In early February 2020 Britain was battered by Storm Ciara, the strongest storm of the century up to then. Winds reached speeds of 156 km/h, a month and a half’s rain fell in just 24 hours, and 20,000 homes were left without power.
Extreme weather and freak events like this were not new, but they were becoming more common. We put together this quiz all about the weather - you’ll be surprised just how weird it can be!
Do you know the sorts of things which have fallen from the sky, the nickname of the man who has been struck by lightning seven times, the difference between fog and mist or the speed of the strongest winds? Well, we’re about to find out! See if you can reach the sunny score of 10 out of 10, or whether you’ll have to settle for a dreary total. Good luck!
At the time Cambridge held the record for the hottest temperature in the UK of 38.7 °C in 2019. This was broken in the summer of 2022 and will no doubt be broken again as temperatures on Earth continue to rise