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Re: UK weather warning
« Reply #375 on: Monday, 25 June, 2018 @ 23:52:55 »
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UK weather: Britain set for hottest day of year so far as heatwave hits

Britain enjoyed the hottest day of the year on Monday with temperatures just shy of 30C, as the Met Office issued a heatwave alert for the coming days.

The weather service confirmed a temperature of 29.4C was reached in St James's Park in London with the warmth felt across the UK.

It came as a level two heat health watch warning, which is in place from 9am tomorrow [Tuesday] to 6pm on Thursday, was issued covering most western parts of England.
https://www.independent.co.uk/weather/uk-weather-hot-dry-sunny-heatwave-low-rainfall-met-office-a8415601.html

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« Reply #376 on: Wednesday, 27 June, 2018 @ 02:51:06 »
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UK weather: Temperatures set to soar higher as 'extreme' heat sparks wildfires and causes rail disruption

Temperatures will continue to soar across the UK this week as a heatwave which has already caused wildfires and travel disruption intensifies, forecasters have said.

Train passengers face delays as speed restrictions are enforced to prevent steel rails buckling in scorching weather that has sparked blazes on moorland north England.

Police warned people about the danger of cooling off in open water after a man drowned and a child went missing swimming in lakes in Surrey and Stoke-on-Trent.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue said crews were continuing to battle a wildfire on Saddleworth Moor, in the Pennines, after working “tirelessly” throughout Monday to combat the two-kilometre blaze.

Twelve fire engines also tackled a wildfire about 40 milies away on the West Pennine Moors near Rivington, Lancashire, on Monday.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-latest-forecast-heatwave-warning-met-office-wildfires-trains-travel-a8417206.html


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Re: UK weather warning
« Reply #377 on: Wednesday, 27 June, 2018 @ 18:39:39 »
Bloody hot here yesterday and today. We've had very little rain since early May. Great for ouzos in the garden of an evening but the front lawn (huge) looks like it's a goner!
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Re: UK weather warning
« Reply #378 on: Friday, 29 June, 2018 @ 13:00:58 »
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Take shorter showers to save water as UK heatwave continues into the weekend

The record-breaking hot weather is set to continue this weekend and people are being asked to take care with their water.

Water companies are now urging people to conserve water, asking that showers be no longer than four minutes long.

June is set to be the driest on record for 90 years and hosepipe bans are set to come into force in some areas this weekend.
https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/29/take-shorter-showers-save-water-uk-heatwave-continues-weekend-7669438/

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« Reply #379 on: Saturday, 30 June, 2018 @ 09:55:31 »
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Lettuce growers warn of imminent shortage

There could be a shortage of lettuce in UK supermarkets as soon as the middle of next week, growers have warned.

The unusually high temperatures have boosted demand for leafy salads at the same time as the heat has stopped the UK crop growing.

Growers say they may have to import leaves from the US to make up the shortfall at a time when more than 90% of salad leaves is usually UK grown.

Broccoli and cauliflower crops have also been affected by the weather.

Trade body the British Leafy Salad Growers Association (BLSGA) said the "soaring" temperatures were causing "havoc" for growers.

It said the last week a record 18 million lettuces had been sold, about 40% more than last year.

However, it added "when the mercury hits 30C lettuces can't grow".
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44664834

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« Reply #380 on: Sunday, 01 July, 2018 @ 00:10:21 »
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UK weather: Met office issues first ever thunderstorm warning as heatwave continues

The Met Office has issued its first ever thunderstorm warning, with torrential rain, hail and lightning expected this weekend.

A yellow “be aware” warning for thunderstorms is in place from 6am to 10pm tomorrow for southwest England and Wales, which could see 30-40mm of rainfall in an hour.
https://www.independent.co.uk/weather/uk-weather-latest-heatwave-thunderstorm-warning-temperatures-hottest-day-rainfall-lightning-a8424566.html


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Re: UK weather warning
« Reply #382 on: Sunday, 08 July, 2018 @ 15:44:15 »
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UK heatwave to last another week as water warnings issued
Temperatures in Britain forecast to dip from Monday but stay well above average

Britain’s longest heatwave in five years is to last for another week, with water companies urging people to use water sparingly.

Temperatures were forecast to dip slightly from Monday onwards, but were still expected to remain well above average for this time of year.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/08/uk-heatwave-to-last-another-week-as-water-warnings-issued

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« Reply #383 on: Monday, 09 July, 2018 @ 02:08:40 »
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UK weather: Heatwave to give way to rain and cooler temperatures, forecasters warn

Britain’s current heatwave will give way to cooler temperatures and possible showers in the coming week, weather forecasters have warned.

Most areas should be clear on Wednesday evening, when thousands of people are expected to watch England’s World Cup semi final match against Croatia on outdoor screens.

By next weekend bands of rain could be coming in from the west increasing the chance of persistent showers - good news for water companies, including United Utilities and Thames Water, which had this weekend warned they were struggling to meet increased demand.

