8th July - Today's News: Record Heat in Switzerland, Snow in Russia
Record temperature set in Geneva whilst in Germany, heatwave unleashes storms and tornadoes. And whilst it's much cooler in Britain - in fact there's snow forecast for Scotland's highest peaks today (not unusual for the Ben and high tops of the Cairngorms though) - further south Spain locked into heat wave, no relief for weeks. And there's every chance we could tap into the heat here again before the summer is out.
Vorkuta: Russian town blanketed by snow in summer - although it's north of the Arctic Circle, snow there in July is rarer than it is in the Cairngorms.
And we have an improved date for Earth's latest magnetic field reversal using radiometric data - it was 780,000 years ago