28/02/2018 Newsround


28/02/2018

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Hi, I'm Martin, with your Newsround

udpate, and we're talking

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about the freeezing temperatures

that have hit the UK.

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But it looks like those

of you in Scotland will be

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seeing the worst of it.

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A red weather warning

has been issued.

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Here's more.

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At the moment, most

of the UK looks like this.

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It's cold, it's windy and it's

covered in the white stuff.

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Lots of you guys have been

enjoying the snow...

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THEY SCREAM

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And in some places, there's

going to be a whole lot more of it.

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A red warning has been issued

in Scotland by The Met Office,

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who monitor the weather.

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That's very rare.

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It's the first time in five years

that one's been issued for snow.

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It's this area called

the central belt -

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from Edinburgh to Glasgow -

that's been affected by the warning.

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It means that problems

like power cuts are expected.

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Weather experts want people to take

care to stay safe in the snow.

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At least 400 schools were shut

in Scotland this morning and,

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with more snow to come,

there'll be plenty of time to make

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snow angels tomorrow.

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My hat came off!

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It wasn't just Scotland that saw

schools close today.

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Kids around the country had a bonus

day off because of the bad weather.

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Here's what some of

you have getting up to.

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Hi, we're Isla, Jess

and Campbell, and we're from...

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The Isle of Scotland!

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And we're off school

today, and we're going...

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Sledging!

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THEY SCREAM.

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Hi, my name is Harriet,

and I live in Bolton.

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It's freezing cold.

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There's only been a little bit

of snow, but I'm lucky

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because my school's been open.

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It's minus five degrees.

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Today, school is closed,

so I'm going to do snow angels.

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And snowballs.

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And snowmen.

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We're not at school.

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We're from Edinburgh.

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It's snowing today.

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We went sledging today.

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Hi, my name is Abby,

and I'm six years old.

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I'm from Glasgow.

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My school was closed,

so I get to play in the...

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snow!

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I'm going to make a snow angel.

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Well, that lot were

wrapped up to stay warm.

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But it's not just the snow

that makes you feel cold

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on days lilke today -

there's also something called

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the wind chill factor.

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Sounds interesting.

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So what is it?

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It is absolutely freezing

at the moment, but did you know

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that the temperature we feel

is different to the actual

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temperature of the air around us?

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Now, outside the studios

here at Newsround, it says it's

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around minus one degrees,

but it also says it

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feels like minus seven.

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Now, that's because of something

called the wind-chill factor.

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Weather experts often call

wind-chill the 'feels

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like' temperature.

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It's worked out using the air

temperature, humidity -

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that's how much water vapour

is in the air - and wind speeds.

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All this information is combined

with the science of how heat is lost

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from the human body.

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So, on a cold, windy day like today,

why does it feel even

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colder than it really is?!

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On a calm day, our

bodies insulate us.

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We give off heat, so we warm

the air around us.

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It's a bit like having a warm

force field, or blanket.

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But when it's cold and windy,

the breeze hits the face and cools

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the skin to almost the same

temperature as the air.

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It essentially blows the blanket

away, so we feel much colder.

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So, there you have it, wind-chill!

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Pretty cool, eh?

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Woo!

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It is so windy! Help!

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This pair is having a great time

exploring his snowy enclosure at

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Chester Zoo. Animals like this tiger

braved the weather to get fresh air

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and some decided to see what it

tasted like. Why not?

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Remember, there's loads more

from Newsround online.

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Head there to try out our snowy

quiz, and take part in our vote

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to choose the worst book baddie

for World Book Day.

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That's your lot for today.

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Have a good one!

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