Sand river of Iraq

 

The extremely rare ‘sand river’ phenomenon of the Iraqi deserts. It’s not actually sand though. It is pieces of hail and ice, possibly with some sand mixed in, moving at high speed.

Credits: Vijay Shah, Kalki Group and Facebook, The Huffington Post

July 2016 heatwave in the UK

 

Today has been the hottest day this year, with temps reaching 31C (87.8F) here in London and a national maximum of 35C (95F) in some parts of south-east England. I’ve literally been sweltering, although frankly it was not as unbearable for me as 2015’s heatwave was.

Credits: Blender Guru via Giphy