Britain Faces Hottest Christmas Ever Recorded, Dust Storm And Blood Rain Forms

Britain could be facing its hottest Christmas EVER as a dust storm from the Sahara brings killer smog and “blood rain”. Asthmatics have been warned to stay indoors – as have people suffering other health problems. A smog alert has been issued for much of the UK as the African sand smothered the land. And Britain could face the warmest December for 70 years as ­temperatures soar to 16C – 10C higher than the average for this time of year. The weather has been so mild that daffodils have been begun flowering as far north as Chester – and hopes of a white Christmas are vanishing. It has been so warm that punters were out on the River Cam in Cambridge, which is normally iced over by now, wearing T-shirts.

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