Scotland woke to a lovely morning today, 14 January, 2021. Here, the Campsie Fells, central Scotland, photo by Melanie Scott via The Scotsman.
18.3°C = 64.94°F
Screen grab from a story headlined Like a Furnace from Independent.co.uk.
“Highs of over 50C are expected, with meteorologists warning the heat could break the country’s existing record of 50.7C measured at Oodnadatta, South Australia, in 1960.”
50C is 122F. Below, stock photos from Broome, Sydney and Darwin.
Noteable: looks like rainfall exceeded the yearly average in six hours yesterday:
“According to the Civil Aviation Authority, the suburb of Abu Hamor in the capital Doha, recorded 84mm of rain in less than 6 hours, making it the nation’s wettest October day on record.
The October average rainfall is just 1.1mm and the downpour easily exceeded Qatar’s average annual of 77mm.”
Click it to have a look. Via Jan Lenaerts, @lenaertsjan
Lots more here. Via @borzou
Fans of the business of flying should take a look at Jason Rabinowitz’s Twitter feed. His coverage of how the storm affected east coast flight operations is fascinating. He’s @AirlineFlyer. Also, see the article Why Did New York’s JFK Airport Struggle to Cope With Its Flight Backlog After the Bomb Cyclone? from The Points Guy.