Showing posts from August, 2018

30th August - Today's News: Ex-Lane Brings Second Highest Rainfall in US History

25th August - Today's News: Hurricane Lane Downgraded as it Pounds Hawaii

24th August - Today's News: Typhoons Hit Japan and South Korea

23rd August - Today's News: Hawaii Prepares for Cat 4 Hurricane Lane

21st August - Today's News: At Least 11 Hikers Killed in Italian Flash Flood

20th August - Today's News: Over 350 Dead, Thousands Rescue in Kerala Floods

15th August - Today's News: World Likely to be Warmer for Next few Years

13th August - Today's News: Kerala, India, Hit by Worst Monsoon Floods in Nearly 100 Years

11th August - Today's News: California Wildfires Force More Evacuations

10th August - Today's News: Flash Floods Hits Southern France

9th August - Today's News: Flash Floods Hit Northern Turkey

8th August - Today's News: European Heatwave Kills Fish & Mosquitos

7th August - Today's News: California Wildfire Now Largest in State History

6th August - Today's News: Massive Wildfires in Portugal After Record Heat

Whilst no national (or continental) records were broken in the end, many individual locations - incluing Lisbon - saw their highest ever temperature in Portugal and Spain at the weekend.   Unfortunately the heat wasn't all from the sun as wildfires sweep Portugal for the third day as officials send in more than 800 firefighters and nine airplanes to tackle huge blaze in wake of 115F heatwave
Spain hits near-record temperatures of 108F as Iberian Plume kills three, fish drop dead in Germany and people sleep in supermarket refrigerator aisles
In Scandinavia, two brothers killed by lightning as they heat sauna near summer cottage in Finland
In Wales, the scale of Llantysilio mountain wildfire captured in these images as blaze enters 18th day  - another hot weekend here but cooler later this week for a time.  More heat looks possible towards the end of the month though.
Meanwhile, in the US, massive California wildfire becomes 5th largest in state history, the warm ocean temperatures…

4th August - Today's News: More Heatwave Impacts as Iberia Braces for Record High Temperatures

2nd August - Today's News: South Korea's Hottest Day on Record 40.3c

1st August - Today's News: More Record Temperatures Fall as Global Heatwaves Continue

Portugal bracing for four days of record breaking heatwave with models suggesting temperatures across Iberia in the high 40s and potentially pushing 50c  and breaking the European record.  German heatwave causes beer bottle shortage as sales surge as Tuesday smashes year’s heat record as heatwave set to continue.    Animals, crops and people all suffer amid Europe's heatwave and even the Arctic Circle hits 32C as Europe heatwave nears record temperatures
And in east Asia, extreme heatwave in South Korea to peak in coming days whilst a new rport warns that China region set to become deadliest heat wave zone
More (unexpected) rain yesterfday morning means I ended up with 27mm for the month - that's over half the average for July - as the Daily Mail claims Britons moan as they slog to work in torrential rain...
Meanwhile soggy 2017 was fifth warmest year in UK record - but it was a drier than average year in Evesham ....
And if you want real heat, Death Valley to post hottest mo…