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this is bbc news. i'm sally bundock with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. a federal disaster is declared in kentucky, after the largest outbreak of tornadoes in american history leaves at least 90 dead, across six states. borisjohnson orders an acceleraton of the covid booster programme, to combat a "tidal wave" of omicron. the public are asked to start working from home again. the notorious nigerian crime sydicate with links to more than 10 nation. we have the results of a special 12 month investigation. we meet the scientist trying to create nuclear fusion on an industrial estate in the south of england. max verstappen clinches his first formula one
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world championship, beating lewis hamilton on the last lap of the final race. and the uk's intelligence and cyber agency issues a christmas csard quiz for kids. we'll find out how hard it really is. hello and welcome to the programme. we begin in kentucky where us presidentjoe biden has declared a major federal disaster after a swarm of tornadoes hit the state on friday, killing at least 80 people. —— killing at least 90 people. in all the tornadoes hit six states in the american mid—west, killing at least 90 people. a search for survivors continues, with emergency crews combing through a vast amount of debris.
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the small town of mayfield, kentucky, was the hardest hit. 0ur correspondent nomia iqbal has the latest from there. there were more than 30 tornadoes but one hurtled down a single track of more than 200 miles. it is thought to be the longest path ever taken by a tornado in us history. it flattened many homes, whilst leaving others untouched. in an instant, this small town of mayfield has been almost entirely wiped out. flattened homes are now buried in their own debris, toys and shoes are scattered amongst the twisted metal and shredded trees by a swarm of tornadoes that no—one had prepared for. deeneen is looking for her cousin who lives downtown. everybody�*s cell phone is down and so i get up early and i'm just so nervous, i couldn't sleep. and just to really see — cause i couldn't get through to her yesterday and i drive a school bus
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and everything over there is destroyed — it is just heartbreaking. this is one of the main churches that residents here in mayfield attended. it is about 100 years old and people here tell me it only took around ten seconds for the tornado to blow through and destroy so much of it. some people actually took cover in here on the night that the storms came. nearby churches have opened up their doors to give shelter to those who survived. jerry and his father managed to escape. his mother, who is in a nursing home, is unaware of what has happened. my mother still doesn't know the house has gone and we're not going to tell her. why not? it would break her heart to let her know that the dream house that she designed is gone. an operation is still under way at a candle factory in mayfield. more than 100 workers were on the night shift when the tornado tore through.
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a0 people managed to make it out. in the state of illinois an amazon factory is looking for its missing employees. the amazon founder, jeff bezos, pledged to offer support. the governor here in kentucky says this is the deadliest tornado event the state has ever had. president biden has signed a federal emergency disaster declaration to help this state and others ravaged by the storms. nomia iqbal, bbc news, kentucky. all adults in england will now be offered a boosterjab by the end of the month, as the prime minister, borisjohnson, warns a "tidal wave" of 0micron covid cases is on the way. anyone over 18 can get a third dose at a walk—in clinic from today, and the booking system opens on wednesday. it comes as people in england are advised to work from home if they can, in a bid to slow the spread of the 0micron variant. here's our political
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correspondent chris mason. the countdown to the new year might look rather like these — queueing for a booster. the prime minister wants to massively accelerate the delivery of vaccine shots because... i delivery of vaccine shots because. . ._ delivery of vaccine shots because... . . ., ., because... i am afraid we are now facing — because... i am afraid we are now facing an _ because... i am afraid we are now facing an emergency - because... i am afraid we are | now facing an emergency with our battle with the new variant, 0micron, and we must urgently reinforce our wall of vaccine protection to keep our friends and loved ones safe. here is a sense of the scale of what he is able to achieve. to offer everyone a booster by the end of the month means giving i million doses a day every day until the end of the year. at the moment, around half a million doses are given a day, to achieve this doubling will come at a cost, with other non— covid related healthcare being put off. covid related healthcare being ut off. , .,
