Thunderstorms and heavy rain to drench parts of UK

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Weather Met Office says Wales and central southern England could be heaviest hit areas Summer lightning storm Brighton’s West Pier Last July. Photograph: AlbiOne/GuardianWitness As if the national mood needed further dampening after England’s World Cup exit, thunderstorms and heavy rain threaten to end Läs mer…

Weatherwatch: weather gods confounded sceptics in summer 2013

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Weatherwatch Weather Spring was so cold that people did not expect a hot summer – but they were wrong Children play in the sand at ‘Nottingham Riviera’ – an urban beach in the city’s Old Market Square – on 19 July, 2013. Photograph: Rui Läs mer…

The downsides of the heatwave – from wilting trees to 471m lost hours of sleep

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Shortcuts Weather A new study has shown that heat is bad for brain function. But how else is this incessant summer affecting Britain? Cruel summer … wilting Brits. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Ah, the drowsy bliss of the endless heatwave. In the desert now forming Läs mer…

The trouble with weather apps

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apps The Observer If forecasting is more accurate than ever, why are smartphone apps so variable – and which is best? Inaccurate apps can affect profits in the tourism industry. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo It was a tale of two storms. The first consisted Läs mer…