Archive for July, 2016

No heatwave in Reading in July 2016 – but two in December 2015!

By Roger Brugge Maybe the title of this piece may seem rather odd – but then ‘what is a heatwave?’ Perhaps surprisingly, in the UK there is no accepted definition for a heatwave. The Met Office tend to use the World Meteorological Organization definition of a heatwave which is “when the daily maximum temperature of […]

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Was the weather of June 2016 really that bad?

By Roger Brugge Yes, there were frequent thunderstorms, some localised flooding and a lack of very high temperatures – but then is this really unusual for June in Reading (or southern England)? Or might it just be a matter of ‘rose-tinted glasses’ leading us to expect scorchingly-hot/dry weather in June – and the fact that […]

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