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Parks in the UK are expected to witness the hottest day of the year so far with maximum temperatures of 34 ° C (93.2 ° F) today.

The Meteorological Office said London and some parts of East Anglia are more likely to touch around 34 ° C, while most parts of England and Wales are expected to reach 27-30 ° C. .

The UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) and the Met Office have issued several heat health alerts covering much of England.

A Level 3 heat and health alert has been issued for London, the East of England and the South East. A Level 2 alert is maintained for the East Midlands and South West.

Yesterday was confirmed as the hottest day of the year so far, a day after the temperature reached 29.3ºC at Heathrow and Kew Gardens in London.

The rise in warm weather over the years in the UK has been linked to climate change, with the Met Office warning that this week’s high temperatures used to be “rare” in June, but that they have seen several times in recent years.

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The UK will add temperatures of 34 degrees Celsius as the warm season becomes the first heat wave of the year

London, the south-east, and possibly parts of eastern England are expected to be warmer, while most of England and Wales will have temperatures between 27 and 30 ºC, warmer than some in Jamaica. and the Maldives.

Health officials and experts have warned that vulnerable people such as the elderly and the chronically ill are at risk in warmer areas.

Liam James gives you more details.

Shweta Sharma17 June 2022 06:15


Firefighters warn of increased risk of fire due to “reckless” barbecues.

Firefighters in the UK have warned of an increased risk of fire due to the spell of the heat waves.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said it had already witnessed more than 1,430 lawn and open ground fires across the city this year.

Brigade Deputy Fire Safety Commissioner Charlie Pugsley said they are not against people enjoying the glorious weather, but urged them to do so safely.

“Grilling on dry grass is reckless and can easily cause a very serious fire, damaging the immediate area and endangering nearby properties.

“We also ask people to think twice about having barbecues on the balconies.

“It ‘s easier than you might think, for a balcony fire to spread to other people, which could not only leave you homeless, but it could also displace hundreds of your neighbors.

“We’re not trying to get the fun out of the heat wave, but for the sake of our city – and our firefighters who have to work in stifling temperatures to deal with these flames – we’d love for people to follow our advice. blackboard.

“We urge the public to be vigilant and call 999 as soon as they see signs of smoking grass.”

Shweta Sharma June 17, 2022 6:02 AM


The UK will be boiling the hottest day of the year with 34ºC

Parts of the UK are expected to witness stifling temperatures of 34 ° C (93.2 ° F) as the heat season peaks on Friday.

According to the London Met Office and some parts of East Anglia are more likely to reach the peak of 34 ° C, making Friday one of the hottest days of the year so far.

In most of England and Wales, temperatures are expected to rise to 27-30ºC.

On Thursday, temperatures in Northolt, west London, topped the 2022 high of 28.2 ºC after the heat hit 29.5 ºC (85.1 F) on Thursday.

While England and Wales will be warm on Friday, cooler temperatures will be recorded in Northern Ireland and Scotland, where there will be showers.

Meanwhile, firefighters are also warning that there is an increased risk of fire due to the heat wave.

Shweta Sharma June 17, 2022 5:07 AM


Climate change makes heat wave in India and Pakistan “30 times more likely”

According to scientists, man-induced climate change has made parts of India and Pakistan 30 times more likely to take over the heat wave.

India and Pakistan have been suffering from extreme heat since March, which was the hottest in India since records were set 122 years ago. Pakistan has also recorded record temperatures.

Climate experts have repeatedly warned that heat waves are rising in intensity and frequency around the world due to global warming, caused mainly by the burning of fossil fuels.

The increased likelihood of heat waves is worrisome because they are the deadliest extreme weather events and also damage crops and livelihoods.

Liam James June 17, 2022 5:00 p.m.


Speed ​​restriction on trains and warning issued to car owners

Although Network Rail has warned that very hot weather will severely affect train services, Chiltern railway said speed restrictions will be imposed on trains until Saturday.

“Due to the expected hot weather, speed restrictions will be imposed on the railway from today until Saturday, June 18 inclusive,” the Chiltern Railways spokesman said.

