Q&A: Europe's freezing Easter and global warming

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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 12:00 am

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Is it Easter or Christmas? Many Europeans would be forgiven for being confused by winter's icy grip on lands that should be thawing in springtime temperatures by now.

Britain is on track for the coldest March since 1962, according to national weather service the Met Office, which also says daily low temperatures in London are going to remain below freezing through the Easter holiday. The mean temperature in Britain from March 1-26 was 2.5 C (36.5 F) - three degrees below the long-term average.

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