Freezing fog will blanket Britain tomorrow, sparking transport chaos on the roads and in the air, forecasters warn. New yellow weather warnings for freezing fog from 4am to 11am have been issued and it's feared the dense fog will cause mayhem - especially at rush hour. "Some dense fog and freezing fog patches on Tuesday morning likely leading to some travel disruption," the Met Office spokesman said. People are being told to expect "slower journey times with delays to bus and train services possible." Meanwhile "there is a chance of delays or cancellations to flights." The worst-affected areas include most of the Midlands, Home Counties and southeast of England. Temperatures in these regions will struggle to exceed 5C. The Met Office warns: "Travelling in fog can be extremely dangerous. Fog can drift rapidly and is often patchy." Advice for road users when travelling in fog Avoid travel if possible Drive very slowly with dipped headlights, full-beam lights reflect off the fog causing … [Read more...] about UK weather forecast: Met Office issues ‘danger to life’ warning for freezing fog
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TEMPERATURES across the UK have taken a tumble today with many of us waking up to sub-zero conditions. We explain what your rights are when it comes to taking a day off work because of the cold weather, and lay out the regulations your employer must follow when temperatures drop. Is it too cold to go into work and is it too cold to work? The Workplace Regulations, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 states employers should "assess risks to health and safety and act where necessary (i.e. if the workplace temperature drops below the minimum guideline or if it is felt the temperature is too high)." If it is safe and reasonable to travel you should head into work. If it is not safe then you should check with your employer and your company handbook. Employees are not automatically entitled to pay if they’re unable to get to work because of bad weather, according to government rights.In reality, even when the weather outside is particularly frightful … [Read more...] about When is it too cold to go to work or school and what temperature does it have to be?
Iceland has long been hailed as one of the best countries to see the Northern Lights . After all, it boasts some breathtaking wintry landscapes for those who want to seek the Aurora in remote settings, while those who prefer a bit of hustle and bustle can spot the lights from capital Reykjavik. As for the best time to see the Northern Lights in Iceland? Visit between September through to March when it's peak Aurora viewing conditions. Of course there's never a guarantee you will see the natural phenomenon, but head to the right hotspots and you'll at least be putting the odds in your favour. To give you a helping hand, we've put together a guide to some of the best places in Iceland for seeing the Northern Lights... 1. Reykjavik What's great about Iceland is that you don't need to go in search of remote landscapes to see the Aurora - capital city Reykjavik can actually be one of the top hotspots. The city's coastal spots can offer some of the best views thanks to the lack of light … [Read more...] about Best places in Iceland to see the Northern Lights from Reykjavik to Asbyrgi Canyon
Vietnam’s rapid development has given rise to a legion of threats to both the quantity and quality of its water sources, according to the World Bank study released this month. The combination of threats, particularly flooding, worsening pollution, and competition among sectors for water in the dry season, could cut GDP by about 6 percent annually by 2035. The impact of polluted water on human health alone could reduce the country’s GDP by 3.5 percent. If this pollution is not handled by 2030, the financial costs will be staggering for Vietnam - $12.4 – 18.6 million a day, the study found. Urban wastewater is expected to account for the majority of effluents (60 percent) over the next 15 years, while industrial wastewater might follow with 25–28 percent and rural wastewater with 12–15 percent. Water treatment is insufficient in Vietnam. The Ministry of Construction statistics show only 46 percent of urban households are connected to drainage systems and a … [Read more...] about World Bank sounds warning about Vietnam’s gloomy water situation
An army recruit's dog was so shocked to see her when she returned from training he didn't know who she was - until he got closer and then leapt into her arms in joy. Janna Berger, 20, left Murphy at her parents house in Salem, Ohio, while she completed her ten weeks of basic army training. By the time she returned on leave her dog, who had taken to sitting outside her bedroom door pining for her return, didn't know who she was. Janna Berger, 20, leaves Murphy at her parents house in Salem, Ohio, while she completes her ten weeks of basic army training. He doesn't recognize her when she returns Ms Berger had lived with Murphy for three years, but by the time she took leave from army training to return home he didn't know who she was RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Teenager, 19, scales neighbour's fence to steal his... EXCLUSIVE: Seinfeld actor Charles Levin's orange Fiat is... Share this article Share The pooch's entire body wriggles with joy as he leaps into Ms … [Read more...] about ‘I was so heartbroken’: Dog owner is devastated after her pet does not recognize her when she comes home from Army training – but then he leaps on her in adorable delayed reaction