Huge 40ft waves hammer against the side of Tynemouth light house, Tuesday February 28, 2006. An Arctic blast swept across Britain today with a deluge of snow in northern parts of Scotland and England. Blizzards hit northern Scotland overnight while heavy snow fell in parts of northern and eastern England, in particular Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. See PA story WEATHER Snow. PRESS ASSOCIATION photo. Photo Credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA.
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Heatwave in the UK
People at Brighton beach enjoy the end of the weekend near to Brighton Pier. 20/03/04: According to research, South West England is the most popular destination for Britons taking a holiday, but northern city dwellers prefer Wales and Londoners escape to the South Coast. A report by teletextholidaysshowed that the pleasures of Blackpool, Brighton and Bournemouth were proving increasingly popular with Britons. 29/06/2004: Britons are bashful about stripping off on UK beaches, a survey revealed Tuesday June 29, 2004. When it comes to baring all, 52% of respondents said they would not feel confident stripping down to their swimsuits on a beach in the UK, although they would abroad. Only 22%. 10/08/2004 Torrential rain and storms continued to bring misery to much of Britain Tuesday August 10, 2004, a year to the day after temperatures reached a record breaking high amid glorious sunshine. The deluge which brought flash flooding and dangerous levels of surface water on roads was in stark contrast to the baking 38.1C (100.6F) enjoyed in Gravesend, Kent, on this day last year during a record a breaking spell of dry, sunny weather.
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Weather - Boscastle floods
Emergency services at the scene after a wall of water tore through the picturesque tourist spot of Boscastle in north Cornwall. A massive rescue operation is continuing at the flood-ravaged coastal village as Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott was on his way to offer support.
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