCTIC WINTER OF 2014: UK set to endure heavy snowfall, polar gales

HUMOUR MOMENT: Snow-shovelling – There’s no app for that?!!

with Vipul Bhundia (image contributor) Those of you who are currently living or visiting the United States and Canada, or do not live there but have been following the news this past week, are presumably very much aware of the weird weather phenomenon that is gripping the north American continent. A body of extremely bitter cold air from the Arctic tundra has meandered its way down south and has enveloped the continent in very cold temperatures close to -40 to -50 degrees Celsius, coupled with heavy snow drifts. This phenomenon has been referred to by both meteorologists and the news … Continue reading HUMOUR MOMENT: Snow-shovelling – There’s no app for that?!!

HEAR ME ROAR: ‘Beast from the East’ scheduled to make London’s temperature plummet

Londoners have been warned to brace themselves for below-freezing temperatures and the first snows of the new year as an intense cold front from Siberia strikes British shores this coming week.  The front, nicknamed the ‘Beast from the East’ by the popular media, will originate from the Arctic regions of northern Russia and is expected to bring snow flurries, biting cold winds and possibly torrential rainfall to the length and breadth of the UK. Siberia: the extremely cold weather of the Russian tundra will soon be making an appearance in the U.K. While London and much of the South-East is … Continue reading HEAR ME ROAR: ‘Beast from the East’ scheduled to make London’s temperature plummet

ANNOUNCEMENT: HalfEatenMind unveils theme wallpaper for Christmas 2012

By Vijay Shah The festival of peace and goodwill to all men (and women) on Earth is just a couple of weeks away, and already nearly everyone is gearing up for the Christmas season. The stores are awash with fresh plastic trees, mince pies and all manner of various treats and presents for the loved ones. Houses and workplaces up and down the country are being bedecked in tinsel, lights and decorations as people collectively get into the festive spirit. The first snows of December have already fallen here in Stratford, although sadly were early in the morning and did … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: HalfEatenMind unveils theme wallpaper for Christmas 2012