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put off. this will require an extraordinary _ put off. this will require an extraordinary effort - put off. this will require an extraordinary effort and, l put off. this will require an | extraordinary effort and, as put off. this will require an - extraordinary effort and, as we focus on boosters, and to meet these new target achievable, it would be some other appointments will need to be postponed until the new year but if we don't do this now, the wave of 0micron could be so big that cancellations and disruptions, like the loss of cancer appointments, will be even greater next year. find even greater next year. and behind this. _ even greater next year. and behind this. , _ even greater next year. and behind this. , his— even greater next year. and behind this. , his conclusion was simple and stark... so let's do — was simple and stark... so let's do it. _ was simple and stark... so let's do it. let's _ was simple and stark... sr let's do it. let's get boosted now, for yourself, for your friends and yourfamily, now, for yourself, for your friends and your family, get boosted to protectjobs and livelihoods across this country, get boosted now to protect our nhs, our freedoms and our way of life, get boosted now.— and our way of life, get boosted now. ., ., ., ., ,, , boosted now. national addresses like this from _ boosted now. national addresses like this from a _ boosted now. national addresses like this from a prime _ boosted now. national addresses like this from a prime minister. like this from a prime minister are pretty rare and they have two consequences. firstly, they grab attention but secondly
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they remove the opportunity for scrutiny, for questions. is the planet realistic? will it been more restrictions are coming? labourfor now at more restrictions are coming? labour for now at least backing the government. it labour for now at least backing the government.— the government. it has got to be a big national— the government. it has got to be a big national effort. - the government. it has got to be a big national effort. all. be a big national effort. all of us have got a part to play and it is crucial that, despite people's anger or frustration with the prime minister, justifiable anger and frustration with the prime minister, we put that to one side in the effort to get the vaccine booster out and a success. vaccine booster out and a summ— vaccine booster out and a success. ., ., ., , ., , success. tomorrow the promise i will seek and _ success. tomorrow the promise i will seek and secure _ will seek and secure parliamentary approval for the introduction of so—called plan b in england. the ready announced step up of measures to try to reduce the spread of the virus. the question now is how soon? — that there might be talk of a plan c. chris mason, bbc news. we will have more on today's
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work from home new advisory later in the programme. 0ther later in the programme. other countries in europe are following suit already, so all that to come a little later. an exclusive bbc investigation has revealed a notorious nigerian crime mafia has links to more than 10 countries around the world. black axe, which has been accused of brutal murders, rapes and torture across nigeria, is connected to global organised crime involving multi—million dollar internet fraud. the bbc�*s peter macjob has spent the last 12 months investigating the gang for the bbc africa eye investigation team. a warning: this film contains images some may find distressing. this is one of nigeria's largest dumps.- this is one of nigeria's largest dumps. this place is incredible. _ largest dumps. this place is incredible. we _ largest dumps. this place is incredible. we are - largest dumps. this place is
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incredible. we are literally i incredible. we are literally travelling _ incredible. we are literally travelling over _ incredible. we are literally travelling over of - incredible. we are literally travelling over of raw - incredible. we are literally i travelling over of raw sewage but this is the only way we can access black axe. members are forced to swear an oath of secrecy. they are punished if they break the rules. but they are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people. black axe has connections in more than ten countries in europe, africa, north america and asia. but who are they and who is behind them? ., ., , them? some had their heads decapitated _ them? some had their heads decapitated and _ them? some had their heads decapitated and their- them? some had their heads| decapitated and their genitals out of... . . decapitated and their genitals out of... , , ., ., out of... this is the heartland ofthe
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out of... this is the heartland of the black _ out of... this is the heartland of the black axe _ out of... this is the heartland of the black axe mafia. - out of... this is the heartland of the black axe mafia. , - of the black axe mafia. , benin. it was here where black axe first emerged. it has grown into one of the most feared crime syndicate in the world. in your days as a member, what was your role? i in your days as a member, what was your role?— was your role? i was the butcher _ was your role? i was the butcher stop _ was your role? i was the butcher stop what - was your role? i was the butcher stop what was i was your role? i was the i butcher stop what was the was your role? i was the - butcher stop what was the job of the butcher? to butcher stop what was the “0b of the butcher?d of the butcher? to eliminate. doctor stone _ of the butcher? to eliminate. doctor stone who _ of the butcher? to eliminate. doctor stone who is - of the butcher? to eliminate. doctor stone who is now - of the butcher? to eliminate. . doctor stone who is now working elsewhere says the x—men have infiltrated all levels of nigerian society. —— axemen. army, navy, air force. in the judiciary. army, navy, air force. in the judiciary-— judiciary. the bbc has been liven judiciary. the bbc has been given thousands _ judiciary. the bbc has been given thousands of - judiciary. the bbc has been i given thousands of documents that appear to back up allegations that politicians are involved. this is a member
