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The worst storm of the winter could slow Britain's transport infrastructure to a standstill on Monday.
Winds of up to 80mph, rain and hailstones are set to batter the country when an intense low-pressure system reaches its shores from midnight.
Airports and ferry companies warned of possible delays and cancellations, while motoring organisations advised drivers to take care in potentially dangerous conditions. Power supplies could be disrupted, trees uprooted and buildings damaged when the storm takes hold. The Environment Agency has urged people to stay away from coastal areas as the storm brings the risk of high waves and flooding.

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South and west Wales have been warned they will bear the brunt as the biggest storm of winter heads towards the UK.
People in low-lying exposed coastal areas have been urged to stay alert amid fears of flooding and damage.

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The drought is causing underground century-old caves to dry out, cracking columns and stopping stalactite growth.
Jim Hannel, the leaseholder of Princess Margaret Rose Caves in far western Victoria, says that clay below the floor of the cave has dried because the water table has dropped.

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Concerned over the damages caused by floods in urban areas, Indian Meteorological Department has planned to install 55 Doppler Radars across the country.
The announcement was made at the day-long state level conference on "Urban Flooding: Management Issues and Challenges in Cities and Towns of Maharashtra" held here and chaired by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) member and MLA M Shashidhar Reddy.

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Last year was the second warmest on record in the UK, according to figures released by the Met Office.
The average mean temperature across the UK was 9.6C - slightly cooler than in 2006, but continuing the recent trend towards warmer temperatures.
Since UK-wide records began in 1914, nine of the 10 warmest years have happened since 1989.
2007 was no exception despite a natural weather event known as La Nina, which usually reduces global temperatures.
It was one degree above what you would normally expect for the 30-year period from 1971 to 2000.

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Storm set to lash Channel coast
The south coast of England is issued a severe weather warning ahead of winds that are expected to reach 70mph.

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Nearly 55 years ago, the UK suffered one of its greatest peacetime disasters when floods battered the east coast of England, claiming the lives of hundreds of people.
On the night of January 31, 1953 the sea swept up to two miles inland, with huge tides surging down the coast between the Tees and the Thames.
By the morning of February 1, 307 people in English coastal towns and villages had lost their lives. About 24,000 homes were damaged and more than 30,000 people moved to safety.

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Thousands of people in East Anglia have been advised to evacuate their homes amid fears a storm surge from the North Sea will cause severe flooding.
The Environment Agency has warned flood defences in Norfolk and Suffolk may not be able to cope. The storm surge is expected to peak there at 07:00 GMT.

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A 3 meter storm surge is moving down the  North Sea.
The greatest danger is around the low-lying Greater Yarmouth area.
The Thames barrier is to close within the next hour...

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A storm in the North Sea has caused alarm in Britain and the Netherlands, both countries facing the worst flood threat in decades.
Flood defences were put on alert on the entire Dutch coast and flood warnings are in place for the eastern and northern coasts of Britain.
A tidal wave in 1953 killed more than 2,000 people in both countries.

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