He added: “Services will be subject to delays and cancellations. Please check your trip before traveling.”

An urgent warning has also been issued to anyone entering their cars, as the UK is expected to be burned by rising temperatures. RAC, the UK’s leading provider of breakdown services, warned of a “short and strong point of breakdowns”.

He urged all drivers to check oil and coolant levels to avoid breakdowns. “Motorists who fail to do so could risk breaking in the middle of the journey and also face a fine if their vehicle is considered dangerous,” he said.

Shweta Sharma June 17, 2022 4:50 AM


The hottest day of the year was confirmed for the second day in a row ahead of the 34ºC heat wave

Thursday has been confirmed as the hottest day of the year so far, surpassing yesterday’s high of 1.1ºC.

The temperature reached 29.3 degrees Celsius at Heathrow Gardens and Kew Gardens in London, the Met office confirmed, as the heat season continued in Britain.

It is expected to be even warmer on Friday, with 34ºC forecast for the south-east and temperatures will rise to 30ºC in much of England and Wales. A third day of temperatures above regional thresholds would mean the UK was experiencing a heat wave.

Health officials and experts have warned that the heat poses a danger to at-risk groups such as the elderly and those with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and Parkinson’s.

Liam James June 17, 2022 3:00 p.m.


Ireland calls for outdoor swimmers to be careful as the heat arrives

In the current heat season, many people will be looking to cool off in the lakes and waterways.

In anticipation of this, Water Safety Ireland, the Coast Guard and the RNLI made a joint call for outdoor swimmers to be cautious.

Some 79 people drowned in 2021, three more than in 2020, but below the annual average of 111 each year over the past decade. A total of 1,108 people have drowned in the last 10 years.

Roger Sweeney, Acting CEO of Water Safety Ireland, described the deaths as a “tragic unnecessary loss of life and a major public health problem”.

“Drownings can happen quickly and quietly, and the warmer weather sometimes gives people a false sense of security, but the waterways are still pretty cool, affecting the muscles needed to return to shore by swimming with security, “he said.

“Swim in lifeguard waterways or designated designated bathing areas that are known to be safe and have ring buoys present. Stay deep, monitor children closely, and never use inflatable toys in open water. that you can be swept from the shore in an instant. “

Drowning Awareness Week will begin in Britain this Saturday. More than 400 accidentally drown in the UK and Ireland each year.

Liam James June 17, 2022 12:30 AM


Forest fires are burning nearly 4,000 hectares in Spain amid the heat wave

Three forest fires have devastated 3,950 hectares of pines and shrubs in eastern Spain since yesterday, as a heat wave brings temperatures closer to record highs, regional firefighters said Thursday.

Hundreds of firefighters were on the ground fighting the flames with 120 trucks and 19 planes to fight the flames near the towns of Baldomar, Corbera d’Ebre and Castellar Ribera, according to the Fire Brigade of Catalonia.

Most of the efforts focused on Baldomar, where the flames threatened 20,000 hectares of forest and farmland. Some isolated houses were evacuated as well as a children’s center with 54 minors.

There were no reports of deaths or injuries.

Large areas of the country face a high or extreme risk of forest fires, the state meteorological agency Aemet said.

Firefighters are working to extinguish a forest fire near Artesa de Segre, Catalonia


An Air Tractor AT-802A firefighter drops water on a forest fire near Artesa de Segre in Catalonia

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Members of the Military Emergency Unit work to extinguish a forest fire near Artesa de Segre, Catalonia


Liam James June 16, 2022 11:00 p.m.


Weather map: What heat is where?

Check out the BBC weather map to see what the temperature is like in Britain tomorrow.

Liam James June 16, 2022 9:45 p.m.


Look: Londoners enjoy a warm climate, with temperatures reaching 29 ºC throughout the capital

The hottest temperature of the year in the UK so far has been recorded today in Greater London.

Both Heathrow and Kew Gardens in west London recorded 29.3 degrees Celsius this afternoon.

See below how the residents of the capital enjoyed the warm weather:

Londoners enjoy warm weather, with temperatures reaching 29 ºC throughout the capital

Liam James June 16, 2022 8:25 p.m.

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