well of cloud further eastwards as well so some of cloud further eastwards as well so some fairly dismal conditions out there. lunchtime brought thick cloud gci’oss there. lunchtime brought thick cloud across shropshire. the rain is not far away for many eastern areas and it will continue its progress eastwards and combined with the strong winds, fairly atrocious conditions just strong winds, fairly atrocious conditionsjust in time strong winds, fairly atrocious conditions just in time for rush hour. it is relatively mild today compared with yesterday but the rain keeps coming as we go through this evening as well. there is a concern. it doesn't take a lot to get standing water on the faster route so standing water on the faster route so that could be treacherous if you are travelling. the rain clears elsewhere but it could be the early hours before we say goodbye to it gci’oss hours before we say goodbye to it across kent and essex. largely frost free except for in northern ireland with the potential for icy patches. sunny spells and scattered showers tomorrow, more so in the morning for england and wales and the afternoon
for scotland and northern ireland. the timing of these showers quite tricky. temperature down again because it is slightly colder air. as we head to the weekend it will feel colder but it should be and brighter. high pressure, he really quite intense area of high pressure, something we have not seen a lot of this winter so far. it coincides with the we cancelled although it is a widespread frost is that we will be rewarded with some clear skies. temperatures will not get even to average for the time of year but with the lighter winds foremost and the sunshine i am sure that will compensate. another chilly crisp start on sunday, bear in mind we have a lot of moisture around at the moment so at the moment it looks like frosty mornings over the weekend. widespread frost sunday morning and temperatures recover in that hopefully strengthening january
sunshine. we are going to pick up more moisture as we go towards the start of the week so although another dry, crisp, sunny day for the most part on sunday, monday we could pick up on a few more folk problems as we head into the morning rush and a few issues over the weekend but frosty mornings and fine days. a reminder of our top story... the duke of sussex makes his first public appearance since announcing he and meghan will be stepping back from front line royal duties. sir david attenborough warns the time has come for life or death decisions on climate change. we have been putting things off and seeing if we do it within 20 years... the moment of crisis has come.
that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon. it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. we start with cricket. england made a strong in south africa before losing their openers after lunch on the opening day of the third test in port elizabeth. joe root won the toss and chose to bat withdom sibley and zak crawley putting a 70 run partnership together before kagiso rabada finally made the breakthrough, sibley gone for 36 thanks to dean elgar‘s low catch. and then... there was a brilliant catch from rassie van der dussen which did for crawleyjust as he was making his way to a patient 50. out for 1m. england have since lostjoe denley for 25, they are currently 135 for three after tea.
ican i can see joe i can seejoe root walking off now, so four down. so they are now 148—4. the draw for the first round of the australian open which starts next week in melbourne has been made, and it's brought together 15—year—old coco gauff and venus williams in the first round. the pair will meet six months after the american teenager knocked venus out of the opening round at wimbledon. britain's johanna konta, seeded 12th for the tournament, will play tunisia's 0ns jabeur. in the men's draw, british 30th seed dan evans meets american mackenzie mcdonald. if he progresses evans could end up facing defending champion novak djokovic in the third round. british number two cameron norrie plays frenchman pierre—hugues herbert while 2018 semi—finallist kyle edmund has a tough opener against serbia's 24th seed dusan lajovic. well, the draw comes as organisers say they are confident the tournament will start and finish on time despite continuing health concerns over melbourne's air quality from bushfires. this is after british tennis player
liam broady described an email sent by organisers to players about air quality as a "slap in the face". in a post on twitter, broady says it "boils his blood" to think he was made to play a qualifying match on tuesday. he goes on to question whether conditons were healthy at a time when people were being warned to keep animals indoors. 0le gunnar solskajer admits the decision to bring on striker marcus rashford in the second half of manchester united's 1—0 win over wolves in the fa cup backfired after he came off with a back injury. juan mata's goal was all that separated the teams and was enough to secure a trip to watford or tranmere in round four. but with a visit to liverpool coming up on sunday in the league, united fans would have been concerned to see rashford only last 16 minutes as a substitute before going off with a recurring back problem conor mcgregor says he's even better than when he last fought in mixed martial arts... ahead of his return
to the sport this weekend. he faces donald cerrone in his first fight in 15 months. that takes place in las vegas on saturday. i have turned over a new leaf. i feel i am still the same young man, but i definitely feel re—energised and refreshed. i'm feeling confident, are fully prepared, fully committed conor mcgregor. there is no one that can touch me. i made this game what it is. so i'm going to go out there and remind everyone and show the world onjanuary to go out there and remind everyone and show the world on january the 18th. the draw for the rugby league world cup to be held in england next year has taken place at buckingham palace. the duke of sussex conducted the draw alongside former england internationaljason robinson and britain's most decorated female olympian and current chair of uk sport dame katherine grainger. the hosts england have been drawn alongside samoa, france and greece in group a. 2017 winners australia are in group b along with fiji, scotland and italy.
