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23-mile hike across the Southern Cairngorms: Mullach Clach a’ Bhlair, Monadh Mor, Beinn Bhrotain

Written by on July 18, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
23-mile hike across the Southern Cairngorms: Mullach Clach a’ Bhlair, Monadh Mor, Beinn Bhrotain

It’s been nearly 2 years (Sept 2016) since I last walked in the Cairngorms. Having completed most of the major munros east of Aviemore, there are a group of four in the southern end of the range I wanted to complete. I love the vast open space and isolation of the Cairngorms. This trip took […]

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WU: Heat Records Falling Around the World in 2018

Written by on July 14, 2018 in Africa, Asia, Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
WU: Heat Records Falling Around the World in 2018

Christopher C. Burt  ·  July 13, 2018, 12:40 PM EDT The first five months of 2018 were the fourth warmest in global records going back to 1880, according to NOAA. Along the way, a number of extreme heat events have occurred already this year. In recent weeks across the Northern Hemisphere, these records have included […]

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Climb of Beinn Alligin, Torridon

Written by on July 14, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Climb of Beinn Alligin, Torridon

After 3 previous visits, I have well and truly falling in love with Torridon in Wester Ross. It’s a special place for escaping and fully taking in nature’s beauty at it’s best. My first ever visit to the region was back on 18 June, 2016 when my good friend, Petr and I took on the […]

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Celebrating My 40th Munro With Beautiful Ben Lui & Beinn a’Chleibh

Written by on July 14, 2018 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Celebrating My 40th Munro With Beautiful Ben Lui & Beinn a’Chleibh

In the midst of one of Scotland’s driest, warmest May’s one record, the weather, mountain and setting couldn’t have been better for taking in my 40th munro. Date: Thursday 24 May, 2018 Weather: Clear, sunny, high 22C Start point: Glen Lochy car park Drive: 1 hour 50 mins Walk: 6.25 miles  At an elevation of […]

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Was February’s SSWE Responsible For UK’s Longest Rain-less Spell Since 76, Strongest + June NAO Since 99?

Written by on July 13, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Was February’s SSWE Responsible For UK’s Longest Rain-less Spell Since 76, Strongest + June NAO Since 99?

After a month of continental style weather, change is on it’s way! Our 3, 4 even nearly 5 weeks of rain free days are well and truly numbered. For some, downpours and minor flooding has already occurred but for many the grass continues to brown and crops, plants wilt having not seen rain in over […]

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ALASKA EXTREMES: Utqiagvik (Barrow) Gets Biggest July Snow In 55 Years While Juneau Ties Record For Warmest Night

Written by on July 11, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
ALASKA EXTREMES: Utqiagvik (Barrow) Gets Biggest July Snow In 55 Years While Juneau Ties Record For Warmest Night

It’s been a weird open to July 2018 for the Last Frontier with Utqiagvik on the Arctic coast receiving it’s biggest July snow since 1963. According to the NWS at Utqiagvik (former known as Barrow) 2 inches of snow fell thanks to the passage of a cold front associated with a storm over the Arctic Ocean. This […]

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Glasgow Enjoys 16th Consecutive Day At Or Above 21C (70F)

Written by on July 10, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Glasgow Enjoys 16th Consecutive Day At Or Above 21C (70F)

It’s been an extraordinary summer so far with 16 consecutive days in which somewhere in the UK has hit 28C or higher and 5 consecutive days above 30C. Scotland typically enjoys a heatwave for no more than 10 days and often sees an end to heatwaves before England as high pressure is typically replaced by […]

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Los Angeles Basin Heat Sets New All-Time Records

Written by on July 9, 2018 in Uncategorized, United States of America with 0 Comments
Los Angeles Basin Heat Sets New All-Time Records

The setup was perfect with strong upper ridging and offshore flow for maximum heating throughout the LA Basin last week. At UCLA in the Westwood district of Los Angeles it hit 111 degrees surpassing it’s previous all-time record of 109 set back in September 1939. Downtown LA topped 108 degrees, failing to reach the all-time […]

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Signs of the 2018 UK Heatwave Breaking Down?

Written by on July 8, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Signs of the 2018 UK Heatwave Breaking Down?

So the 2018 heatwave continues with yesterday seeing Britain’s 3rd straight 31C day with today an inevitable 4th as hot stable air remains firmly trapped beneath our continental style blocking high. A high which has been parked over the UK for weeks with only subtle shifts. The 2018 heatwave so far. The Irish Republic has […]

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Heat Records Melt From Denver to New England

Written by on July 6, 2018 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Heat Records Melt From Denver to New England

It’s been a scorching open to July 2018. The heat which engulfed the entire Eastern US this past week first impacted the Great Basin and Rockies. Denver reached 105 degrees tying their all-time record. Nearby Colorado Springs hit 100, Cheyenne, WY hit 99. Both cities missed their all-time record by just 1 degree. Along with […]

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