Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-30°C's next week and while this is very hot weather for the UK, it's not technically a heatwave as theWeather Club explains.
Here in the UK, there is no official definition of a 'heatwave'. Instead, the definition comes from the World Meteorological Organisation who define a heatwave as "when the daily maximum temperature exceeds the average by 5°C for more than five consecutive days."
With the world watching, Brazil’s Olympic Opening Ceremony was the perfect platform to educate more than three billion viewers about global warming and climate change.
Within a bright, booming and creative ceremony, our changing environment was a key feature. A short video on anthropogenic climate change, narrated by Dame Judi Dench, included maps and graphics showing how rapidly the earth’s temperature is rising, the staggering amount of ice that has melted over the last century and how rising sea levels will flood cities around the world in the future.
Photo: Over the last 48 hours, there have been almost 350,00 lightning strikes across europe. Source: Lightningmaps.org
Thunderstorms and torrential downpours across Europe at the start of meteorological summer, have left at least 10 people dead and left several others seriously injured.
Photo: One of the world's largest coal-fired stations, the 5,400 MW Bełchatów Power Station in Poland. Source: Wiki
Around 170 countries are gathered and expected to sign the new Paris Agreement on climate change today, corresponding with International Earth Day.