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of the ruling party in nigeria. the evidence suggest he was once the head of black axe and orchestrated millions of dollars of internet fraud. he is the head _ dollars of internet fraud. he: is the head of a criminal organisation. that is a scandal that he can run for politics. this man is the source of the linked data. he hides his identity for safety. i have received _ identity for safety. i have received 300 _ identity for safety. i have received 300 different i identity for safety. i have received 300 different in| identity for safety. i have i received 300 different in one year. these people are capable of the most horrific crimes. the f the irs and more than 35 black axe in the us and south africa, charged with multimillion dollar internet fraud. the black axe are no longerjust a nigerian gang, the criminal organisation has gone global. peter macjob, bbc news. benin. the programme is
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available on iplayer and more on our website. stay with us on bbc news, still to come: we'll be trying to crack the christmas card puzzle set by the uk's intelligence and cyber security agency. saddam hussein is finished because he killed our people, our women, our children. the signatures took only a few minutes, but they brought a formal end to 3.5 years of conflict — conflict that has claimed more than 200,000 lives. before an audience of foreign leaders, the presidents of bosnia, serbia and croatia put their names to the peace agreement. the romanian border- was sealed and silent today. romania has cut itself off i
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from the outside world in order to prevent the details i of the presumed massacre in timisoara from leaking out. from sex at the white house to a trial for his political life — the lewinsky affair tonight guaranteed bill clinton his place in history, as only the second president ever to be impeached. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: a federal disaster is declared in kentucky — after the largest outbreak of tornadoes in american history leaves at least 90 dead, across six states. borisjohnson has ordered an acceleration of the covid booster programme to combat a tidal wave of 0micron. the public have been asked to start working from home again. now, you may have thought that the hottest place in the solar system is the sun.
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well, not anymore it's actually on an industrial estate in the south of england. or at least it is every time a nuclearfusion reactor there is fired up. fusion reactions are actually what power the sun, and scientists have been trying for decades to recreate them here on earth to try to generate low carbon electricity. 0ur climate editor justin rowlatt reports. in this non—descript warehouse building they have constructed a state—of—the—art react designed to recreate the fusion forces that power the sun itself. nuclearfusion is the holy grail of low carbon energy because it has the potential to generate so much power. industrial scale fusion would crack the energy challenge. we could solve time a change and transform the world economy. but harnessing the son of�*s
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power here on earth is not easy. it involves fusing atoms to fuse together creating helium along with huge amounts of energy. it means heating hydrogen to incredible temperatures while using superpowerful magnets to hold the reaction in place. the technology is improving and investment money is pouring into private fusion projects like these all around the world. , ,, , world. so when i press this button. — world. so when i press this button. we _ world. so when i press this button, we arm _ world. so when i press this button, we arm and - world. so when i press this button, we arm and fire i world. so when i press this| button, we arm and fire the reaction. 3 button, we arm and fire the reaction-— button, we arm and fire the reaction-_ it i reaction. s t 40 arming. it will pass — reaction. s t 40 arming. it will pass 140,000 - reaction. s t 40 arming. it will pass 140,000 amps i reaction. s t 40 arming. itj will pass 140,000 amps of electricity into the gas. it takes the temperature of the hydrogen to 50 million degrees centigrade, three times as hot as the heart of the sun. it is
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not a question _ as the heart of the sun. it is not a question of— as the heart of the sun. it is not a question of is, - as the heart of the sun. it is not a question of is, it i as the heart of the sun. it is not a question of is, it is i as the heart of the sun. it is not a question of is, it is a l not a question of is, it is a question of when. we will crack it. the answer is out there right now with mother nature. we have to find the key and unlocked the safety of that solution. it unlocked the safety of that solution. . unlocked the safety of that solution. , ., solution. it will be found. he exects solution. it will be found. he exnects the _ solution. it will be found. he expects the first _ solution. it will be found. he expects the first commercial| expects the first commercial reactors to be operational by early 2030 and says we could be making tea using electricity generated from fusion in the uk by the end of that decade. that would be a huge development for humanity, creating our own galaxy of tiny sons here on earth holds out the prospect of a virtually unlimited supply of clean, secure and very cheap energy. so here is hoping the industrial estate health solve this incredible challenge.
