21st July - Today's News: Iraqi Heatwave Hits 53c

It may have been warm here in Britain, but it was nothing compared with the Middle East where Iraq heat wave sends temperatures up to 53 degrees Celsius

Meanwhile, down under, Canberra records warmest ever July night and it's forecast that parts of Australia and NZ could see more July temperature records broken in the next few days.

Arizona monsoon storm floods social media with great pictures of a strong microburst over Phoenix

Vitamin D supplements 'advised for everyone' in Britain, because we don't get enough sunlight.  Not, I think, because there isn't enough sunlight, but rather our lifestyles mean that, especially in winter, we are rarely out in it ...  Going for a regular winter walk would, of course, solve the problem as well as bringing many other health benefits! 

And finally, I was rather surprised - but very pleased - to see this picked up by the BBC after I posted a plea to keep mountain bothies free of rubbish on the MBA website and Facebook


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