wales will face tonga, papua new guinea and the cook islands in group c whilst ireland have been drawn alongside new zealand, lebanon and jamaica in group d. in the women's draw england will face brazil, papua new guinea and canada in the group stages. there are more details of that and the draw for the wheelchair competition all on the bbc sport website. that's bbc.co.uk/sport. sport website. but sport website. for me and the team, that's all for but for me and the team, that's all for now. goodbye. thank you very much indeed, see you later on. let's get more on the climate now — and as fires and floods regularly make the headlines across the world, what impact do events like these have on our planet? every month, bbc weather will examine the latest data to help give us a guide to the global picture — here's their latest update. welcome to climate check from bbc weather. every month, we will be using the latest data from experts around the world to give you a picture of the states of our changing climate. so, as we begin the 2020s,
what do we know? well, 2019 was the second warmest year on record. according to copernicus, that is the eu's climate monitoring service, continuing what has been an accelerating trend of rising temperatures in recent years. the average global temperature was 1.2 degrees above pre—industrial levels. close to 400 separate temperature records were broken in the northern hemisphere summer alone, including in the uk, where temperatures reached 38.7 degrees in july, which was also the hottest month ever globally. and temperatures haven't just been rising over land, a new study suggests sea temperatures reached a new record high and that is important. the oceans cover most of the earth's
surface and scientists say they absorb 90% of the excess heat caused by an greenhouse gases. one of the key greenhouse gases is carbon dioxide, measured here at mauna loa in hawaii and, in december, the average level was close to 412 parts per million. now, to put that into some context, for a million years, until the start of the industrial revolution, it never climbed above 300. but it has been rising since then, more and more quickly in recent years, a sign, scientists say, of the way we live today. warmer air is able to hold more moisture and that means more extreme rainfall. the usa, large parts of south america, the uk and europe all saw severe flooding in 2019 but the east of africa was particularly badly hit, with two huge cyclones, idai and kenneth, and, then, later in the year, heavier than usual seasonal rains which brought devastating floods too kenya, somalia and tanzania. this was due in part to something called a positive indian ocean dipole, but what is that? well, sea temperatures on the western side of the indian ocean were far
higher than normal. warming the air, helping shower clouds to erupt, driving those intense downpours. but on the eastern side of the ocean, sea temperatures were lower than normal, suppressing rainfall in australia, which, according to its national forecaster, had its hottest, driest year on record. now, these climate stripes have become a popular way of visualising trends in temperatures and these are australia's. they go back to 1910. cooler years showing up in blue, warmer years showing up in these red colours. the hot weather and parched lands gave perfect conditions for the bushfires, which have burned an area equivalent to about 15 million football pitches so far. scientists expect climate change will make these hot, dry years more frequent and more extreme.
