What is a heatwave and How is it defined?

You’ll see much talk in the papers over the coming summer months of heatwaves. The daily rags describe any thing remotely warm as a ‘heatwave’, but is there a strict definition of a heatwave?

This Met Office video sheds some light on it.

“A heatwave is an extended period of hot weather relative to the expected conditions of the area at that time of year, which may be accompanied by high humidity, but what is the definition for a UK heatwave?”

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