Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-30°C's next week and while this is very hot weather for the UK, it's not technically a heatwave as theWeather Club explains.
Here in the UK, there is no official definition of a 'heatwave'. Instead, the definition comes from the World Meteorological Organisation who define a heatwave as "when the daily maximum temperature exceeds the average by 5°C for more than five consecutive days."
With the world watching, Brazil’s Olympic Opening Ceremony was the perfect platform to educate more than three billion viewers about global warming and climate change.
Within a bright, booming and creative ceremony, our changing environment was a key feature. A short video on anthropogenic climate change, narrated by Dame Judi Dench, included maps and graphics showing how rapidly the earth’s temperature is rising, the staggering amount of ice that has melted over the last century and how rising sea levels will flood cities around the world in the future.
Photo: Water shortages caused fields to dry up, siginificantly reducing yields that year.Source: Deposit Photos
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the 1976 drought; the driest 16-month period in over 200 years across the UK and one of the most severe droughts on record.
Photo: The picture is actually an animation, showing global temperature change since 1850.Source: Ed Hawkins, ClimateLabBook
Climate scientist, Ed Hawkins from the University of Reading has produced a revolutionary way to illustrate global warming over the past 160 years. Ed's graphic's has been retweeted more than 15,000 times, and now Jay Alder, from the USGS has stretched the the spiral out to model data out to 2100.
Photo: Over the last 48 hours, there have been almost 350,00 lightning strikes across europe. Source: Lightningmaps.org
Thunderstorms and torrential downpours across Europe at the start of meteorological summer, have left at least 10 people dead and left several others seriously injured.