26th May - Today's News: May Heatwave Brings Record Temperatures
Warm weather continues for the north - it was 28.7c in Kinlochewe, in the NW Highlands, yesterday, the highest temperature of the year anywhere in Britain and very close to the all time Scottish May record. It's almost certainly a site record. And it was almost as hot down on the south coast too as Britain basks in sunshine. Very hot in Ireland as well where heatwave to last all weekend but yesterday was peak with several May records broken across the country.
Not as bad as parts of India though where heat wave to intensify in UP; mercury crosses 45 degrees celsius at many places
More wildfires sweep across south-west US amid historic drought conditions whilst in Canada, raging wildfire leaves Timmins, Ont., in state of emergency
Some good news for the Amazon as Brazil President Rousseff vetoes parts of forest law that looks like excerbating deforestion.