Britain Faces More Extreme Heat

Temperatures were expected to reach 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) in some parts of the country, which largely lacks air-conditioning and set a record high last month.

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Climate Change Worsened Britain’s Heat Wave, Scientists Find

Scorchers like the one last week are still unusual, but global warming is making them more likely, and worse when they do strike.

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Europe’s Heat Wave Breaks UK Temperature Records and Drives Wildfires

Europe is ill prepared for extreme heat fed by global warming. For the first time on record, parts of Britain hit 40 degrees Celsius — 104 Fahrenheit — as did Paris for only the third time.

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Britain Braces for ‘Exceptionally’ Hot Weather

The Met Office issued an amber warning for extreme heat this weekend.

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British Rainfall Records Extended Back to 1836 Thanks to Covid Lockdowns

As Britain went into its first Covid lockdown, a scientist asked for help transcribing rainfall records spanning three centuries. Thousands of people online answered the call.

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Storm Eunice Slams Britain With Dangerously High Winds

Wind gusts of up to 90 miles per hour were expected in parts of the country. One weather official said the storm would be the worst the country has seen in 30 years.

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Hurricanes Get Names. What About Heat Waves?

Short, distinctive names are assigned to storms to raise awareness about their dangers. Some experts argue for doing the same for heat waves, which can be even deadlier.

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