ISLAMABAD, July 18 ( Alliance News): Britain is set to have its hottest day on record this week with temperatures forecast to reach 41C.
According to foreign media reports, the British Meteorological Department has predicted extreme heat in most parts of England, from London and the South East to York and Manchester, on Monday and Tuesday.
Temperatures above 34C were recorded today in London and Suffolk across the rest of the UK and across Wales and parts of Scotland with warnings in place.
In 2019, Cambridge, UK recorded a temperature of 38.7 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature in the country.
The capital is predicted to be one of the hottest places in the world, with temperatures rising in Western Sahara and the Caribbean highlands.
According to the report, sweltering temperatures are expected on Tuesday afternoon as 41 degrees Celsius has been predicted by the Meteorological Department.
This is the first time that the Meteorological Department has issued a ‘red warning’ since the system was introduced last year.
This means that there are likely to be far-reaching impacts on people and infrastructure that require substantial changes in working methods and daily routines.
Several schools have closed early due to extreme temperatures or many have decided not to open at all, even though the government has issued directives to keep schools open.
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Network Rail has urged citizens to travel on Monday and Tuesday only if there is a rush. Some trains in London have already announced train cancellations and speed restrictions are in place across the network.
BBC meteorologist Simon King said the expected temperatures were “very hot – 10C hotter than past heatwaves, which were accompanied by severe drought”.
“This is where the effects on your health show because these temperatures are expected to be dangerously high,” he said.
In addition to red and amber warnings from the Met Office, the UK Health Security Agency has issued a ‘level four warning’ for England, which the government has declared a ‘national emergency’, the report said.
After a meeting with British ministers on Saturday, Health Secretary Steve Barclay said more call handlers would be added as well as the number of ambulances.
According to the report, rising temperatures are also having a devastating effect on much of Europe and North Africa, however, authorities in western France have issued heat warnings in 15 regions due to extreme temperatures. .
From Greece to Morocco, forest fires have also increased and thousands of people are being evacuated from these areas. There have been more casualties.
The heat wave is on the rise as the world’s average temperature has risen by just over one degree Celsius above its pre-industrial level.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations Climate Science Organization, we have been living in the hottest period for 125,000 years.
The report states that heat waves are on the rise and temperatures are also increasing, partly because human activities are encouraging the process, causing summers to last longer. continues as the UK has had 9 of the hottest days on record since 1990.
It said the world has already warmed by about 1.1 degrees Celsius since the start of the industrial era, and that temperatures will continue to rise unless governments around the world drastically reduce emissions. .