Northern Ireland


post 21 July 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Heat and humidity to return this week

After thunderstorms and flash flooding at the weekend, the heat will return this week, with some places reaching 30C by Thursday.

post 18 July 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Severe thunderstorm warning as heatwave breaks

Severe thunderstorms are expected tonight and through Saturday, as the heatwave breaks, bringing the threat of some severe weather across the UK.

article 17 July 2014 UK
Hyde park bomb suspect John Downey (Getty)
Andy Davies by Northern Irish 'on-the-run' letters policy legal, but flawed

Controversial letters sent to around 190 Irish republicans assuring them they were no longer wanted by UK police are not unlawful, but are part of a "systematically flawed" scheme, an inquiry finds.

post 16 July 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Expected heatwave triggers heat-health alert

In response to the arrival of hot weather in the coming days, the Met Office today issued a level 2 heat-health alert for the Midlands and eastern parts of England.

post 11 July 2014
Read more on Liam's blog A brief burst of heat may bring 30C next week

So far this summer, nowhere in the UK has reached a temperature of 30C (86F). However, that may change next week, with a brief burst of heat and humidity from Spain.

article 11 July 2014 Ireland
by Garth Brooks and Orange Order in Irish crises

Twin crises are playing out either side of the Irish border: one of identity the other credibility. Brian Whelan looks at how Garth Brooks and the Orange Order could bring the island to a standstill.

post 07 July 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Rare noctilucent clouds light up the sky

Last night delivered a spectacular showing of noctilucent clouds in the sky above the UK, leading to a flurry of tweets this morning, asking me what they are.

post 25 June 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Heavy showers this weekend: wellies galore at Glastonbury

June so far has seen high pressure grace our shores for much of the time, giving lots of settled weather, warmth and pleasant spells of summer sunshine. However, that is about to change.

post 23 June 2014
Read more on Liam's blog Glastonbury 2014 weather: don't forget your wellies!

So far, June has generally graced our shores with high pressure, giving many of us warmth and sunshine for the first summer month. But rain is on the horizon for Glastonbury later this week.