Channel 4 News’ Weather presenter Liam Dutton blogs on the highs and lows of the weather.
The beginning of July started with record-breaking heat, with Heathrow airport in London soaring to 36.7C, making it the hottest July day on record for the UK.
However, it seems that the end of July will have a very different theme: low pressure, rain and strong winds – not what parents of children who are on their school holidays want to hear.
In fact, Friday into early Saturday looks unseasonably wet and windy across central, southern and eastern parts of England, to the point where the Met Office has issued a yellow “be aware” warning. (more…)
A powerful new weather satellite has just become operational, bringing amazingly detailed and frequent pictures of earth from space.
I forgive you if you’ve read the title of this blog and think that the weatherman is just making up another excuse for rainy weather, but stay with me!
As I write this, there are no less than six tropical disturbances in the Pacific Ocean basin – ranging from minor tropical depressions, to raging typhoons.
Yesterday, the UK experienced its hottest July day on record, with 36.7C (98F) at Heathrow airport in London. But as the heat broke, severe thunderstorms hit northern England and Scotland
The temperature soared to 34.5C today at Northolt in north west London, making it the hottest day of the year so far and the hottest day in the UK since 2006.
Our first proper burst of summer heat is about to arrive. How hot will it get and for how long?
The lack of warmth so far this summer may be compensated by a sizzling start to July, with hints from weather computer models that temperatures will soar for a time next week.
Another coronal mass ejection from the sun has sent more charged particles our way, with another showing of the northern lights expected during Wednesday night.
According to the Met Office, the northern lights were seen as far south as Dorset and Bournemouth on Monday night, with a number of amazing pictures posted on Twitter.