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New research, released today by the Met Office in conjunction with the NHS England #CoverUpMate skin cancer campaign, has revealed a worryingly relaxed attitude towards sun care amongst many parents of young children. Sunburn in childhood has been strongly linked to the development of skin cancer in later years, making it a vital time for parents to ensure their children are protected.
Unusual conditions in the tropics and stratosphere gave rise to the very wet winter of 2013-14, in which there was damaging flooding in many parts of England. Climate change made a secondary contribution by increasing the moisture holding capacity of the atmosphere.
Today will see the final peak in temperatures for the south while thundery showers move eastwards across the north.
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