there were also unprecedented fires in the arctic, which released well over 100 million tonnes of harmful carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. that extra c02 could help to accelerate the rising temperatures, making wildfires even worse in future years. something called a positive feedback loop. scientists say temperatures in the arctic are already climbing twice as quickly as elsewhere. just look at the impact on sea ice. it's post—summer september minimum was the joint second lowest on record. so what can we expect in 2020? the uk met office predicts global temperatures will again be more than a degree above pre—industrial levels. the first day of the year brought flooding in indonesia, thanks to the worst monsoon rains in decades and the australian bushfire season, well, that is far from over. we will be keeping track of the world's weather and climate trends in more editions of climate check throughout 2020. then rich with the latest data on
climate change. the number of cases being looked into by an independent inquiry into maternity care at shrewsbury and telford hospital trust has risen to 900. the cases include the deaths and serious injuries of babies and women, and those where families have concerns about the care they received. some date back a0 years. the northern ireland secretary julian smith has been speaking to mps in westminster about the resumption of devolved government at stormont. it follows the announcement of a financial package of a billion pounds to support the deal between the main parties, which should allow power—sharing to resume. the good friday agreement assigned over 20 years ago brought with it an unprecedented period of peace, prosperity and growth for northern ireland. that progress, however, always had and always will be underpinned by the institutions it created. now that those institutions have been restored to full working order, we can carry on with the important business of moving northern ireland forward and bringing the people of northern ireland together.
and the institutions for north—south and east—west cooperation can work again as intended. the new decade, new approach deal sets out a range of commitments for the executive, the uk government and the irish government. it commits a new executive to addressing the immediate challenges facing the health service, reforming education and justice systems, growing the economy, promoting opportunity and tackling deprivation. the deal does not seek to restore the executive for its own sake, but offers a real reforms aimed at making it more sustainable and transparent, so that the institutions can begin to rebuild trust and confidence with the public. the deal also gives the executive a seat at the table when we discuss the northern ireland protocol with the northern ireland protocol with the european union, and it solves outstanding cases which have been causing real concern to families so that all people of northern ireland are treated in the same way when
bringing family members to this country. yesterday the government also announced that we will be providing the restored executive with a £2 million financial package that delivers for the people of northern ireland and supports this deal. julian smith, the northern ireland secretary, in the commons. the headlines on bbc news: we're out of time — and world leaders need to make life or death decisions on climate change now — a warning from sir david attenborough. prince harry makes his first public appearance since announcing he and meghan will be stepping back from front line royal duties. the nhs condemns what it calls shameful tactics by betting companies to fuel gambling addiction. another dramatic day in moscow. the russian parliament has overwhelmingly approved a new prime minister following the surprise resignation of dmitry medvedev. mikhail mishustin is a little—known head of the federal tax service. his appointment is all part of radical changes outlined
by president putin, reforms which could see him remain in powerfor much long than expected. sarah rainsford reports from moscow. few russians could have named this man until today. he is mikhail mishustin, the chief tax man, who is now their new prime minister. it's a surprise change many are linking to president putin's own political future. before the vote in parliament, mr mishustin says his role in life was to improve life for russians who were struggling. he says that was vladimir putin's priority. but this game of political musical chairs is about much more than social welfare. the resignation of dmitry medvedev
was totally unpredicted. prime minister for eight years, he was increasingly unpopular here, but he was a loyal to mr putin, so this seems like another move to help his president. just hours earlier, vladimir putin himself had addressed the nation. in his annual speech, he called for sweeping changes to russia's constitution. it all looks like manoeuvring to retain influence when he has to step down as president four years from now. mr putin claimed it was all about a more democratic system. translation: you can't help but agree with those who say the constitution was adopted over a quarter of a century ago during a serious domestic political crisis. the state of affairs has changed drastically. the changes will somewhat weaken the presidency, strengthen parliament and beef up the state council, a body mr putin already heads. some suspect he might use that
body to go on putting the strings of power. russians will get some kind of vote on it all, though for now they're unsure what to think. translation: i view it positively. perhaps things will change for the better. everything should be for the better in our country. people are quite tired of suffering. translation: it's quite sad. it seems that nothing is going to change. these people have left, but they will be replaced by similar ones. after so very long at the top, no one expects vladimir putin to disappear from the political scene. he has interesst, allies, a whole system to protect here. his detailed plan isn't clear yet. nor is the question of whether this technocrat could eventually succeed him as russia's president. sarah rainsford reporting there from moscow.
