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On the record – observing a ‘heatwave’

Last week on 1 July the UK saw its warmest July daily max temperature on record (records date back as far as 1853), with 36.7 °C at Heathrow. This has led to considerable interest in the wider context of the … Continue reading

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Hotter weather for the start of July

The weather is showing signs of heating up next week for the start of the Wimbledon fortnight. In contrast to June so far, which has seen temperatures often near or just below normal, next week could see a real change … Continue reading

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No heat wave just sunshine and showers this weekend

You may have seen more headlines in the newspapers today talking about a heat wave heading our way for the weekend. Once again these stories seem a little over-hyped. The Met Office forecast for the rest of the week does, … Continue reading

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Sorry, no heatwave in sight

An article on the front page of today’s Daily Express suggests that there is a new UK heat wave in the offing for next week and temperatures could soar into the 90s °F (32-37 °C). This is not a forecast … Continue reading

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What is a heat wave?

This weekend and into next week temperatures are expected to reach the high twenties Celsius in southern England. This is certainly warmer than we would expect at this time of year – the average maximum temperature for July in England … Continue reading

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Is there a UK ‘heatwave’ on the way?

There have been some headlines today suggesting the Met Office has forecast a ‘heatwave’ by the end of spring. The articles reference a line from our March to May three-month outlook for contingency planners which refers to how our Spring … Continue reading

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What has brought the warm autumn weather to the UK?

Over the next few days we are expecting a spell of very warm weather for this time of year across much of England and Wales and even parts of Scotland too. The reason why we are seeing this unseasonable warm … Continue reading

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What is an ‘Indian summer’?

After a cooler than average summer, a spell of settled weather is expected later this week, with temperatures up to 27 °C possible in some areas from mid week. Many media reports are calling this settled spell an ‘Indian summer’, however according … Continue reading

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Dangerous Heat Wave Continues Across Much of Central and Eastern US

The United States National Weather Service has said that the dangerous heat wave that has lead to a number of deaths is expected to continue across much of the central and eastern United States, with excessive heat and humidity expanding into the Ohio … Continue reading

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‘Flaming June’ forecasts not from the Met Office

Several media outlets are reporting that we are likely to see a heatwave in June and in some cases throughout the summer.  Some of the headlines attribute the June forecast to the Met Office. These forecasts were based on comments … Continue reading

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