But there is every chance the heatwave could return again by the end of July.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-latest-updates-heatwave-temperature-cooler-rain-met-office-a8437461.html
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Re: UK weather warning
« Reply #384 on: Monday, 09 July, 2018 @ 02:25:47 »
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Newcastle Council stresses heatwave is not melting roads

Council bosses have stressed roads are not melting in the heatwave after a man became stuck in asphalt.

Firefighters rescued the 24-year-old after his left leg sank "thigh deep" on a back lane in Heaton, Newcastle.

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service posted on its Facebook page the road surface "had become very soft during the current heatwave and had melted".

But Newcastle City Council insists the hole was caused by a "small existing void".

"We can confirm that the tarmac had not melted and no roads in the city have melted during the warm weather," a spokesman said.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-44757385

Probably the same with the bin wagon, the road collapsed in a small sinkhole but no sign of melted tarmac.

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Re: UK weather warning
« Reply #385 on: Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 @ 23:38:06 »
Whether or not... take your pick

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UK weather: Tropical storm Chris could end British heatwave this weekend, forecaster warns
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/10/uk-weather-tropical-storm-chris-could-end-british-heatwave-forecaster/

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UK weather: Threat of hosepipe ban still looms as heatwave set to return this weekend
Parts of Britain may see first rain for weeks before mercury rises to 30C again by Saturday
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-latest-heatwave-hosepipe-ban-united-utilities-rain-drought-water-shortage-a8440191.html


Hm, according to the Independent there could be rain and thunderstorms on Thursday... that'll match the mood if Croatia defeat England on Wednesday night...


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Re: UK weather warning
« Reply #386 on: Wednesday, 11 July, 2018 @ 22:00:38 »
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How the current heatwave is providing unprecedented opportunities for archaeologists

The current heatwave is providing a near-unprecedented bonanza for archaeologists, as scorched conditions all over Britain expose the previously undiscovered or long-hidden outlines of everything from ancient fortifications to remnants of the Second World War.

In what was described as “a frantic race against time and weather”, archaeologists are scrambling into aeroplanes or flying drones to search for the outlines which are visible from the air as “crop marks”, before they are once more erased by rain.

In Wales alone the new discoveries have included an early medieval cemetery in south Gwynedd, a Roman villa in the Vale of Glamorgan, a prehistoric or Roman farm near Newport and a Roman fortlet near Magor, south Wales.

Members of the public are spotting the signs of everything from Bronze Age burial grounds in their local park to long-forgotten Second World War air raid shelters in back gardens and schools.

And for the professionals, something akin to archaeological gold-rush fever has set in.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-heatwave-archaeologists-discoveries-expose-hidden-treasure-history-crop-marks-forts-finds-a8442531.html

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Re: UK weather warning
« Reply #387 on: Monday, 16 July, 2018 @ 17:13:15 »
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UK weather forecast: Heatwave to continue into August as temperatures above 30C return over weekend
Britain to continue to swelter for weeks - although north may suffer cloud and showers
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-forecast-latest-heatwave-temperatures-rain-water-met-office-a8449521.html

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Re: UK weather warning
« Reply #388 on: Tuesday, 17 July, 2018 @ 08:11:55 »
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Millions to face hosepipe ban in north-west England

Millions of people will be affected by the first hosepipe ban of the summer in England.

United Utilities (UU) said a temporary ban affecting seven million people in the north-west of England from 5 August would "safeguard essential supplies".

It said reservoir levels were already low and that hot weather was forecast for the rest of July.

Other water companies across England said they had adequate supplies and had no plans to impose similar bans.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44850128


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Re: UK weather warning
« Reply #389 on: Thursday, 19 July, 2018 @ 17:58:19 »
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UK weather latest: Thunderstorm warning amid threat of heavy downpours and flooding across southeast

Forecasters have issued a thunderstorm warning amid the threat of heavy downpours, flooding, and lightning strikes across southeast England.

Temperatures are on the rise and most of can look forward to another hot and sunny weekend, but the Met Office said it could bring thundery downpours on Friday afternoon.

A yellow weather warning is in place for the region between 2pm and midnight.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-latest-updates-thunder-rain-temperature-flooding-met-office-a8454646.html

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Re: UK weather warning
« Reply #390 on: Friday, 20 July, 2018 @ 14:55:13 »
We've had a bit or rain here in the last 10 days or so. Very welcome but obviously not enough. Interestingly Liverpool and surrounding areas get water from Lake Vernwy between Oswestry and Dolgellau but are included in the ban.
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Re: UK weather warning
« Reply #391 on: Friday, 20 July, 2018 @ 15:28:34 »
Usual bones, dice and feathers forecast......

"heavy showers and thunderstorms late afternoon, early evening" proclaims today's bimbo/bimba

11:30, and it's lashing down!!!

Perhaps they're using the Cray for bit-mining instead?

