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Hi, I'm Ricky with your Newsround
update for this morning.
Who are you dressing up as?
Some top authors tell
us their World Book Day ideas.
Hi, everyone, Tom Fletcher here.
Hope you're having
a great World Book Day.
But first, the big freeze continues
with many of you waking up
to more snow this morning.
Scotland has seen the worst of it.
The most severe weather warning
is still in place there.
Travel has been disrupted for many -
we're hearing that some people have
been stuck on the roads all night.
But lots of you are
enjoying the weather.
Teachers and students at a school
in Essex had a snowball
fight on a epic scale -
take a look at this.
The headteacher at that school is
called Mr Snow, I kid you not!
It's not just the snow that makes
you feel cold on days like today -
there's also something called
the wind chill factor.
So what is it?
It is absolutely freezing
at the moment but did you know
that the temperature we feel
is different to the actual
temperature of the air around us?
Now, outside the studios
here at newsround it says it's
around -1 degree but it also
says it feels like -7.
Now, that's because of something
called the wind-chill factor.
Weather experts often call
wind-chill of the feels
It's worked out using the air
that's how much water vapour
is in the air, and wind speeds.
All this information is combined
into the science of how heat is lost
from the human body.
So, on a cold, windy day like today,
why does it feel even
colder than it really is?
On a calm day, our
bodies insulate us.
we give off heat so we warm
the air around us.
It's a bit like having a warm force
field or blanket.Bbut
But when it's cold and windy,
the wind hits the face and called
the skin to almost the same
temperature as the air.
It essentially blows the blanket
away so we feel much colder.
So, there you have it, wind-chill.
Pretty cool, eh?
It's so windy!
Next - happy World Book Day!
Lots of you are dressing up today.
But which characters
would famous authors like to be?
They've been telling us.
If I had to dress up
for World Book Day, I have one hero,
a writer and an actor,
I think he's absolutely brilliant
and I would love to wear those big
baggy trousers and tights.
For World Book Day, I'm
dressing up as Harry Potter
with his invisibility cloak.
It's the easiest costume.
It looks like this.
I dressed up as the amazing late,
great Louise Rennison's Georgia
from Angus, Thongs And Perfect
So I dressed up as a huge
stuffed olive and I walked
up and down my street.
One of my favourite characters
is Ratty from Wind In The Willows
because I love the fact he's always
in his little rowing boat,
so I'd quite like to be in a little
rowing boatdressed as Ratty
and reading a book
on World Book Day.
I think I'd probably dressed up
as Matilda simply because,
as far as I can remember,
she always had an armful of books
and I think that's the best way
to go out into the world,
so I'd probably pick her.
I think it would probably be
Batman because Batman
was my all-time hero and probably
is still my all-time hero.
If I could dress up as anyone -
is it supposed to be
someone from a book?
I think so, yes.
Someone must have written a book
about Elizabeth Taylor.
I could dress up as Elizabeth
Taylor, couldn't I?
We can't --
We can't wait to find out who you're
dressing up as today.
Head online to let us
know and send us a snap!
And we'll have two top authors live
here in the studio in half an hour -