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My water supplier, @stwater, has been sending messages telling people to use less water in the #UKHeatwave.

As a result, my neighbours have been worried about using water on days so hot, they're a national emergency.

Let me tell you some things about Severn Trent. 🧡
Here are Severn Trent's water leakage figures for the past few years. This is treated, clean drinking water that pours away every day because of leaks they have not fixed.

410 MILLION litres lost PER DAY.
The average person uses about 150 litres of water per day.

Which means Severn Trent loses enough water for 2.7 million people through leakage EVERY DAY.

They don't seem very motivated to fix this.…
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After the extreme #heatwave in the PNW & Canada last year, a few of us at @ECMWF & @UniRdg_Research set about evaluating how well we predicted itπŸ”₯
Q: Were we able to successfully predict the unprecedented?
Short answer: Yes
Longer answer: A 🧡 Map of maximum temperatures from 28-30 June 2021 over the US
This research was published today and is free to read online πŸ”—:…
The first signal last year for unusually warm temps in June in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) was seen in the @ECMWF seasonal forecasts produced in April and May. 50-70% probability of temperatures in the top 20% of past temperatures in the region. No specifics, but a first hint.πŸ”†
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The #UKHeatwave through the weekend into the start of next week is looking increasingly concerning. It's going to be getting very hot for many parts of the UK, and potentially hotter than we've ever recorded.

Here's what you need to know... (1/n)
The heat will build significantly into the weekend and the Met Office has - currently - an AMBER WARNING for Extreme heat across much of Engl and Wales Sun-Tue

These warnings are constantly reviewed and could change as confidence increases...

So how hot will it get? (2/n) ImageImage
By Sunday, temperatures will be quite widely into the low 30s. By Monday, though, the highest temperatures will be mid to HIGH 30s - with some area forecasts showing temperatures of 40C (most likely in SE). (3/n)
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UK #autistic peeps: it is hot
For a good portion of us, heat is a sensory burden which can place stress on the nervous system and contribute to meltdowns. #Autism #ActuallyAutistic
Here's what you can do:
We can be rubbish at wanting to or remembering to drink enough. Carry a water bottle today. Set electronic reminder and/or set electronic reminders to drink each hour. #ActuallyAutistic
Stay in between 11 and 4. Close your curtains to create as much shade as possible. If you do go out, wear a hat, cover your shoulders, and, if you can tolerate the sensation, use a high factor suncream. If you can't, stay in #ActuallyAutistic
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There are five levels of #UKHeatwave alert the Met Office can issue.

This is Level 1... Image
This is #UKHeatwave Level 2... Image
This is #UKHeatwave Level 3... Image
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This #UKHeatwave is getting ridiculous... Image
And it's going to be even hotter tomorrow... Image
Thank goodness I'm working from home... Image
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