UK Heatwave

5 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

Anja Brierley | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anja Brierley

In Ayurveda summer is associated with Pitta and its qualities of heat and the element of fire. Although we need fire to digest, transform and metabolise, too much fire can literally cause burned-outs, anger, stress, heat rash and heart burn. When the external fire, the sun, is excessively hot we can try to create balance by reducing other sources of heat and embracing cooling practices.

This New TFL App Tells You How Hot Your Tube Train Will Be

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Travelling by London Underground during this hot weather? You might find this new TFL app - designed by @TechnicallyRon - useful... ...

Where Does Thunder and Lightning Come From?

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

We may dream about hot and sunny summer weather in the UK, but the truth is after a few days of heatwave conditions we can't wait for a good storm or two to clear the air... But how much do you really know about thunderstorms? How does that cute little fluffy cumulus cloud turn into a big threatening thunderhead?

Top 10 Tips For Sleeping in the Heat

Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan

The brain needs to be a fraction of a degree cooler than the rest of the body to achieve optimal sleep. If you're too hot this can stop you getting to sleep and staying asleep. Here are a few weird and wonderful tips to help you create this ideal temperature differential....

Electrifying Pictures Of Last Night's Ferocious Thunder & Lightning Storm

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

Furious storms erupted above the skies of Britain last night – though the heatwave warning remains in place. There were more than 3,000 lightnin...

Pictures Of London's 1911 #Heatwave Reveal There Was A Lot Of Skinny Dipping

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

No air conditioning or chilled drinks cabinets, the Londoners of 1911 had to think of more inventive ways to cool down. Like skinny dipping. The Ed...

22 Incredibly British Things To Do In A Heatwave

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Comedy

We're having a heatwave! Sort of. In some parts of the country. So here's how to celebrate it like a true Brit... SEE ALSO: 20 Songs For A Grea...

#heatwave Brings Most Joyless Advice Ever From Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Britain will be hotter than Barbados today. But don't panic. Just turn off all the lights, close the curtains, and hide under the sofa with bottles of...

How To Sleep When You're Feeling Too Hot

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hot weather is wonderful, isn't it? Right up until you go to bed and become a hot, sticky mess, unable to sleep. You aren't alone - more than 58% ...

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.