2nd July - Today's News: US Heatwave Spreads
Meanwhile, record-toppling heat heads north, and it's 'just going to get hotter' - 129.6f was recorded in Death Valley on Sunday, the USA's highest ever recorded June temperature. The world record hasn't broken yet though.
Nat Geo have quite a good interview with Martin Tingley, from Harvard Uni on what's behind the heat wave: climate change or weather?
A warmer than average July ahead, predicts Met Office - I may even beat the 29.6c recorded in my garden during the "cold, wet" July we had last year ...... ! It does look like being a very dry month, which after only half the normal rainfall here in June, and with only May this year producing just above average rainfall, may not be a good thing long term. Hopefully clear night skies will give a chance of seeing the mysterious summer clouds of the night - aka nocties
Tourists stranded, trains halted after Tropical Storm Rumbia lands in China whilst millions affected by heavy rain in SW China
And cloud behaviour expands habitable zone of alien planets orbiting red dwarfs - there could be 60 billion such planets in this galaxy alone