15th August - Today's News: Hottest Recorded July?

World set for hottest year ever as July break record - according to NASA and JMA data 


 - with a storm total of 39.2mm or which 37.1mm fell after midnight it was, as expected, my wettest day since the 20th July 2015.   No floods here though, in fact the river level only rose about 20cm.   Compared with around 500cm in 2007 ....

And unusually, Scotland's winter snow still hasn't melted: whilst it's certainly been wet enough, it hasn't been warm enough at higher levels for the largest ice remnants to entirely thaw, resulting in some spectacular ice 'caves'.

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