Fen Landscape 34 – Flaming June

“Thermometers crept as high as 33C last week, with the mercury rising highest in Porthmadog in north Wales on June 28 … Scotland also recorded its highest EVER temperature last month – 33.2C in Motherwell, also on June 28 … unusually dry weather across the south east and central southern England, with just six percent of the expected rainfall … In Essex, just 1.7mm or rain fell during the entire month.”  “With no sign of a cool-down for at least the next four weeks forecasters expect this to be one of, if not the, hottest summers on record.  High pressure wedged over the UK refuses to budge as Britain bakes in one of the longest heatwaves for more than 40 years.”  On Tuesday the fenland fields were fringed with bleached blonde grasses in the evening sun.

 

Photo: North Fen, Cottenham, July 2018

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