Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower And Brocolli Shortage Hits UK
This could either be great news or terrible news, depending on your personal taste. The UK is set to be hit by a shortage of 'brassicas' - that means things like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and even Brussels sprouts, for those of you who were wondering where that was going.
Thanks to recent heavy rain, growing conditions for the vegetables haven't been ideal. The best bit of everyone's Christmas dinner - the Brussels sprout - might be at risk after a 6in deluge in one June week hit crops in Lincolnshire, warn farmers. That is just no good.
Single or large cauliflowers seem to be showing as 'currently unavailable' on Tesco's online site - which, along with Sainsbury's, has only organic ones on sale.
British Growers Association boss Jack Ward said: "Some producers had a year's work destroyed in that one week of rain.
"The shortage of cauliflowers could last for another three weeks, possibly extending to broccoli.
"The unprecedented rain affected lots of young plants, so problems with brassicas across the board are likely into winter."
We're not yet sure if this will affect prices - IMAGINE.
But don't panic just yet, in what you could call a Christmas miracle, summer weather may still return to the UK.
Although it hasn't been able to make its mind up over the last few months - in February (y'know, one of the months that usually involve a bit of snow) you'll remember that we experienced warm weather which was put down to 'human driven climate change'.
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Then came the storms, then we had the hottest day ever recorded in UK history in July, then more bad weather followed. Well, now it looks like the sun could be set for a comeback as the UK could be on track to experience the effects of an Asian super-storm within 10 days.
According to Liam Dutton, weather presented for Channel 4 News, Asia will be experiencing 'Tropical Storm Krosa' which was previously classified as a 'typhoon'.
A look at how a typhoon over Asia may bring summer weather back to the UK in around 10 days. pic.twitter.com/g0vQV5OCSc
- Liam Dutton - Weatherman (@liamdutton) August 13, 2019
It is believed that it will travel over Japan and towards far east Russia. Liam says that then it will 'bump into the jet stream high up in the atmosphere'.
In a video posted on his YouTube channel, he explains: "This will send a ripple eastwards along the jet stream, like what happens when you flick a skipping rope.
"If you look closely, you can see this ripple in the jet stream travel across the ocean to the US. The ripple then travels onwards to above the Atlantic Ocean, pushing the jet stream north of the UK."
He goes on to explain that if the jet stream moves north of the UK, it will bring high pressure which would, in turn, bring settled weather for the end of August.
Christmas might be saved after all, LADs.
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