UK hits record temperatures

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England is bracing for record temperatures, and authorities have issued an amber warning for excessive heat.


On Monday, the Met Office red alert will include all of southern Scotland and Wales, and on Tuesday, it will cover all of England. TfL has advised Londoners to limit their travel on these days to the bare minimum. With temperatures hitting 41 degrees Celsius, a national emergency has been proclaimed (106F). That would be hotter than the current record high in the UK, which was set at Cambridge this year at 38.7 degrees Celsius. Concerns about water safety may rise as more people flocked to the coast, lakes, and rivers in response to the amber warning, and transportation delays were a real possibility for those who were caught in the storm.


The government is taking precautions by increasing the number of people who can take calls to the 111 helpline and the number of ambulance dispatchers available on Monday and Tuesday. Everyone should keep an eye out for elderly or infirm neighbours and loved ones who may be struggling in the heat.

On Saturday, the administration convened a special Cobra meeting to discuss how to handle the current heat wave. The Prime Minister was apparently absent, and Labour has criticized this decision. And for his intention to give a private lunch for some Conservative MPs at Chequers on Sunday.


Angela Rayner, the deputy leader, recently claimed that Boris Johnson “Getting ready to have a good time as Britain burns. Absent once more “. Customers of Transport for London have been told to expect “delays, cancellations, and short notice modifications” to all services due to the severe heat. Clients have been urged to stay hydrated and avoid taking public transportation if they are ill. As the Tory leadership contest heats up, Alok Sharma, president of the United Nations climate change meeting COP26, has threatened to resign if a new prime minister abandons the government’s “net zero” ambitions to reduce climate-damaging carbon emissions.


The area includes London, Manchester, and York is under a red warning (the highest category) from the Met Office for excessive heat on Monday and Tuesday. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued a level four heat notice to health and care bodies, indicating that illness and death may occur “among the fit and well,” echoing the Met Office’s earlier warning. Strokes and heart attacks brought on by the effort required to maintain a normal core temperature are the leading causes of death during heat waves. Heatwaves are becoming more frequent, powerful, and long-lasting due to climate change, according to experts.


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