Cabinet Office includes solar flares alongside terrorism, floods and pandemics in a list of catastrophes that could damage the country.

This article titled “Solar explosions now on official register as threat to the security of hi-tech Britain” was written by Daniel Boffey, policy editor, for The Observer on Sunday 18th March 2012 00.06 UTC

England’s farmers may be praying for a sustained downpour amid the current drought, but Whitehall has a more exotic weather threat on its mind.

Explosions on the sun that blast solar winds towards the Earth have been identified for the first time as one of the biggest threats to the UK’s ability to carry on normal daily life, according to a new official government register of major risks to the country.

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