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« Reply #392 on: Friday, 20 July, 2018 @ 18:29:06 »
Perhaps they're using the Cray for bit-mining instead?

Hm, wonder if they get Solitaire on it?


United Utilities applying to extract water from Ullswater, Windermere and Ennerdale Water, according to the Guardian.

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« Reply #393 on: Saturday, 21 July, 2018 @ 11:59:48 »
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UK weather latest: Sun to return for summer holidays following heavy rainfall and thunderstorm warning
Prediction of warm weekend comes as forecasters claim possible highs 35C next week
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-latest-sun-weekend-35-thunderstorms-met-office-a8457306.html

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« Reply #394 on: Monday, 23 July, 2018 @ 01:53:03 »
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UK could be set to bake in 34C heat on hottest day of year

Temperatures could soar to more than 34C (93.2F) in some parts of the country on Wednesday.

Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said... The hot weather will lead to thunderstorms and it “could all happen on the same day”.

Mr Burkill also said the current run of fine weather looks set to continue.
http://www.itv.com/news/2018-07-22/uk-could-be-set-to-bake-on-hottest-day-of-the-year/


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UK weather: Health warning issued after hundreds treated for sunburn during heatwave
https://www.independent.co.uk/weather/uk-heatwave-end-health-warning-sunburn-a8458541.html#

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Re: UK weather warning
« Reply #395 on: Monday, 23 July, 2018 @ 12:01:53 »
We've not had any rain for about  8 weeks!

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Re: UK weather warning
« Reply #396 on: Monday, 23 July, 2018 @ 14:20:44 »
Just having a little shower, not nearly enough to form a puddle for the birds to bath in. Meanwhile:

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Britons urged to stay indoors until Friday as heatwave expected to hit 35C

The Met Office has issued a heat-health watch alert for southern and eastern parts of England as temperatures look set to hit sizzling heights.
http://www.itv.com/news/2018-07-23/stay-in-doors-warns-met-office-as-temperatures-set-to-soar/

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Re: UK weather warning
« Reply #397 on: Monday, 23 July, 2018 @ 17:41:00 »
Just too hot to do anything!!We had rain last Friday when in Leeds but not had any for weeks in Derbyshire. Getting rather serious for the grassland to feed the cattle. Will need to be using winter feed soon. Having to watch our dog as he was very  ill after travelling a couple of weeks ago. Ok now but we are very careful  now about taking him far. It's lovely to have a hot Summer for a change but we are not used to it here and don't live like we would in Kefalonia .

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Re: UK weather warning
« Reply #398 on: Wednesday, 25 July, 2018 @ 10:30:35 »
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UK heatwave forecast to reach 36C before torrential downpours
Parts of southern England have had only 6% of normal rainfall so far this summer

Parts of Britain are forecast to reach temperatures of 36C (95F) this week before thunderstorms, hail and strong winds take hold.

After weeks without rain, torrential downpours are forecast to hit parts of the UK on Friday, with as much as 30mm (1in) expected to fall in an hour. The Met Office has issued a thunderstorm warning from Friday afternoon covering the north and east of England.

Several places have now had 54 consecutive dry days – meaning less than 1mm of rain – stretching back to 30 May, the longest spell since 1969 when 70 days passed with no significant rainfall, according to the Met Office.

Businesses are being urged to relax dress codes and keep offices cool in order to help employees cope with the heatwave. The TUC suggested allowing staff to work flexible hours to avoid travelling at peak times and letting workers wear lightweight clothes.

There are no legal restrictions for when the workplace becomes too hot. The TUC has been campaigning for a change in the law to introduce a new maximum indoor temperature of 30C, or 27C for those doing strenuous jobs.

Frances O’Grady, the union’s general secretary, said: “It’s no fun working in a baking office or factory.” She urged employers to do all they could to keep temperatures down.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/24/temperatures-to-rise-even-higher-this-week-says-met-office

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« Reply #399 on: Wednesday, 25 July, 2018 @ 14:43:17 »
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UK weather forecast: Rain and thunderstorms to sweep country after temperatures soar as high as 39C

Relief from a blistering heatwave across the UK could come on Friday afternoon, when sunny skies are expected to give way to scattered thunderstorms.

Friday could be Britain’s warmest ever July day – and possibly even its hottest day on record.

While temperatures of 35C to 36C are widely forecast for the south east, “there is a possibility that the July maximum temperature – 36.7C – will be reached,” Bonnie Diamond, a press officer at the Met Office, said.

“There is also a 20 per cent possibility the all-time high could be reached.”

The hottest temperature on record is 38.5C in August 2003.

But torrential downpours are forecast to hit parts of the UK, with as much as 30mm expected to fall in just an hour.

“Scattered thunderstorms will develop and there is a danger of flash flooding,” Ms Diamond said.
https://www.independent.co.uk/weather/uk-weather-forecast-heatwave-latest-rain-where-when-hot-temperatures-a8462721.html