Orkney seafood too hot to handle
Sunday 02 July 1995
Officials on the Scottish islands advised that scallops, mussels and razor clams should not be gathered or eaten because the hot, sunny weather had spawned toxic algae blooms in Scapa Flow and other waters. The naturally- occurring blue-green algae, which blossoms in the sunlight and polluted conditions, gives off a poisonous toxin which can be dangerous to humans.
Meanwhile, forecasters at London weather centre said the balmy summer temperatures of last week were at an end. The south and east might even suffer some thundery showers today or tomorrow as conditions change and the high pressure area that kept skies clear slides away to the south- west.
However, the picture for the rest of the week over England and Wales appears a little brighter with sunny intervals and some cloud expected, accompanied by temperatures in the low 20s Celsius.
In comparison to the high temperatures of last week, it will feel cooler, although weathermen said it would be much more in keeping with the norm for early July. Wimbledon may escape rain for the week.
Scotland and Northern Ireland are more likely to have rain, with sunny intervals for much of the week.
Water ban madness, page 25
- 3 Russian girl takes her own life after parents find pornography on her computer
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
£40000 per annum: Ashdown Group: A reputable organisation within the leisure i...
£90 - £140 per day: Tradewind Recruitment: I am currently working in partnersh...
£96000 - £200000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Looking for a better earning p...
£32000 - £36000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A rapidly expanding company in ...