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Britain’s Met Office makes changes to ‘heatwave’ definition

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Global temperatures are changing and so is the definition of a heatwave

In English counties including Surrey, the mercury now has to hit at least 28 degrees Celsius for three days in a row to be classed as a heatwave, up from 27 degrees.

The U.K. Met Office says the changing climate and increasing temperatures has now made the original thresholds “obsolete”.

Officials believe the data is clear and British days are getting warmer with the greatest rise throughout parts of central and eastern England.

The Met Office says the definitions have always been structured to adapt to a changing climate.

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Bizarre antics disrupts court – but at what cost?

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Darrell Brooks, the man accused of killing 6 people during the Waukesha Christmas Parade has appeared in court, shirtless

In a bizarre series of events, the 40 year old who is representing himself, consistently disrupted the court.

So Judge Jennifer Dorow moved the defendant to another room to participate via video link with the ability to mute him.

But the antics didn’t stop there, he removed his shirt, with his back to the camera, threatening to break items nearby.

He then took off his shoe and refused to sit down.

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Biden says nuclear ‘armageddon’ threat is back

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U.S. President says the nuclear ‘armageddon’ threat is back for first time since Cuban Missile Crisis

The president was speaking at a fundraiser event, where he said Russian President Vladimir Putin was “not joking when he spoke about the use of tactical nuclear weapons.

U.S. officials have been warning that Russia could use weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine.

But they believe there’s been no change to Russia’s nuclear forces for the time being.

It comes as the leaders of more than 40 European nations convened in Prague to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine’s leader Volodymyr Zelensky spoke via video link.

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss says the summit is “not about moving closer to Europe” but “about working with Europe”.

When pressed about her working relationship with Macron, Truss admitted he is a ‘friend’.

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Thunderstorm asthma warning for millions of Australians

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Australians are being warned to stay indoors, as wild weather approaches

As wild weather approaches Australia, there has been a Thunderstorm asthma warning, with some experts saying it could be the worst thunderstorm asthma event since 2016.

In Australia, experts say the ‘perfect storm’ is well and truly on its way.

Melbourne is dubbed the world’s allergy capital by some researchers and residents are warning to brace for a thunderstorm asthma event.

Asthmatics in the country, are urged to prepare for the peak event as it will put allergy and asthma sufferers at risk.

In 2016 ten people died in a thunderstorm asthma event that rocked the nation.

Deadly storms triggered thousands of asthma attacks and there’s fears that will happen again.

The director of two of the state’s pollen monitoring stations has warned the state is “overdue” for another deadly storm

In fact all of Australia’s eastern states are being warned of intense weather systems over the coming days.

Sydney recorded its wettest year in 164 years, with more heavy downpours expected to fall over Australia’s largest city.

The wild weather can be blamed on the La Nina weather phenomenon. The country remains in the grip of a rare third straight year weather event.

The wild weather is expected to continue sporadically for the rest of the year. The advice is to stay indoors, watch out for flash flooding and stay off the roads.

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