a motherfrom south london has been joined by hollywood action hero arnold schwarzenegger in the fight against air pollution. our correspondent jayne mccubbin brought them together to talk about a problem which it's estimated could kill160,000 people here in the next decade. 0h, ella. i miss everything about her. her smell. she used to touch my face. she didn't want to be forgotten. and i hope her death hasn't been in vain. this little cough turned into the chronic asthma which killed ella when she was just nine. ever since, her mother rosamund has made it a life goal to fight for clean airfor all. just over there is where she used to cross the road every day. they lived on london's south circular, one of the busiest roads in the country. so there's illegal levels of air pollution all over the uk. we keep on hearing about waiting lists getting longer and i personally believe air pollution is a contributory
factor to that. and it's not just you, though, is it? no. the chart foundation, the royal college of physicians... yep, everybody. ..science is on your side. yeah, we all know now. medical evidence is mounting. today this former school teacher is an advocate for health and air quality for the world health organisation, lobbying governments around the world. it is a public health emergency. you want to see change this year. i do. because the environmental bill is going to be introduced any time now. all i'm asking is that the action is more radical and more urgent. and this year is a key year in rosamund's fight for answers. after a campaign, a second inquest will be held into ella's death this november. the hope — that for the first time ever air pollution will be stated as a contributory cause of death. something that has put ella on the radar of the world's press. oh, goodness me, there was
an article in the new york times, south korea, france, sweden. there's nobody in the world that has had it put on their death certificate ever before, because it's an incredibly difficult thing to prove. and her campaign for awareness has the support of people in high places. listen, we've arranged a little chat with somebody who wants to wish you well. phone rings. are you ready? yeah. laughter. i know who that man is! i know who you are! hello. hello, rosamund. hello, mr s. i'm coming to london and ijust wanted to see if you want to get together. absolutely! pollution kills seven million people around the world every year. the governments around the world should acknowledge that. they should not look the other way. this is crucial, mr s, that we get this message out to everybody. as california's governor, arnold schwarzenegger introduced some of the most radical reforms to reduce emissions, and last year the two shared a stage to continue his crusade.
i'm very, very proud of you. thank you very much. you just keep on fighting. you are like the terminator — keeps going and keeps going. thank you for your kind words. rosamund says herjourney now is about more than her daughter, who would have turned 16 next week, who she believes is by her side helping her fight for change for everyone. in a way she is still with me, so i hope whatever she changes, i hope it will be long lasting. and maybe that was her wish that she's remembered for something good. so, darling daughter, wherever you are, this is to you. when a lorry driver on the m1 saw a car crash and burst into flames, he rushed to the driver's aid and pulled her from
the burning wreckage — 30 seconds later, the car exploded. yesterday, john rastric was rewarded for his bravery, and earlier both he and pari mistry, the woman whose life he saved, spoke to bbc breakfast. i'm on my way back up north to find somewhere to sleep, i've got an hour left on my 15 hours. the traffic... i see the matrix come up, the traffic is backing up, i move into the left hand lane and this car in front of me literally explodes. this car has hit it from nowhere, the car sort of lifts up, spins about two or three times and then goes back on to the floor and then just into flames. we are looking at the pictures, so explain to us, several of the cars drawing to a halt. this is from your dashcam we're
watching and that is you running towards the fire. that's right, and when i arrive at the door, it opens quite easily because it's been hit from the back. and there is pari and luckily she is in the foetal position. she is looking at me with her knees tucked under her chin. i struggled with the seatbelt for a second or two, knowing i've only got seconds before the thing goes up, and out she comes, see. i don't really remember much but i wasjust driving home from work, just a regular day, and i had a massive accident and, luckily, john was there to save my life. and, yeah, just, i remember being on the pavement and i wasjust cold, i was a bit confused. i couldn't really talk much and, yeah, the memories after that were just after critical care, four days after that.
