29th June - Today's News: Record High Minima in Oman: 42.6c
Unusually, so far in this heatwave, it's not been too humid, there's been a pleasant breeze, and night-time temps have dropped off nicely. But spare a thought for the residents of Quriyat where there was a minimum temperature of 42.6 °C (108.7 °F) in Oman on June 26, 2018: a new world record
No National records beaten in the end here yesterday, but it was 33c in Porthmadog, 31.9c at Shannon Airport (the highest temperature in Eire since 1976) and 31.8c in Glasgow and the first time home nations hit 30C in five years whilst Met Éireann's Joanna Donnelly says Ireland's heading for record-breaking temperature today
Meanwhile the heatwave forces UK farmers into desperate measures to save cattle with a warning not to take baths or use hosepipes as water supplies dry up in heatwave - though of course this is due to the lack of recent rain rather than current heat.
There's a second moorland blaze in Winter Hill as crews to tackle Saddleworth Moor wildfire 'for weeks' - and many smaller fires around the country.
And in the US too, the worst heat wave of the year grips Midwest, Northeast
Bulgaria’s Smolyan declares emergency, under “Code Red” weather alert due to heavy rain
And the on-going Mars dust storm may lead to new weather discoveries