Daily Express: UK wildfires: Firefighters tackle woodland blaze near Alton Towers as heatwave rages

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Dr Gail Millin-Chalabi, researcher at the University of Manchester, said: "The weather conditions have been unprecedented for this time of year if we look at what is happening in Greater Manchester. 

"We have had a month of very hot sunny weather, temperatures around 24C and higher. It peaked at 30C on Tuesday.

"We have had hotter days in the past but the consistency of these hot spells is different.

"When you have a wildfire, within a few days you get a downpour of rain.

Period2 Jul 2018

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  • TitleUK wildfires: Firefighters tackle woodland blaze near Alton Towers as heatwave rages
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletDaily Express
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/SizeParagraphy
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date2/07/18
    DescriptionDr Gail Millin-Chalabi, researcher at the University of Manchester, said: "The weather conditions have been unprecedented for this time of year if we look at what is happening in Greater Manchester. 

    "We have had a month of very hot sunny weather, temperatures around 24C and higher. It peaked at 30C on Tuesday.

    "We have had hotter days in the past but the consistency of these hot spells is different.

    "When you have a wildfire, within a few days you get a downpour of rain.
    Producer/AuthorAlice Scarsi
    URLhttps://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/982829/uk-wildfires-alton-towers-fire-uk-heatwave-latest
    PersonsGail Millin-Chalabi

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute

Keywords

  • Wildfires