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Over the next few days increasingly warm and humid air moving up from the continent will see UK temperatures on the rise, with the warmest days of the year so far expected. Temperatures in the south east of the country … Continue reading
1. Lighting can strike twice. The empire state building in New York has been struck by lightning as many as 48 times in one day. 2. The average flash of lightning would light a 100 watt light bulb for three months. … Continue reading
As it’s halloween tomorrow, we’ve taken a look at the top ten spookiest weather conditions. From well known scary weather – like thunder and lightning and sea mist, to lesser-known phenomena such as brocken spectre and fall streak holes. Fall streak hole. Also … Continue reading
This weekend looks set to be a very wet one over parts of Spain and southern France as very warm, humid air and an active weather front combine to bring heavy rain and thunderstorms. The frontal system stretches from Scandinavia, … Continue reading
There have been several articles in the Daily Express over the last couple of days reporting ‘Summer is on the way at last’ with temperatures set to reach 34 Celsius this week and ‘Tropical storms set for Wimbledon’. These headlines … Continue reading