ijust realised i was bowled and i had this massive accident. an extraordinary story, and amazing bravery. whitney houston and t rex are among the 2020 inductees into the rock and roll hall of fame. depeche mode, nine inch nails and the doobie brothers were also voted for by more than 1,000 people in the music industry. nominees arejudged on their body of work, innovation, musical influence, style and technique. an official ceremony will take place in ohio in may. simon mccoy was dancing to that, which is not something you want to see! more on the australian bushfires — and dozens of injured koalas have arrived at the kangaroo island wildlife park's makeshift animal hospital. the australian government rescue programme is intended to care for those injured in the bushfires
that have devasted wildlife. the australian environment minister has said the country's koala population had taken an "extraordinary hit" as a result of bushfires and warned they could be listed as "endangered" for the first time. and now we can show you how people have been celebrating the wetter weather in australia. whoops ofjoy as the rain fell, and mudbaths were the order of the day across those regions which saw the fires damped out by downpours. and i'm sure the whole world shares their relief. more rain is actually forecast, 80 millimetres falling in some areas, and that really has helped the firefighters who have been tackling those horrific blazes.
now, salad has made its debut at new york's whitney museum of art. fennel, asparagus, leek... they're all being exhibited as art pieces in an installation that's designed to delight the taste buds. fruit and vegetables are displayed, removed, prepared and then served. the edible exhibition is officially untitled but apparently delicious. now it's time for a look at the weather with phil. hello. a pretty decent start to the day across all parts of the british isles, and it has stayed that way for longest across eastern areas, there is a snap shot across the north—east of england. taking you back towards the south—west, already we have seen quite a bit of cloud and wind and rain, because the low pressure and associated front generating that cloud, wind and rain is there close by to the north west of scotland, and it is quite active as well. it will hang around for
perhaps longest with some heavy rain across the south—east of england, so there could well be some surface water and spray around for a good proportion of the afternoon on into the evening and of the wee small hours before we see the last of the front clearing away. but the veil of the front will help to keep the colder weather at bay. friday sees little bans of showers working their way across the british isles from west to east, closer to the low pressure, flower and wind and rain quite readily available, at least for a quite readily available, at least fora time, it quite readily available, at least for a time, it becomes more showery later on in the afternoon, and the highest of those temperatures down towards that south—eastern quarter. on into the weekend, it is a colder and brighter affair, and for that we have to thank high—pressure, something we haven't talked about much so far this week. in fact, so far this month. so we get to see the other face of winter. there will be some chilly starts during the course of the weekend, but a lot more in
the way of drier and brighter weather, and a coolerfeel. what wind there is coming around the top end of the high pressure, so north—westerly, putting a dent in the temperatures. forget all about those teams temperatures, we are back to six or seven. a little fog tomorrow morning, so watch out if you are on the move, but following on from that on sunday a gloriously sunny day. you lose that sunshine across the most northern parts is the first signs of a weather front begin to creep in, but that is another super day for the outdoors if you could make it. but with that high pressure sitting right over the top of us, a word to the wise. monday morning could be a much foggy affair more widely across the british isles, so please bear that in mind if you are travelling first thing.
hello, you're watching afternoon live. i'm simon mccoy. today at 2... we're out of time — and world leaders need to make life or death decisions on climate change now — a warning from sir david attenborough. we have been putting things off year after year. we've been raising targets and saying, "oh well, if we do it within the next 20 years or if we do it...". the moment of crisis has come. prince harry makes his first public appearance since announcing he and meghan will be stepping back from front line royal duties. the nhs condemns what it calls shameful tactics by betting companies to fuel gambling addiction. coming up on afternoon live, all the sport with katie. england's cricketers wobble after an impressive morning on the first day of the third test in port elizabeth.