The sunny outlook comes a month after hundreds of Britons flocked to the country's beauty spots to enjoy rising mercury levels as an 'African heat flare' brought with it 'very hot conditions' in southeastern areas and a ten-day heatwave from the beginning to the middle of August. … [Read more...] about Are we heading for an Indian Summer? Britain will enjoy 75F temperatures this week as hot air plume from continent sends mercury soaring… and it could get even hotter
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"That air drifting in from the southwest, that's going to make things feel quite warmer through the day if not quite humid. … [Read more...] about UK weather forecast – Hot air plume from the Azores to bring two-day 24C mini-heatwave
I gathered pictures of these things and pinned them up on my studio wall. Each day I spent a few minutes adding new images, sorting them into categories and looking for patterns. Then one day, something clicked. I saw lollipops, pom-poms and polka dots, and it dawned on me: they were all round in shape. Vibrant quilts kept company with Matisse paintings and rainbow candies: all bursting with saturated colour. A picture of a cathedral’s rose window puzzled me at first, but when I placed it next to a snowflake and a sunflower, it made sense: all had radiating symmetries. And the common thread among bubbles, balloons and hummingbirds also became clear: they were all things that floated gently in the air. Seeing it all laid out, I realised that though the feeling of joy is mysterious and ephemeral, we can access it through tangible, physical attributes. Specifically, it is what designers call aesthetics – the properties that define the way an object looks and feels – that … [Read more...] about Ode to joy: how to find happiness in balloons and rainbows
Spike in mystery coronavirus infections hits Sydney as New South Wales records another 12 cases – and the worrying CBD cluster grows yet again New South Wales has recorded another 12 cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 3,902. … [Read more...] about Urgent alert for MILLIONS of Australians in new hot spot suburbs to get tested for coronavirus NOW – even if they have a runny nose – so is your area on the list?
Rising temperatures will make it 'dangerous' to be outside if more is not done to curtail climate change, claims expert A health expert has warned that the UK's rising temperatures - including the current heatwave - will make it 'highly dangerous' for people to be outside if more is not done to curtail climate change. … [Read more...] about ‘Have we forgotten social distancing?’ Critics accuse beach crowds of ‘undoing the hard work of lockdown’ during dash to the seaside on hottest August day in 17 years as staycation stampede leaves roads gridlocked