UK data hottest day in August in 17 years

London, August 8

The UK recorded its hottest day in August after 17 years, as temperatures reached 36.four levels Celsius in south-east England, the Met Office stated.

As of three p.m. on Friday, the mercury reached 36.four levels Celsius at London’s Heathrow Airport, making it the most well liked August day since 2003, BBC Weather stated.

It comes only one week after the UK recorded a yearly excessive of 37.8C at Heathrow.

Earlier, a excessive of 26.four levels Celsius was recorded in Wales, 23.5 levels Celsius in Scotland, and 20.9 levels Celsius in Northern Ireland.

Due to the nice and cozy climate, 1000’s of individuals flocked to the British coast on Friday, reviews Xinhua information company.

By noon, the British coastguard stated it had responded to dozens of calls and has urged the general public to remain secure on the seashore.

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council’s seashore test app confirmed 19 of its 24 seashores underneath pink alert, warning individuals to keep away from the areas as secure social distancing just isn’t potential.

The remaining seashores had been underneath amber, which means they had been congested and beachgoers ought to “stay alert”.

The heat climate is predicted to final nicely into Friday evening, with temperatures staying above 20 levels Celsius till Sunday, media reviews stated.

Last week, the Met Office warned that local weather change pushed by industrial society is having an growing affect on the UK’s climate.

Its annual UK report confirmed that 2019 was the 12th warmest 12 months in a sequence from 1884, and described the 12 months as outstanding for top temperature data within the UK. — IANS

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