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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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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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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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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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UK Heatwave 2018 continues with little rain through at least the next 7 days!

UK Heatwave 2018 continues with little rain through at least the next 7 days!

If this heatwave was to continue through the rest of July then the summer of 2018 could go down as one of the greats and longest in recorded history. It’s already been historic! It seems high pressure has been parked over the UK for weeks and in a sense it has with cool, wet spells […]

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JUNE 2018: Scotland sets new all-time heat record at 33.2C, Middlesex gets 0.7mm (2%) of rain

Written by on July 2, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
JUNE 2018: Scotland sets new all-time heat record at 33.2C, Middlesex gets 0.7mm (2%) of rain

According to the Met office, a new all-time record may have been achieved for Scotland on the afternoon of June 28. Glasgow topped out at 31.9C (89F) on the same day setting a new all-time record for the city. However while the Met Office combed through all the observations that day, it appears Motherwell in […]

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Glasgow, Scotland hits 31.9C surpassing 1975 all-time record

Written by on June 29, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Glasgow, Scotland hits 31.9C surpassing 1975 all-time record

While Scotland has reached the relatively rare 30C mark just twice in the last 10 years and four times since the turn of the millennium, Glasgow has had 30C in it’s sights on several occasions including 2006, 2013, 2014 but has always fallen short. Yesterday changed that. Wednesday’s high climbed to 29.5C, a value the […]

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England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales all top 30C! Warmest June day since ’95 for Scotland & N Ireland

Written by on June 28, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales all top 30C! Warmest June day since ’95 for Scotland & N Ireland

30C is pretty much an annual occurrence over southeast England but the further north you go the rarer it becomes. Yesterday was the first time in many years where Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland ALL reported 30C. For Northern Ireland and Scotland, it was the warmest June day since 1995 with Castlederg, Tyrone […]

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Ben Nevis, Glen Coe, Cairngorm receives snow on longest day of the year

Written by on June 26, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Ben Nevis, Glen Coe, Cairngorm receives snow on longest day of the year

In the midst and in the wake of an unseasonably stormy spell between June 18-21 the tops of the Nevis Range, Glen Coe, Cairngorms among other ranges received fresh snow on the longest day of the year. Ben Nevis found itself in near whiteout conditions along with a decent covering of fresh snow on June […]

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Scotland eyes first 30C (86F) since 2013 and warmest June day since 1995

Written by on June 25, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Scotland eyes first 30C (86F) since 2013 and warmest June day since 1995

Dry ground, low humidity air, intense upper level high pressure, powerful late June sun and longest hours of daylight all combine to maximize daytime heating potential. The stage is set for potentially Scotland’s warmest June day in 23 years. Last June saw the UK’s warmest June day since 1976. As the high builds over the […]

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