Weather warning as Atlantic storms to lash Britain

A Storm in Porthcrawl, Wales

A Storm in Porthcrawl, Wales Image by Gareth Thompson / CC BY 2.0
The weather will wreak havoc with Britain this weekend as Atlantic storms head towards Europe. Two rapidly deepening Atlantic storms are due to hit by Friday with winds of up to 80mph expected to batter most of the UK by the end of the week.

Temperatures will alternate between freezing and mild because of an "unusually strong" 230mph jet stream, and several parts of the country can expect sleet as temperatures drop to -4C  with potential snow flurries by the weekend, reports the London Independent.

Earlier this week it was found that 2014 was the hottest year on record with climate change activists blaming the Government for a 'colossal failure' over making global warming a national priority.

The average temperature last year was 9.9C, some 1.1C above the long-term average and eclipsing the previous record set in 2006, according to the Met Office.

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