Saturday, 28 July 2018

Temperatures reach 38.5C (101F) in Britain!


UK weather: Britain is hottest place in Europe as heatwave nearing all-time record of 38.5C
Met Office

27 July, 2018

Temperatures in Britain today soared all the way to 93.9F (34.4C) on the hottest day of the year so far – leaving some parts of the country warmer than anywhere else in Europe.


The mercury could hit 95F (35C) today then 99F (37C) on ‘Furnace Friday’ tomorrow, triggering thunderstorm warnings for the next two days. There is even a chance Britain could beat its all-time record of 101.3F (38.5C).


Nurses have reported feeling exhausted, sick and dizzy as the hot weather raises temperatures in hospitals, while parents have been ordered to pick up children from nursery early because of the heat.


London Underground passengers said they ‘could barely breathe’ in what they described as ‘hellhole’ conditions, and commuters in East Anglia heading in and out of the capital were let furious after trains were cancelled.


The temperature at London Heathrow reached 93.9F (34.4C) at 2pm today, raising the possibility of it being the hottest ever July day – for which it would need to beat the 98.1F (36.7C) set at the same airport on July 1, 2015.


Commuters struggle on hot trains on the London Underground’s Central line today as the capital is hit by hot temperatures


UK weather: Britain is hottest place in Europe as heatwave nearing all-time record of 38.5C
Met Office

27 July, 2018

Temperatures in Britain today soared all the way to 93.9F (34.4C) on the hottest day of the year so far – leaving some parts of the country warmer than anywhere else in Europe.


The mercury could hit 95F (35C) today then 99F (37C) on ‘Furnace Friday’ tomorrow, triggering thunderstorm warnings for the next two days. There is even a chance Britain could beat its all-time record of 101.3F (38.5C).


Nurses have reported feeling exhausted, sick and dizzy as the hot weather raises temperatures in hospitals, while parents have been ordered to pick up children from nursery early because of the heat.


London Underground passengers said they ‘could barely breathe’ in what they described as ‘hellhole’ conditions, and commuters in East Anglia heading in and out of the capital were let furious after trains were cancelled.


The temperature at London Heathrow reached 93.9F (34.4C) at 2pm today, raising the possibility of it being the hottest ever July day – for which it would need to beat the 98.1F (36.7C) set at the same airport on July 1, 2015.


Commuters struggle on hot trains on the London Underground’s Central line today as the capital is hit by hot temperatures

Heatwave pushes up UK fruit and vegetable prices as yields fall  

Farmers are struggling to raise crops, which stop growing in temperatures above 25C

Weeks of warm dry weather have taken their toll on fruit and vegetable growers. Parts of England have had no rain for more than 50 days, and the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board has said it is the driest runup to harvest in 80 years. Many plants stop growing once temperatures top 25C, and crops without irrigation are especially struggling.

Met Office weather forecast: Thunderstorm warning for London as wildfires break out on 'Furnace Friday'





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