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Britain BUCKLES in the heat!
« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2018, 08:48:54 AM »
Britain could record hottest day of 2018 for third consecutive day today as temperatures near 90F (32C)
Heatwave gripping UK causes huge wildfires, fears over train tracks buckling and a public health warning
Met Office says heatwave could end on Sunday when spell of thundery weather could move into the South
Rail providers have imposed speed restrictions amid fears train tracks will buckle in sweltering conditions
Are YOU enjoying the scorching sunshine this week? Send your photographs to pictures@mailonline.co.uk

UK weather: Britain is set for the warmest day of 2018 today again | Daily Mail Online

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Re: Weather in the UK 2018.
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2018, 08:19:04 AM »
... and whilst the beteljuices garden adopts a scorched earth policy, the beteljuice is melting slowly in a National Heath Service lock up facility  C:-)
Imagine what you will KNOW tomorrow

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Britons are enjoying the hottest day of the year for the fourth consecutive day as Britain's heatwave continues
Glorious sunshine sent the mercury soaring across the country this afternoon, with 32.6C recorded in Wales
Forecasters predict the sunny spells and high temperatures will last through the weekend and into next week
Water companies have called for Brits to limit their showers to just four minutes in a bid to safeguard supplies

UK Weather: Britain's heatwave to peak today with 90F temperatures | Daily Mail Online

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Re: Weather in the UK 2018.
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2018, 11:47:36 PM »
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... and whilst the beteljuices garden adopts a scorched earth policy, the beteljuice is melting slowly in a National Heath Service lock up facility  C:-)

You are still in hospital?
Surely they have air conditioning?
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Firefighters from Seven Counties Fight Greater Manchester Moor Fires
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2018, 08:13:27 PM »
Crews from across northern England deployed to tackle ‘rapidly developing’ blazes.

Firefighters from across the north of England and Midlands have travelled to Greater Manchester to help control fires that have destroyed at least 2,000 hectares (4,940 acres) of moorland over the past week.

Crews from Cumbria, Tyne and Wear, Nottingham, Humberside and Warwickshire joined teams from Lancashire and Greater Manchester tackling fires in Saddleworth, east of Manchester, and on Winter Hill, north-west of Bolton.

Two large-scale fires merged on Saturday due to increasing wind speed, and a major incident was declared as crews tackled the blaze. Lancashire fire and rescue service said it was dealing with “a rapidly developing, aggressive fire across all vegetation types, including woodlands”.

Fires on Winter Hill and Scout Road near Bolton have merged, with pedestrians and motorists urged to stay away from the scene. Twenty-two fire crews had been working on the blaze since 4.30am on Sunday, Lancashire fire and rescue said.


Scorched moorland at Winter Hill, near Bolton.

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Wildfires Highlight Importance of UK's Peatlands
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2018, 08:19:14 PM »
Moorland plants fulfill a vital role by locking away huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere.

The wildfires in Lancashire and Greater Manchester are a disaster, not least because of the blot on the landscape they will leave behind once the flames are out. Although the hot dry weather is clearly to blame, so too is damage over the years from drainage that dried out the peat and turned it into a powder keg.

Peatlands may not look glamorous but they are a hugely important national treasure. They help prevent floods by soaking up rain like a sponge, and can hold about 20 times their own weight in water. And more than 70% of Britain’s drinking water comes from peatlands, feeding into supplies for 28 million people.

The plants in peatlands absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, locking away staggering amounts of carbon – about 5.5bn tonnes, more than half the country’s entire carbon storage – and that helps curb climate change. In comparison, British forests store only 150m tonnes of carbon. However, damaged moorlands do the opposite, releasing vast amounts of greenhouse gases, made even worse when smoke particulates enter the atmosphere.

Britain has some of the finest peatlands in the world, but they need protection. They need to be kept wet and prevented from being drained for farming or development, or dug up for garden compost.


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Re: Weather in the UK 2018.
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2018, 09:25:21 AM »
UK weather: School summer holidays will begin with thunderstorms | Daily Mail Online

Parts of England will be hit by more than an inch of rain and thunderstorms on Friday afternoon The South
But warning won't stop Britain's longest recorded heatwave since 1976 continuing for the rest of the week
Temperatures of 86F (30C) are expected tomorrow and Friday - and possibly 90F (32C) by the weekend
Millions of families will hit the roads to begin the summer getaway on 'Frantic Friday' as bad weather hits

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London commuters cooked in temperatures of 97F inside crammed carriages.
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2018, 08:45:51 AM »
Commuters bake as temperatures on London Tube hit 97F during rush hour | Daily Mail Online

London commuters cooked in temperatures of 97F inside crammed carriages
Today was hottest day of year as 91F was recorded in Santon Downham, Suffolk
Sarah Gordon, a lawyer from Finchley Road, said she'd want to quit her job if travelling conditions were like that everyday

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Commuters bake as temperatures on London Tube hit 97F during rush hour | Daily Mail Online[/url]

London commuters cooked in temperatures of 97F inside crammed carriages
Today was hottest day of year as 91F was recorded in Santon Downham, Suffolk
Sarah Gordon, a lawyer from Finchley Road, said she'd want to quit her job if travelling conditions were like that everyday


Someone should tell the dinosaurs at the Mail to use Celsius!!

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Hurricane Helene could be on collision course for Britain
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2018, 08:33:36 AM »
Helene is currently swirling in the Atlantic Ocean and expected to make a U-turn at the end of the week
Met Office meteorologist said it could bring wet and windy weather with potential for some 'extreme weather'
Remnants of the hurricane expected to hit on Tuesday, it will have traveled across the Atlantic at the weekend
Although the impact is uncertain it could still supercharge the heat forecast in the east and south-east of England
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6163511/Hurricane-Helene-swirling-coast-collision-course-Britain.html


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