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Analysis: How the UK’s ‘insane’ 40C heat was forecast ‘weeks in advance’

Before this heatwave, temperatures of 40C had never even been forecast for the UK – let alone recorded. Image: Unsplash/Belinda Fewings

Ayesha Tandon

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Forecast uncertainty increasing with lead time. heatwave changes in temperature
Small changes in temperature, wind or humidity can have a significant impact on conditions hours or days later. Image: UK Met Office
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