Record-breaking winter winds have blown large swathes of old Arctic sea ice into warmer waters

Huge swathes of the oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice are at high risk of melting this summer, a new study has warned, after being blown into warmer waters by record-breaking winter winds.  The perennial ice, which is less prone to melting than new ice and has survived for at least one year, helps keep … Read more

The return of WINTER! Arctic winds bring SNOW and -1C up north

Arctic winds battered Britain overnight with thousands waking up to heavy snow, fierce winds and temperatures below freezing.   The bitterly cold weather comes just 24 hours after Britons packed beaches and parks all over the country to bask in warm temperatures of 18C (64.4F) and enjoy the easing of lockdown.  Monday morning temperatures were far … Read more

Drone captures stunning footage of a giant reindeer ‘cyclone’ in the Arctic Circle

Breathtaking drone video taken in the Arctic Circle captured a spellbinding reindeer ‘cyclone.’  When threatened, reindeer will begin to stampede in a circle, making it hard for a predator to find an individual target. In the clip, the herd’s fawns and does are in the middle of the swirl with the bucks running around them … Read more

Snow and gale force winds will hit over Easter weekend as ‘Arctic trough’ follows mini-heatwave

Snow and gale force winds could arrive this weekend as recent sunny weather is replaced with an ‘Arctic trough’ – with temperatures for Monday falling as low as 5C.  The Met Office said that despite the almost record-setting March conditions earlier this week, temperatures would decline steadily and by Monday would struggle to reach double … Read more

Putin hails Russian Navy as three of its nuclear missile submarines smash through Arctic ice

A very cold war: Three Russian nuclear missile-carrying submarines surface in the Arctic Circle in fresh show of strength Three nuclear submarines simultaneously broke through Arctic ice and warplanes flew over the North Pole Russia, the US, Canada, Denmark and Norway have been trying to assert jurisdiction over parts of the Arctic  Putin has beefed … Read more

RAF spy plane ‘monitors Russian war games in Arctic waters’

RAF spy plane ‘monitors Russian war games in Arctic waters’ as Moscow tests new hypersonic missile which it claims ‘hit the bullseye’ Reports say a British spy plane has monitored Russian moves in the Barents Sea   Russia boasted that its new hypersonic missile had ‘hit the bullseye’ in testing 6,100mph Zircon missile was first tested … Read more

Suez Canal: Russia proposes Arctic shipping route as alternative to blocked waterway

Russia has proposed its Arctic shipping route as an alternative to the Suez Canal, which has been blocked since Tuesday.  State-run Russian energy company Rosatum boasted the alternative route has more room to draw rude pictures, in reference to the Ever Given’s penis-shaped water course in the Red Sea.      Eagle-eyed observers noticed the phallic shape … Read more

Russia proposes Arctic shipping route as alternative to Suez Canal and boasts ‘more room drawing’

Russia has proposed its Arctic shipping route as an alternative to the Suez Canal, which has been blocked since Tuesday.  State-run Russian energy company Rosatum boasted the alternative route has more room to draw rude pictures, in reference to the Ever Given’s penis-shaped water course in the Red Sea.      Eagle-eyed observers noticed the phallic shape … Read more

Arctic walrus seen in Wales and Ireland sparks RSPCA interest and coastal watch

Britons are keeping their eye out for a walrus that has twice been spotted in the British Isles after ‘falling asleep on a drifting iceberg’. The Arctic beast has not been seen since yesterday morning – when it was relaxing on a rock in Wales – six days after it was first seen in Ireland. Experts … Read more

Arctic walrus is seen off Welsh coast – after 280-mile swim from Ireland where it was last spotted

An Arctic walrus has been spotted off the coast of South Wales six days after the same creature was seen in Ireland. The RSPCA was called out to check on the welfare of the walrus, which had appeared on the Pembrokeshire coastline.  It was first seen in Wales on Friday, at the bottom of a … Read more