UK Heatwave

Why Is British Heat Often Short-lived?

Aidan McGivern | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Tech
Aidan McGivern

While British summers may still be described as three fine days and a thunderstorm, it's more important than ever that we understand the mechanisms that cause the UK's hottest weather to be followed by its most violent thunderstorms.

Can We Ditch Our Suits Or Even Quit Work Early During Heatwaves?

Victoria McLean | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

It's one of the hottest British heatwaves on record - and the majority of us are sat at our work desks sweltering. As any of us who have ever been i...

Forget Gin, Here Are 22 Doctor-Approved Tips To Reduce Hay Fever Symptoms

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Hay fever season is in full swing bringing with it leaky eyes, clogged sinuses and sneezing fits galore. In fact, if you haven’t gone through 40 bo...

Gardener Warns Of Sun Dangers After Being Left With Second-Degree Burns

Caters News | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A Scottish gardener has been left with awful second-degree burns after working outside in the heatwave. Greg Binnie, from Edinburgh, spent seven hour...

The Important Detail To Check On The Suncream You're Using On Your Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Parents

A woman has shared a reminder to make parents aware of the UVA star rating when applying suncream to their kids. Carly Jane, from Milton Keynes, said ...

The Last Time It Was This Hot Was 40 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK

Hottest summer solstice on record Level 3 amber warning issued Tarmac melts in Guildford Three heatwave deaths Britain is basking in the hottest J...

Dad Keeps Kids Off School In The Heat (And Other Ways UK Parents Are Coping)

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents

With the soaring temperatures in the UK, it can be hard to find ways to keep cool. And parents have the additional worry of making sure their kids are...

It’s A Blistering Heatwave For Now But Boy Are Things About To Change

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK

Sunday was the hottest day so far this year, and the mercury could go even higher on Monday. A broad air mass originating from the tropical Atlantic i...

Brits Are Not Coping Well With This Heatwave

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Whether it’s hot, cold or somewhere in between, us Brits love to complain about the weather. And with temperatures reaching 32°C in some parts of ...

Elderly People Who Use Electric Fans Could Be Harming Their Health

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Elderly people who try to keep cool with electric fans could be doing their health no favours, according to a new study. Researchers found that using...

Heatwave Temperatures Are Here But Will They Last The Bank Holiday Weekend?

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK

Unless you’re living in your own private microcosm you’ll have noticed the UK is experiencing something of a scorcher. On Wednesday, heatwave temp...

How to Protect Your Skin in a Heatwave

Seena Seka | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Seena Seka

British summer time can be disappointing but the forecasters are predicting a heatwave this August - with tropical temperatures on the way!

What Not to Wear to a Gig

Isabel Maguire | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Isabel Maguire

I saw The Libertines live for the first time this summer. I thought I had missed my chance to experience the Libs the way God intended-in a tiny pub with one hundred sweaty indie kids-but just as I was about to tap my Oyster Card at Finchley Road I got a call from my friend, Josh. "Where are you? If you're already on the train you're going to kill yourself."

Expert Reveals What To Look For In A Good Sun Cream

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Buying sun cream can be a minefield. You have to choose the brand, SPF and then there’s the whole dilemma of choosing between spray and lotion. And...

Woman Locks Herself In Hot Car To Show How Distressing It Is For Dogs

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

An animal lover has proved you shouldn’t leave your dog in a hot car by filming herself shut a vehicle. On Facebook, Jess Ritchie said she was insp...

12 Weird Things Brits Do During A Heatwave

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s safe to say the hot temperatures are playing havoc with our brains. All etiquette has gone out of the window and suddenly we have no qualms abo...

12 Tweets That Sum Up How Ungrateful British People Are When Summer Finally Arrives

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

After a long and gloomy winter, you would’ve thought we’d welcome a heatwave with open arms; finally able to use those pub gardens and that one pa...

7 Ways To Keep Cool When You're Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents

Summer is finally here, and while we are all pleased we can leave our umbrella at home for the first time in months, the sun brings it’s own set of ...

11 Tips For Keeping Cool At Night During A Heatwave

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Summer is here, bringing with it scorching days and humid nights. While we welcome the hot weather after a long and dreary winter, the stuffy nights c...

10 Things To Do In London During The Heatwave

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We’re in the midst of a heatwave and, as always, us Brits aren’t coping well. For the sun-seekers who do love a bit of sunshine and sweatiness, t...

'Most Extreme Ever' Weather Event Made It Feel Like Almost 70C In Iran Yesterday

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

A city in Iran felt like it was 68C (154F) on Thursday after a freak combination of extreme humidity and temperatures created conditions which are bel...

There's More Heatwave To Come (But Not For The Grim North)

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK

The saying "It's grim up north" has never been truer. Last week temperatures soared to 35C across the UK and the heatwave is set to continue... but...

26 Signs That British Summertime Is Here

Katy Cox | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Cox

The sight of a wasp/bee/hornet makes you convulse and scream on impact like a deranged psychopath. You add a can of Raid to your weekly shopping order and feel mighty powerful taking out half of the insect population with one lingering blast of the can.

A Quite Spectacular End To Britain's Record Hot July Day

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK

Yesterday may have been the hottest day on record since 2006 and the hottest July day ever recorded, but last night saw huge thunderstorms hit parts o...

If You're Wearing Sunglasses Then You Should Probably Read This

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK

Temperatures have risen to 36C during a sizzling heatwave that has mercilessly swept through Britain. [That's a heatwave so severe trains are being ca...