Some parts of the UK will experience the hottest day of the year so far with maximum temperatures of 34 ° C (93.2 ° F) today.
The Met 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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Temperatures will reach 29ºC this morning
London is expected to reach 29 ° C at 11am this Friday morning as the south prepares for the hottest day of the year so far.
For Scotland and Northern Ireland, the morning will be rainy and cooler.
Maryam Zakir-Hussain June 17, 2022 7:40 AM
Huge weather differences in the UK with heat and showers
The UK is expected to witness a contrasting day with cooler, windier weather in Scotland and Northern Ireland, with rain moving to the south-east and scorching heat in most of England and Wales. · Les.
The Met Office said London and potentially some places in East Anglia will witness 34 ° C, making it the hottest day of the year to date.
It would mostly be a dry afternoon with summer sunshine in England and Wales, however, there is a chance of showers at dawn in the south of England.
On Saturday, the Met official said a cooler day would prevail and there would be scattered showers across the south and central England that could be locally intense.
The clouds will break through Scotland and later some periods of sunshine will develop and there will be some scattered showers in the west.
Shweta Sharma17 June 2022 07:16
The US Forest Service admits to having started a forest fire in New Mexico almost the size of Greater London
One of the two fires in New Mexico that became the largest forest fire in the state was started by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the agency has admitted (writes Vishwam Sankaran).
The USFS said Friday that the Calf Canyon fire started from a planned burn it made during the winter, but turned into a “dormitory fire,” which continued to go unnoticed.
He said the Calf Canyon fire was caused by a “pile of burned branches” that the agency thought had been burned on April 9, but then ignited ten days later on April 19. and escaped the containment lines.
Then, on April 22, the agency said a “wind event” caused the fire to spread significantly and the Calf Canyon Fire to merge with the Hermits Peak Fire, which was also caused by a planned burn.
The two flames combined to set fire to more than 312,320 acres (1,263 square kilometers) of forests and mountain valleys, almost the size of Greater London, and destroyed hundreds of homes.
Liam James June 17, 2022 7:00 p.m.
Climate change is driving record temperatures in the UK, Met Office
The head of the National Climate Information Center’s Meteorological Office said climate change is driving the current heat wave and has increased the likelihood of a more extreme climate.
Dr Mark McCarthy said: “Climate change has increased the average temperature of summers in the UK and is also increasing the likelihood of experiencing more extreme temperatures during periods of heat and heat waves.
“Reaching 34 ° C in June is a rare, but not unprecedented, event in the UK’s record climate. “, he said in reference to June 21, 2017 and June 29, 2019.
The highest temperature in Britain was in June 1976, when Southampton Mayflower Park reached 35.6 ºC.
Shweta Sharma June 17, 2022 6:59 AM
Expensive sunscreens do not provide protection against street signs, says Which?
According to the consumer group Which ?, expensive mineral-based sunscreens did not exceed SPF and UVA and UVB protection test standards.
The watchdog dog tested five SPF30 mineral products that claimed to offer a high level of protection, of which three products failed the tests.
He said one of the least effective was Clinique Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, which costs £ 26 for a 125ml bottle, as it barely provided a third of the SPF level claimed in the tests.
But the fifth mineral sunscreen, Green People Scent Free Sun Cream SPF30 at £ 25.50 per 200ml, which also uses chemical UV filters, passed SPF protection, but failed when it came to blocking UVA rays.
However, most street sunscreens, known as chemical-based sunscreens, work best because they use UV-absorbing ingredients, while mineral sunscreens physically block ultraviolet radiation through ingredients such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.
Hawaiian Tropic and Clinique rejected Which? findings. Green People said it was investigating further and Alba Botanica did not respond to requests for comment.
People sunbathe while enjoying the warm weather on Bridlington Beach in Yorkshire
Shweta Sharma17 June 2022 06:41
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