UK is preparing for a hot record – VG

STEAKS: A couple on the beach on Barry Island in Wales on Monday.

The extreme heat spreading across Western Europe has now led Britain to make plans for its first “heatwave crisis”.

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based on Telegraph The so-called “Cobra crisis meeting” was held at the government on Monday. Cobra refers to the Briefing Room of the Cabinet Office where various ministers meet in national and international crises.

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The meeting comes in light of the British Meteorological Institute’s Meteorological Office sending a yellow weather warning on Monday for parts of the UK. This indicated that there was a “danger to life”, and according to the newspaper it had only been sent twice before.

The forecast said there was a chance for “very high temperatures both day and night”. This is expected from Sunday and into early next week.

Wales set a new heat record so far this year on Monday with 28.7 degrees.

– Major changes in work practices and daily routines may be required, the Met Office said.

COOLING: A man swims in the Sky Pool at Nine Elms in London on Monday.

The first “level 4” heatwave

According to the UK’s Health Safety Board (UKHSA), a level four national crisis is only reported if the weather becomes so extreme that “illness and death can occur among those who are healthy and in good condition”. So far not reported.

– There is a possibility of a heat wave at level four. If the temperature is above 40 degrees, it is likely that we will have a level four heatwave for the first time, a UKHSA spokesperson told the Telegraph and added:

– I do not see how not with the temperature.

HOT: A couple use umbrellas for shade on Tower Bridge in London on Monday.

Afraid of a new hot record

based on Sky News Meteorologists say there is a 30 per cent chance that Sunday will be Britain’s hottest day.

A heatwave of that level would, among other things, affect schools, infrastructure, power generation, healthcare and food delivery.

The current heat record in the UK is 38.7 degrees Celsius. This was set in 2019. It has now been announced that temperatures can reach over 40 degrees.

Early Monday, rail traffic at Battersea in London was suspended for at least two hours after the logs caught fire. The Telegraph wrote that sparks burned the beams, while Network Rail stated in an email to VG that the cause of the fire was being investigated.

SLEPE: Battersea Bridge, between Victoria and Brixton.

Speed ​​restrictions have also been put in place to prevent the railroad tracks from being sunburned by the heat.

Melting road

Hampshire City Council will be ready to deploy illegal vehicles to protect cars on thawing roads. This will spread the fine grained sand on the older road surface to act as a sponge and absorb excess coarse asphalt pavement.

Several places in the country will also have tropical nights on Wednesday nights.

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– If the temperature does not drop below 20 degrees at night, it is classified as a tropical night. So parts of Yorkshire, which sounds ridiculous, will have a tropical night tonight, meteorologist Simon Partridge at the Met Office told Sky News.

In Lincolnshire, the RAF Air Force had to stop some flights the Monday after that the runway melts in the sun.

France and Spain

In France, they are bracing for a heatwave from Wednesday, reports Figaro. On Monday, the French Meteorological Institute introduced the yellow heatwave warning in 23 areas. This means that people must be vigilant.

BEACH: People flocked to the beach in Brighton on a hot Sunday.

The strongest heat is expected in the southwest with a peak of 34 degrees and tropical nights, according to meteorologist Pascal Scaviner at La Chaîne Météo.

“All countries in southern Europe are affected, with the highest temperature in Spain, but with the longest lasting temperature in Italy,” Scavier said.

In Spain, a red alert was sent to Galicia on Tuesday with maximum temperatures expected to be 42 degrees. 13 other regions have also received high temperature warnings, writes El Pais. There, the ongoing extreme heatwave is expected to last “until Friday at least”, but could also last into early next week.

Also in France, the situation may worsen next weekend, depending on the movement of the cold front. In the worst case, the temperature can exceed 40 degrees.

BATHROOM: A tourist in Benaojan, Spain on Sunday.

Le Monde reports that this will be the country’s second heatwave in a month, and will last for at least eight to ten days.

According to Le Figaro, this is France’s 44th heatwave since they began registering in 1947. Meteorologists suggest that climate change is making such phenomena more frequent.

Despite a heatwave in places, meteorologists at home on Monday reported that much of Norway will be colder this week due to low pressure coming from the east.

Climate change

Some British researchers Guardian have spoken to, saying man-made global warming is helping to make each heat wave more likely and more intense.

PROTECTOR: People with umbrellas in a flower garden in the Tower of London on Monday.

– Every heat wave we experience today is made warmer by the fossil fuels we’ve burned, especially in the last few decades, says Dr. Friederike Otto at Imperial College London.

– The heatwave is by far the deadliest weather extreme in Europe. In 2020 alone, more than 2,500 people in the UK died from hot days. And it’s less hot and less common than we’ve seen so far this year, Otto continued.

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