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2006-07-19 05:15:00

LONDON -- Temperatures in Britain are expected to hit all-time record highs for July on Wednesday with an outside chance of beating the hottest-ever mark. The continuing heatwave being fanned by warm air from the Continent is forecast to push thermometers above 37 degrees Centigrade (98.6 Fahrenheit) before a respite on Thursday. That would mean beating the 36 C July record set in Epsom, Surrey in 1911. "That looks pretty vulnerable at the moment," a Met Office spokesman said. At Buckingham...

2006-07-18 04:31:57

LONDON (Reuters) - Temperatures could reach an all-time high in Britain on Wednesday as the heatwave tightens its grip, forecasters said. There is a 30 percent chance Britain would swelter in its hottest-ever day, with warmer weather than the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and southeast Asia, the Met Office said on Tuesday. The highest temperature ever recorded in Britain was 38.5 Celsius (101.3 Fahrenheit) at Faversham in Kent, on August 10, 2003. "It is possible that the all-time...

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2006-07-03 08:30:00

LONDON -- The heatwave across much of southern Britain poses "significant health risks" for the elderly and very young, officials warned on Monday. The warning came after the Meteorological Office said it was raising its Heat-Health alert to the highest level since it started issuing heatwave warnings in 2004. London and much of southern England and Wales are forecast to bake again on Monday and Tuesday with temperatures rising up to 32 degrees centigrade (90F). Severe thunderstorms and heavy...

2005-10-14 07:17:58

By Gerrard Wynn LONDON (Reuters) - 2005 will be the second or third warmest year on record globally, Britain's national weather service said on Friday, as climate concerns build among people in polar and low-lying areas and in the insurance and utility industries. "Whether it is second or third depends on how Siberia reacts between now and the end of the year," said Wayne Elliott, Met Office spokesman. "1998 was the warmest ever, 2005 is looking at being second. It will be another...

2005-10-14 05:08:59

By Gerrard Wynn LONDON (Reuters) - 2005 will be the second or third warmest year on record globally, Britain's national weather service said on Friday, as climate concerns build among people in polar and low-lying areas and in the insurance and utility industries. "Whether it is second or third depends on how Siberia reacts between now and the end of the year," said Wayne Elliott, Met Office spokesman. "1998 was the warmest ever, 2005 is looking at being second. It will be another...

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2005-03-11 07:26:31

NASA -- NASA is bringing better weather information to pilots and forecasters with the help of airborne sensors installed on a fleet of commuter airliners. A team led by researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., designed, built and equipped dozens of Mesaba Airlines aircraft with the Tropospheric Airborne Meteorological Data Report (TAMDAR) instrument. The TAMDAR sensor allows aircraft flying below 25,000 feet to automatically sense and report atmospheric conditions....


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  • To talk saucily.
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