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Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice Image ID 2203
Acquisition date 21-Jun-2017
Over head time 12:36:00
Satellite Sensor viirs
Sensor Channel(s) 1,4,3

The Met Office reported that a temperature of 34.5 degrees Centigrade (94 degrees Fahrenheit) was measured at Heathrow Airport making it both the UKs warmest Summer Solstice on record and hottest June day since 1976. Areas of fog/low cloud can be seen off and over the British Isles, France, Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Smoke plumes are visible from forest fires in central Portugal. Thunderstorms are evident across Europe and North Africa. Lee waves, cloud streets, algal blooms and aircraft contrails are also apparent in this image.

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