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African Plume Heatwave

May 25 , 2023 395 days 459 0
  • The United Kingdom is set to face unprecedented heat wave conditions as meteorologists predict the arrival of the African Plume.
  • It would result in "record-breaking" temperatures.
  • The high-pressure system will cause severe heat conditions within the UK by the end of May.
  • Temperatures are set to reach as high as 35 degrees Celsius.
  • This meteorological phenomenon is characterised by a mass of hot air moving from the Sahara Desert to Europe.
  • It causes a lengthy period of exceptionally high temperatures which may last for days or weeks.
  • The intensity can vary each year, depending on the atmospheric conditions.

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