'Freak' rain shower reported in Arctic

BRITISH explorers in the Arctic reported a three-minute rain shower over the weekend.

The rain fell on the team's ice base about 2,420 miles north of the Canadian capital, Ottawa.

Pen Hadow, the team's expedition director, described the rain as "a freak event". Tyler Fish, a polar guide at the base, added: " Rain isn't something you expect in the Arctic."