Welcome to Weekly News! We are so sorry that this is late but it’s up and on the internet now! In this edition you will get a glimpse of Chinese New Year, hear about Ted, Ellie and Jack’s exciting school project and read about an interesting story from somewhere around the world! To start off here is a little bit about Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is a Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is usually referred to as the Spring Festival in modern China, and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia. This year it is on Tuesday 5 February 2019. It is also known as Spring Festival, and is a celebration of it marks the start of the lunar new year, which is when there is the start of a new moon. Next, Ted, Ellie and Jack have recently been working at a stall to raise money for there special school project. Jack wasn’t so sure at first as he is quite lazy, but when he heard it was a bake sale he was over the moon! They really enjoyed baking lots of delicious cakes and cookies. Finally here is a story from somewhere around the world!
Warnings are in place for parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland until Wednesday, and until Friday 1 February for much of England and Wales. As much as 10cm of snow could fall on higher ground with temperatures dropping across the UK. What is a weather warning? The Met Office has different types of weather warnings to make sure that people stay safe when severe weather hits the UK. This can include heavy rain, snow, wind, fog and ice. The warnings have different colours depending on how bad – and potentially dangerous – the weather is. These are yellow, amber and red. What is a red weather warning? Red is the most serious kind of weather warning that the Met Office can issue.It means that it is likely that the weather will cause damage, for example to buildings and roads. People are told to avoid travelling if they can. A red weather warning means it’s expected that there will be problems getting out and about – so buses, trains and flights may be delayed or cancelled altogether. What is an amber weather warning? An amber warning is the next level down from a red warning, so the situation is not quite as severe. Amber means it is quite likely that bad weather will affect people, possibly including travel delays, road and rail closures and power cuts. People should be prepared to change their plans to make sure that everybody stays safe from the impact of the weather. What is a yellow weather warning ?A yellow warning is the one down from amber, so is the least severe warning of the three. It means the weather is likely to have some impact, for example travel disruption. Many people might be able to carry on as normal but others will be directly affected. People are advised to keep an eye on the latest forecast to work out how much they might be impacted, especially if the weather changes or gets worse. Normally the Met Office will put out specific advice or issues to watch out for as part of their weather warnings.