UK Heatwave

WATCH: Melbourne Is Seriously Hot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The heat is most definitely on across Australia's south-east coast. Seriously on. Melbourne has recorded a temperature of 43°C this week. This ama...

Horror As 100,000 Dead Bats Fall From The Skies In Australia

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Around 100,000 bats are estimated to have died as a result of the recent heatwave in southern Queensland, an animal charity says. The RSPC notes m...

LOOK: Your Stunning Mist Pictures

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK

Parts of the UK were shrouded in mist on Thursday morning, creating some stunning images. Commuters snapped pictures of London's landmarks poking t...

UK Weather: Two-Day Heatwave With Temperatures To Hit 30C

PA | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK

A two-day heatwave will help to extend the summer across the UK, with temperatures predicted to peak at 30C. The mercury has been gradually warming...

Phew, It WAS A Scorcher! It's Been The Hottest Summer On Record For Seven Years

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

This summer was a sizzler indeed - as Met Office figures are set to reveal it was the hottest the UK has experienced for seven years. The figures ...

Will The Notting Hill Carnival Be A Washout?

The Huffington Post/ PA | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK

Pack away your barbecues and get your winter woolies on standby – most of Britain is set to be hit with dreary weather this Bank Holiday Weekend. ...

'Climate Change Sparks Soaring Temperatures'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

Soaring temperatures and severe heat waves will increase in the next few decades, regardless of efforts to cut emissions in the next few decades, rese...

Tribute Paid To 'Talented' Soldier Who Died On SAS Exercise

PA | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

The commanding officer of a soldier who died during SAS selection training in the Brecon Beacons has paid tribute to a "talented young man with a brig...

SO Over This Heatwave!

Chanel de Yong | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chanel de Yong

Are you lying in bed completely naked in the starfish position with you're windows wide open and you're still hot? Have you got your first 'sula' (sweaty upper lip ALERT)? And, is your bag filled with four different water bottles? This British heat wave has definitely caused a dangerous behaviour pattern evident amongst all of us Brits and this bloody heat is the cause of it!

Britain Basks In 'Mini Heatwave'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK

Sunlovers were told to soak up Britain's heatwave today - because it's not set to last. After several days of rain and falling temperatures, the na...

Floods Strike As Return To Heatwave Forecast

PA | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Torrential rain and flash flooding has caused major problems in a small town in West Yorkshire. Parts of the market town of Todmorden are currently...

Lots And Lots Of Rain...

PA | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

More heavy rain hit parts of the UK on Monday as the recent heatwave and hottest July in seven years seemed a distant memory. However forecasters s...

Chub Rub v Hoof: Summer YAY!

Sadie Brown | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

Ah! This feels good, sun, heat, light, everyone's happy, but wait - something feels wrong, painful, oh no - it's upper thigh chub rub, f**k. The bitch is back to ruin my summer fun just because I don't have Alexa like thighs, I am set to suffer this disease a la chubby yet again.

Just In Time For Summer Holidays..

PA | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK

Torrential rain, thunder and lightning is blighting the first weekend of the school holidays, as thousands set off across the UK for their summer brea...

Weekend Weather Warning

PA | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK

Britain's glorious spell of sunshine will be brought to an abrupt end this weekend after the Met Office issued a weather warning for heavy downpours a...

Coping with Climate Change

Andrew Matthews | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Over the past few weeks it's been hard to swing a sunburned shoulder without hitting some sage advice on the subject of keeping cool in the 'heatwave'. Judging by the tone of rising hysteria if you're not at this very moment stuffing your fridge with pillows while running a tepid bath and eating a curry then hell mend you.

How Much of a Risk is the Recent Heatwave to Health?

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

The vast majority of deaths during heatwaves are among the eldery and other 'at-risk' groups, which includes the very young and people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some medications can make your skin especially sensitive to sunlight or reduce your body's ability to regulate its own body heat.

River Rescue Girl, 15, 'Died A Hero'

PA/HuffintonPost | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

A teenager who lost her life trying in vain to save another girl from a fast-flowing river "died a hero", a friend has said. Tonibeth Purvis, 15, j...

Horse Drowns After Woman Takes It Swimming

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

A horse has drowned after panicking when its owner took it swimming in the sea, coastguards said. The horse and rider entered water off the beach o...

Floody Nuisance

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

Flash flooding has hit parts of the UK, with more than 50 homes damaged. The recent heatwave seemed a distant memory as heavy storms left their mar...

Thunderstorms And Flooding As Heatwave Breaks

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

A month's rain fell in just a few hours in some areas as the heatwave broke in a series of heavy thunderstorms on Tuesday. Pershore in Worcestershi...

Keep Cool and Carry On

Andrew Millard | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK
Andrew Millard

To avoid disruption to day-to-day operations and ensure workers don't have to endure further travel misery on sweltering trains and packed motorways, there is a compelling argument for equipping them with remote access and web conferencing technologies that will help them remain productive even if they cannot get into work.

Drought-tolerant Plants for the Garden

David Wong | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Wong

Even with their tough nature, all these plants will appreciate good, regular drinks of water in their first few months while they get settled in. Once they've put their roots down then they can start to look after themselves.

Five Ways to Truly Embrace the British Heatwave

Emma Rose Black | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

Hot hot heat in a country which is known for being covered in a year-round overcast blanket, is kind of blowing our minds right?! I mean we are loving it but you know us moany-Brit types, we just aren't used to this sort of thing on our home turf.

Now That's What I Call Lightning

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

This spectacular picture captures the moment Manchester Piccadilly station was struck by a bolt of lightning. The photograph was taken by Twitter-u...