Weather news


Lack of rain prompts longer reservoir refill period

The Environment Agency has confirmed plans to extend the refill season for winter storage reservoirs into April. This follows concern that lack of rain over the winter months and possible…


Up to 500,000 cattle die in 'catastrophic' Australian floods

Up to 500,000 cattle are feared dead after floods left parts of eastern Australian under water, swallowing up livestock and farm buildings as the levels rose. Dramatic overhead scenes taken…


Farmers hit the roads to help councils clear snow and ice

Farmers have been out in force across the country helping to grit and clear snow and ice from public roads, as temperatures plunged below freezing. North Yorkshire County Council’s highways…


Impact of 2018's extreme weather on farming still being felt

Farmers across Europe are still feeling the effects of last year's extreme weather – including the impact on feed and fodder availability. An EU-wide barometer measure compiled by farm group…