Britain’s wind turbines have stopped spinning and wind farms are at a standstill as calm conditions have cut wind power to a trickle.
A series of high-pressure areas have meant that the UK has seen unusually low wind conditions, the Met Office said.
It’s meant that wind turbines have generated less than 2% of Britain’s electricity this month, Mail Online reported.
Last year, Britain generated 15% of its power from wind, twice as much as from coal.
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The Met Office said, ‘The reason winds are light at the moment is because of several high pressure systems over the UK.
‘With a clockwise air current, the weather tends to be much calmer than when it is moving in an anticlockwise direction in a low pressure system.
‘Recently, we have experienced a preponderance of high pressure systems, but it’s not been constant.’