A new age of extreme weather: the dangerous consequences of Britain’s heatwave

June saw 16 consecutive days of temperatures above 28°C. But joyous as it may seem, this unusually hot summer is no cause for celebration.

After enduring one of its coldest springs in decades, the UK is now experiencing an unusually balmy summer. The country’s hottest May on record was followed in June by 16 consecutive days of temperatures above 28°C. Scotland recorded its warmest-ever day (33.2°C). A Brexit-torn Britain suddenly feels united by a shared love of the Mediterranean-style sunshine. Even archaeologists are cheered, as outlines of ancient hill forts are exposed by the bleached grass.

The heatwave is...
source: New Statesman

2018-07-14 15:29
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