Snowfall in Antarctic rises – but is it as good as it sounds?

Precipitation over the last 200 years rose by around 10%

Merry Christmas from ELN

Here’s the thing you’ve been waiting for, our Christmas video, see if you can recognise yourself. Wishing you all the best for 2017 Merry Christmas from the ELN team

Blackouts in USA as blizzard Juno hits

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Barmy March snow cuts power to 40,000 Irish homes

Barmy March weather in Northern Ireland has led to power cuts for around 40,000 homes in Belfast while more than 70 schools have been closed because of the storm winds and heavy snow. The power firm Northern Ireland Electricity said storm force winds of up to 55 mph have broken electricity lines and damaged poles […]

Northeast US hit by power cuts

A massive storm in the US is believed to have left around 500,000 homes without electricity over the weekend. Reports claim snow level was up to three feet (0.9m) in some parts of the US and a state of emergency was declared in five states. Hundreds of thousands of homes in the northeast lost power, […]

Householders urged to stock up on heating oil

Householders are being urged to stock up on heating oil now in a new campaign backed by the Government. Initiated by industry and consumer groups, the ‘Buy Oil Early’ campaign is advising people who use heating oil to shop around for the best deal. DECC is also encouraging householders to buy oil as soon as […]

10,000 northern homes without power

Around 10,000 homes in the north east were without power yesterday as a result of the change in weather. Snow and ice brought down power lines, with Northern Powergrid reporting some 200 faults. Temperatures in Scotland are set to drop from record highs last week by up to 20 degrees. Martin Young, Chief Forecaster at […]

Snow causes millions of US homes to lose power

A torrential snowstorm which hit the USA’s east coast has left millions without power and caused several deaths. New Jersey’s Public Service Electric and Gas Company today reported that it is making steady progress restoring power to its 500,000 customers affected by Saturday’s heavy snow that brought trees and power lines. PSE&G says they have […]

Stock up before winter, oil heating homeowners advised

Home owners who heat their property with oil are being advised to stock up now to avoid last minute panic if snow hits this winter. Kent-based heating oil firm Sprint Fuels says that customers should learn from last year’s difficulties, when snowy conditions made it harder for them to deliver to some rural homes. Managing […]

‘White Monday’ fails to break gas demand record

Fears that yesterday’s worsening weather would result in a record-breaking gas glut proved unfounded… just. Demand for gas was 464.8 million cubic metres yesterday, against the record of 465.5 mcm from January 8 this year. The National Grid yesterday issued a ‘gas balancing’ alert over a threat of possible shortages. But a risk analyst has […]