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30th June - Today's News: A Record Warm, Dry Start to Australia's Winter

28th June - Today's News: Drought Breaks in Evesham

A month's worth of rain falls in just 12 hours in East Anglia whilst here in Evesham the 17 day drought finally broke .... with 4.7mm of rain this morning.  That's the longest period with no recordable rain fall since I set up my current weather station on 1st July 2011.  Some places, where it's been raining for 24 hours now, may see storm totals close to 100mm.   Meanwhile, there is no sign of another heatwave on the way just yet.  Despite the usual made up nonsense in the media!
Extreme Southwest heat wave may be to blame for 12 Phoenix-area deaths, authorities say
Last weekend, extreme weather conditions hammer northern Italy
And the map that fills a 500-million-year gap in Earth's history

27th June - Today's News: Wildfire Warning as Record US Heatwave Ends

26th June - Today's News: The Curious Case of the Fox and the Rain Gauge

24th June - Today's News: At Least 140 Missing in China Landslide

23rd June - Today's News: TS Cindy: Tornadoes, Floods and Fire Ant Warning

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
Meanwhile, France's heatwave reaches peak as pollution spike hits Paris
Already deadly Tropical Storm Cindy could cause “life-threatening” flash flooding, forecasters warn  as it continues to bring heavy rain to the US Gulf Coast 
3 tornadoes hit Quebec on Sunday…

21st June - Today's News: TS Cindy Threatens US Gulf Coast

20th June - Today's News: US and UK Heatwaves

19th June - Today's News: Over 60 Dead in Portugese Forest Fires

More tragic news this weekend.  In scene sadly so reminiscent of Australia's Black Saturdayfour children among 61 killed by deadly Portuguese forest fires with many people 'trapped and burned to death in their cars' as they tried to flee.  Thought to have been started by lightning as temperatures in places exceeded 40c.

Here it was quite warm enough with 32.2c outside Southampton and 31.6c in my garden yesterday with health warning issued as rising temperatures could see Britain bask in hottest June day since 1976. Temperature should become more pleasant by the weekend.  But there's a good chance we could see the UK date reocrd fall today.
And an even hotter heat wave creates health hazard in southwestern US
Four missing after tsunami strikes Greenland coast - believed to have been caused by an earthquake.  What caused the earthquake though is not known.  Ice loss?  Maybe ... 
Bangkok struggles to protect slum dwellers as floods worsen
According to NASA figures, May …

16th June - Today's News: Dog Recovering After Being Thrown 1,000ft by Tornado

14th June - Today's News: Rescuers Race to Reach Bangladesh Landslide Victims as Toll Rises

Bangladesh rescuers race to reach landslides victims with the death toll now at 145 and expected to rise further.
Record snowmelt causes drowning fears as rivers rage across America's West
Freak hail storm hits Napa Valley vineyards
Sahara greening may intensify tropical cyclone activity worldwide
Volcanic 'plumerang' could impact human health
And a large Canadian Arctic climate change study cancelled due to climate change - ice has become more mobile making travel more hazardous (certain websites have, of course deliberately misunderstood/misinterpreted this as further evidence there is no global warming and we are, in fact, plummeting into a catastrophic ice age ..... )

13th June - Today's News: Summer Snow Falls in Sierra Nevada

12th June - Today's News: Severe Atlantic Storm Hits Yacht Race

10th June - Today's News: Renewables Provide Over Half UK Energy

In South Africa: 10,000 Knysna residents evacuated amid fire as Knysna declared a disaster area  and Cape Town clears up after major storm
Video of boy running through 'mini tornado' in Cologne goes viral (it's just another sust devil - and yes, I'd run through one!
Rain, floods frustrate tourists and locals in south Florida
Arizona blazes grow as wildfire season peaks 
There were two alternative explanations for the mysterious bend in the Hawaiian-Emperor chain - but new sresearch suggests, in accordance with Mayhew's Law, that both probably played a role And as we wean ourselves off Victorian technology and terrorist oil, renewables provide more than half UK electricity for first time


8th June - Today's News: Eight Dead in Cape Town Storm

6th June - Today's News: Autumnal Weather and Tornadoes Hit Britain

Autumn seems to have arrived early .....  A cool, windy day here with over 10mm rain last night and this morning.   In Wales, hundreds without power after strong winds and rain whilst in London there was travel chaos for rail and Tube commuters as wind and rain batters capital
Meanwhile, Britian is hit by a rash of non existent weather as a 'mini tornado' sweeps through industrial estate in Rockfield Road, Blackburn whilst at the weekend it's claimed another 'mini tornado' wrecks Cornhill Highland Games  in NE Scotland.  Whether or not they were tornadoes is a moot point: as the BBC in partiocualr have been told many times, there's a mini cooper and a mini clubman but there's never been a mini tornado.
South Africa's Cape prepares for major storm
A new study suggests that the earliest human-made climate change took place 11,500 years ago as the development of farming and associated deforestation in the Middle East increased local erosion
Study est…

5th June - Today's News: Spring Warmest on Record for NI and Wales

It was my warmest May on record (from 2003) although, of course, my garden does sometimes experience higher temperatures than would be recorded by a properly situated thermometer.   Across the country May was also warm as Wales and Northern Ireland have warmest spring on record and for England it's the second warmest.
Pakistan’s hottest day recorded in Turbat last Sunday with the mercury hitting 53.5c whilst as north India reels under intense heat, Delhi records 44.6 degree Celsius
And in Viet Nam, Hanoi sweats through hottest day in decades
Meanwhile, northern Sweden just had snow – in June!
Canada tornado: Alberta lawn-mowing man defies twister
And the Earth resists NASA's attempts to make red and green clouds

3rd June - Today's News: Major Flooding Hits Taipei After 150mm Rain

2nd June - Today's News: Heavy Rain as TS Beatriz Hits Mexico