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London Environment Assembly meets today to discuss London's extreme weather

London's changing climate will mean higher risks of winter floods and summer heatwaves - and the Capital must be ready for it. That's what London's Assembly's Environment Committee will be meeting today at City Hall to discuss. According to studies London will see summer heatwaves, wetter and warmer winters with cold snaps in the coming years. Experts on weather, transport and climate will all gather today to discuss options for London's changing weather.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 9 October from 10.00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen's Walk, London SE1). Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.


Snow warning for London and parts of the South East

The Met Office is warning snow may fall on parts of London and the South East by the end of the week.


Odds on white Easter "lowest ever"

A frozen statue in Trafalgar Square in February 2013 Credit: Dominic Lipinski /PA Wire

Bookmaker William Hill says it's seeing a flurry of bets on a white Easter, and is now offering the shortest price in the history of weather betting.

The odds on snow falling in London on Easter Sunday are now just 2/1, down from 16/1 three weeks ago. It's now offering 25/1 that snow will fall in London on the day of the boat race.

The bookmaker has closed betting on a freezing temperature being recorded on the mainland on Easter Sunday, saying it's become "a virtual certainty"

Icy weather causes travel woes

What spring? Visitors to London are experiencing icy blasts Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Train passengers battling the icy blasts to get to work endured more travel misery today.

At Wimbledon in south west London speed restrictions of 5mph had to be imposed, with a number of South West Trains services cancelled and others being altered.

An electrical supply problem meant buses had to run between Oxted in Surrey and East Grinstead/Uckfield in Sussex and there were delays to services between Hurst Green and East Croydon.

Over-running engineering work meant there were delays through Selhurst station in south east London and the same problem meant disruption to East Coast and First Capital Connect services to and from King's Cross station in London.

Replacement buses had to run between New Barnet and Alexandra Palace in north London and journey times in and out of King's Cross were being extended by up to an hour.

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