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Heathrow tops 34.5C making it the UK’s warmest June day in 41 years

Heathrow tops 34.5C making it the UK’s warmest June day in 41 years

The thermometer topped out at 34.5C late this afternoon at Heathrow Airport. This makes it the UK’s warmest June day since 1976. It’s also the UK’s warmest summer solstice. The only warmer June day was June 28, 1976 when Southampton reached 35.6C. It was a tough evening commute for Londoners. Tonight shall be another very muggy one […]

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Las Vegas (117) & Needles (125) tie all-time record, Death Valley 127, Palm Springs 122, Phoenix 119

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Las Vegas (117) & Needles (125) tie all-time record, Death Valley 127, Palm Springs 122, Phoenix 119

As expected, yesterday was the hottest of the heatwave with readings approaching or tying all-time records. For the 3rd time, Las Vegas, NV has topped 117 degrees, tying the hottest temperature ever reached at McCarren Intl Airport. The other two times, 1937 and 2013. It was a scorcher! Here's a look at some of the records […]

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UK eyes warmest June day since 1976 on longest day of the year

UK eyes warmest June day since 1976 on longest day of the year

Today marks the longest day of the year and the peak of the June 2017 heat wave. Summer solstice 2017 could be a special one in UK weather history. Today shall mark the 5th consecutive day where it’s reached 30C or higher somewhere in the UK. An occurrence not seen in over 20 years. Today is expected […]

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