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Learn more about the physics underlying the weather with Brilliant!

This summer in the Northern Hemisphere we've seen some pretty exceptional temperatures, not seen in the UK since 1976. However in 76 the UK was a red blob in a mostly blue temperature map. In 2018 the UK's heatwave is a red blob in a sea of yellow and orange. This video talks about the three things that caused this scorching hot summer across the hemisphere.

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