Last year was tied for the fourth warmest year on record around the world, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which has just released its global temperature figures for 2013.
Parts of the Maritimes could be hit with more than 30 centimetres of snow as a forecasted storm makes its way north from the U.S. eastern seaboard. Environment Canada has issued a blizzard warning for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island for Wednesday.
The best advice for visitors to Britain -- pack an umbrella -- is more vital than ever. Weather scientists said Tuesday that a country that has been unusually soggy in recent years is not likely to dry out soon, and a warm Atlantic Ocean may be to blame.