23rd August - Today's News: Summer is Over

Flood warnings as heavy rain hits England and Wales - we had 15.7mm overnight, which is about a quarter of the expected monthly average. A wet night but nothing special. Some heavy showers likely later today though to help top that total up further. And apparently summer's over say forecasters - although at the moment that late August Bank Holiday is looking not too bad, whatever the doomsters want you to think.

And it does seem to be mostly rain related news again today:

Tropical storm approaches southern China island amid nationwide rain disasters

Hail batters Calgary in wake of record storm. I'm afraid I have no idea how big a looney is though!

And in Australia, travellers stranded after outback rain.

There's a fight to save Pakistan city from flooding as mighty flood waves hit Shahdadkot

In New Zealand, glacier break changes landscape

Russian heatwave dents hopes of 'climate winners'

Danielle forecast to be hurricane midweek - only the 4th named storm of the season although Joe Bastardi is predicting "an upcoming frenzy of storms, days with two or three storms on the chart." Never one for understatement is Joe! Current indication are that Danielle will track up the eastern seaboard of the US before heading across the Atlantic towards Britain by the end of next week. More rain!

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