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who watched the formula 1? time for all the sports news. hello, i'm tulsen tollett and this is your sports news where we start with formula 1, and after a drawn out procedure, red bull's max verstappen was crowned as the new world champion, although mercedes intend to appeal one of two protests that were dismissed. lewis hamilton, who was searching for a record 8th world title, had appeared in control of the race and on course for the championship himself, despite controversy on the first lap, until a late safety car which allowed the 24—year—old dutchman to snatch the race on the final lap for a maiden title. everyone's ready to go home, like, a miracle happened. the gods new macs deserved it this year, they really did. to gods new macs deserved it this year, they really did.— year, they really did. to have those five — year, they really did. to have those five cars _ year, they really did. to have those five cars left _ year, they really did. to have those five cars left through . those five cars left through and — those five cars left through and bringing max to the last, ridiculous. just horrible
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watching it like that. real madrid are top of the league in spain after a 2—0 win over their city rivals atletico. it was real�*s 10th win in a row in all competitions and moves them eight points clear at the top of the table. top scorer karim benzema opened the scoring with marco asensio adding a second. defending champions atletico, are now 13 points behind real, who've only lost twice in 23 games since carlo ancelotti replaced zinedine zidane. in italy, lautaro martinez scored twice and missed a penalty for inter milan as they moved top of serie a. after their neighbours ac milan slipped up the day before inter were in a positive frame of mind at the san siro and beat cagliari 4—0. leicester city were 4—1winners in the premier league as they bounced back from their europa league exit. making his first start in the league since early december, youri tielemans scored twice as brendan rodgers's side moved up to eighth in the table after only a second victory in seven league games. elsewhere crystal palace beat everton and west ham
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drew at burnley. bayern munich remain second in the women's bundesliga after being held to a 1—1 draw by turbina potsdam. the hosts dominated and selina churchey came close before putting her side ahead on the half hour mark. bayern drew level moments after the break with giulia gwinn converting from the penalty spot. australia'sjosh hazlewood will miss the second ashes test against england in adelaide after being ruled out with a side injury. the pace bowler picked up the problem during the 9 wicket win over england in brisbane but does remain a chance of playing in the third test in melbourne, starting on the 26th of december. in the nba — the milwaukee bucks take on the boston celtics looking for a third successive road win. the reigning champions saw off the new york knicks 112—97 at madison square garden on sunday with two—time mvp giannis antetoukonmpo starring with 20 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds while khris middleton topped the scoring with 24 points for the wisconsin side.
