A flooded street in Hesse on Sunday. Photo: DPA After strong storms caused streets and cellars to flood in Lower Saxony and Hesse on Sunday, German meteorologists have warned of an extreme weather watch as more thunderstorms and heavy rain are predicted for the southwest of the country on Monday. Around noon, the storm from the northeast will start making its way down to the southwest toward Baden-Württemberg, bringing with it hail and heavy rain throughout the day and into the evening, according to the German Weather Service (DWD). Rain will continuously fall in the Alps and at the western edge of the mountainous range, while temperatures will hover between 15C and 25C. Meanwhile the north and the centre of the country will be sunny and dry on Monday, with temperatures climbing to summer-like highs of between 25C and 29C in some areas. Localized thunderstorms are predicted for the rest of the week at least until Thursday, reports the DWD. Due to the severe weather on … [Read more...] about Extreme weather advisory as thunderstorms to hit southern Germany
Science & Environment By Helen Briggs BBC News 4 May 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43812484 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Extreme weather appears to be disrupting the life cycle of Europe's bats.Scientists were alarmed to find that some bats in Portugal skipped winter hibernation altogether this … [Read more...] about Alarm over extreme weather risks for bats
PUBLISHED: 09:45 19 April 2018 | UPDATED: 10:04 19 April 2018 David Vincent Debenhams, Ipswich. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR Archant Debenhams in trouble - profits plunge nearly 85% after battering from the Beast from the East Debenhams, Arc shopping centre at Bury St Edmunds. Picture: PHIL MORLEY Major high street layer Debenhams - with stores in the heart of Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, is in trouble after the long, hard winter. Debenhams saw its half-year profits plunge nearly 85% after extreme weather brought in by the Beast from the East gouged earnings. The retailer said its bottom-line pre-tax profits fell from £87.8 million to just £13.5 million over the 26 weeks to March 3, having taken a major hit during the final days of the trading period when bad weather forced Debenhams to temporarily close around 100 stores. Snow, ice and cold weather has already been a factor in the failing of the likes of Toys R Us and Maplin; forcing customers to stay at home and … [Read more...] about Debenhams profits plummet after `extreme weather’
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