22nd June - Today's News: Record Heat in UK & US
Yesterday saw the date record set for the UK and it was also the hottest June day since summer of 1976 in heatwave. In my garden it was also the highest I have recorded in June at 32.4c. In addition, dew points were extremely high getting above 20c to make a very sweaty and uncomfortable evening. But the heatwave (4 consecutive days above 30c in my garden) ended here with not a rumble of thunder nor drop of rain .....
And it's not just the British Isles that have been unusually hot as California sees some of highest temperatures ever recorded amid heat wave whilst in the Arizona heatwave: Strange consequences of extreme heat with the life-threatening heat wave to retain its grip on southwestern US into the weekend
as it continues to bring heavy rain to the US Gulf Coast