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to cyclocross, where thejumbo visma rider wout van aert won his first event of the season at the world cup snow race in italy. this van aert producing a dominating display — despite falling off his bike on his way to the finish line and overtaking belgian compatriot michael vanthourenhout who finished second with the olympic champion tom pidcock in third. fem van empel held off late efforts from dutch compatriot marianne vos to win her career first world cup race. the 19—year—old had led from the start but was overtaken by a fighting vos on the final stretch, before vos hit a post and crashed, allowing van empel to ride to victory. you can get all the latest sports news at our website — that's bbc.com/sport. but from me tulsen tollett
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and the rest of the team, that's your sports news for now. now, gchq, the uk's intelligence and security organisation — is challenging young people to discover their inner intelligence 0fficer. it's all part of a recruitment drive as agencies worldwide look to modernise. well, this year, what is their secret weapon? it would seem it's their christmas card. 0ur reporter mark lobel joins me now and i'm just being told i may be put on the spot. firstly though, what's this all about? this is partly fun. it is christmas _ this is partly fun. it is christmas so - this is partly fun. it is christmas so we i this is partly fun. it is i christmas so we wanted to this is partly fun. it 3 christmas so we wanted to bring some tinsel onset. i decided not to wear it because of another related government investigation. christmas quiz. we have a route off instead who is exporting it rather beautifully. a big thanks to our colleagues who provided
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rudolph with, i don't know, i think he has the poise and where is the tinsel test anyway. there is this intelligence gathering unit in the uk to make a safe and detectors from crime and hostile states and terrorists, gchq, and they are involved in a recruitment drive. this is something i was discussing a little earlier with our colleague david eades, when this happened. did you ever consider this as a career? laughs. i wasn't inspecting that question —— expecting. finally enough, at university, i was vetted. the things we are learning about david eades, not only did he dance with sophie ellis bextor. ~ ., he dance with sophie ellis bextor._ no, i he dance with sophie ellis| bextor._ no, it bextor. would you? no, it didn't cross _ bextor. would you? no, it didn't cross my _ bextor. would you? no, it didn't cross my mind i bextor. would you? no, it didn't cross my mind and i bextor. would you? no, it i didn't cross my mind and they didn't cross my mind and they didn't knock on my door to vet me anyway. irate didn't knock on my door to vet me anyway-— me anyway. we are seeing it with the potentially - me anyway. we are seeing it with the potentially non- i
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with the potentially non— binary bond. and also explaining why they use green ink. gchq, using theirsecret weapon, christmas card. they are using a science and maths quiz. they say this is something adults should test themselves to see whether they are up to it. can you see where i am going? i are up to it. can you see where i am going?— i am going? i am worried already — i am going? i am worried already because - i am going? i am worried already because i - i am going? i am worried already because i have i i am going? i am worried | already because i have an i am going? i am worried i already because i have an arts brain, not a science brain. start the music, please. dramatic music. here are three let —— six letters... the question is which letter comes next. �* question is which letter comes next. . ., question is which letter comes next. �* ., ., question is which letter comes next. . ., ., ., ~ , , next. a. come on, mark, surely, surely our _ next. a. come on, mark, surely, surely our intelligence _ next. a. come on, mark, surely, surely our intelligence service i surely our intelligence service needs more skilled people than that. . . needs more skilled people than that. , , ., ., that. this is not the next one but let me — that. this is not the next one but let me quickly _ that. this is not the next one but let me quickly give i that. this is not the next one but let me quickly give you i that. this is not the next one i but let me quickly give you the next one. m a n w 0 n. walking
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in the air? we're walking in the air? a clue, there? come on, the air? a clue, there? come on. please- _ the air? a clue, there? come on, please. i'm _ the air? a clue, there? come on, please. i'm too _ the air? a clue, there? come on, please. i'm too busy i on, please. i'm too busy thinking about my business interviews. bella makes element oh of course. focus on the black writing on the white stripe. clue.— stripe. clue. reading the initials spells _ stripe. clue. reading the initials spells the - stripe. clue. reading the| initials spells the answer. stripe. clue. reading the i initials spells the answer. the initials spells the answer. the initials but — initials spells the answer. the initials but which _ initials spells the answer. the initials but which initials? try all the initials. start with the first word.- try all the initials. start with the first word. the one in the circles? _ with the first word. the one in the circles? no, _ with the first word. the one in the circles? no, just - with the first word. the one in the circles? no, just the i with the first word. the one in the circles? no, just the one i the circles? no, 'ust the one on the strap. i
