Under normal circumstances, winters in the UK are mild compared to some places on the same latitude. This is because of the jet stream, a warm air mass that travels across the Atlantic Ocean from Mexico to the UK. However, a meteorological event called stratospheric warming disturbed the jet stream — allowing cold winds from Russia to travel as far as the UK. At this time of year, there is normally a polar vortex — a large mass of cold air — in the upper atmosphere, also known as the stratosphere. This vortex is what causes air to usually move from west to east. Sudden stratospheric warming caused a weakening of the jet stream.
Italy earthquake: Life after L'Aquila's heart was ripped out
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Central Italy's devastating earthquake of 24 August will rumble on in the lives of survivors for many years - that is the all-too-painful lesson of the town of L'Aquila. On 6 April , a magnitude 6. Every day a man leaves his flat in the suburb of Sant'Antonio and comes into the town centre to visit his old house, now an abandoned building. He brings food for his two cats and his dog, who have lived there since The quake made 58, people homeless.
Italy earthquake: Death toll passes 240 as rescue efforts continue
What caused the Sulawesi, Indonesian earthquake and what were the effects? On Friday 28th September a magnitude 7. The 7.
In an earthquake struck central Italy with devastating consequences. On 6 April , a magnitude 6. The main shock happened in the early hours of the morning at 3. The earthquake resulted from normal faulting on the northwest-southeast-trending Paganica Fault. It and several neighbouring faults are related to extensional tectonic forces associated with the opening of the Tyrrhenian Basin to the west.