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the circles? no, 'ust the one on the strap. goi the circles? no, just the one on the strap. go for- the circles? no, just the one on the strap. go for it. i the circles? no, just the one on the strap. go for it. start| on the strap. go for it. start with clue. just go with the initials. c, h, r, i. what do you get? initials. c, h, r, i. what do vou get?— initials. c, h, r, i. what do you get?— initials. c, h, r, i. what do ou net? ., initials. c, h, r, i. what do you get? i you get? go on, you tell me. i think people — you get? go on, you tell me. i think people at _ you get? go on, you tell me. i think people at home - you get? go on, you tell me. i think people at home were i think people at home were shouting it out.— think people at home were shouting it out. where, where? you can see shouting it out. where, where? you can see i shouting it out. where, where? you can see i am shouting it out. where, where? you can see i am definitel shouting it out. where, where? you can see i am definitel not you can see i am definitely not a candidate for the secret service which i knew initially. this one you will get. it is premier league teams. the aim of this is to work out which word the? signifies that all of them relate to. any full circle. can you find the name of a premier league team. you 'ust said of a premier league team. you just said it- _ of a premier league team. you just said it. leeds _ of a premier league team. you just said it. leeds is _ of a premier league team. wi. just said it. leeds is the right one so you found the word
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which is, you said it. united, exactly. which is, you said it. united, exactl . . which is, you said it. united, exactl . , ., ., exactly. there is more at the christmas — exactly. there is more at the christmas challenge, - exactly. there is more at the christmas challenge, gchq. | exactly. there is more at the | christmas challenge, gchq. i failed miserably. iwill christmas challenge, gchq. i failed miserably. i will be back with the business stories, i can do that. i will see you soon. hello there. it was noticeably mild today right across the country, but particularly so for england and wales. now, we look to the north—west through this evening and overnight. this deep area of low pressure — small system but very vigorous, passing to the north—west of the uk — will bring a spell of gales to northern ireland and in towards scotland as well. stormy conditions for the hebrides and the northern isles, perhaps severe gales for a time, some blustery showers. it will turn a bit drier here by the end of the night but for england and wales, it'll stay cloudy with outbreaks of rain, certainly through wales and into the midlands. mild in the south — double figure values here. a little bit cooler further north. and that's how things look into monday. we hold on to the cloud for large parts of england and wales. we'll continue with this persistent rain as well for parts of wales,
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the midlands, into northern england. some areas pretty wet all day. brightest weather will be across scotland and northern ireland. a few blustery showers, wintry on the hills, it will be milder, though, across the south. single figures across the north. that weather front for england and wales clears away into tuesday. high pressure begins to build in here. it stays unsettled over the northern half of the country — lots of isobars and weather fronts. so windy for scotland and northern ireland and some rain, particularly for the north and the west of scotland. england and wales, though, closer to that area of high pressure, should be largely dry. some cloud around but also some good spells of sunshine. those temperatures will be around orjust a little above the seasonal norm. so as we head out of tuesday into wednesday, we continue with that area of high pressure across the south of the country so here, settled with light winds. still quite windy across the northern half of the country with further outbreaks of rain, thanks to that weather front. so, some wet weather northern ireland, certainly for northern and western scotland, maybe a little bit of brightness at times. it stays windy here.
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lighter winds in the south. again, variable cloud, some good spells of sunshine. those temperatures perhaps a little bit higher again — double figure values for most — and i've also got to emphasise nights will be much milder as well — frost—free for most of us. then beyond wednesday, we see this area of high pressure we think start to really take its force across the uk and that'll push the weather fronts away from the north and it'll be sitting on top of the by friday and into the following weekend, so it means winds will turn very light. so, there's a chance it turns really grey and gloomy by the end of the week. turning a bit colder as well as we head on into the new weekend and we will see some problems with mist and fog.
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