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Britain set for record-breaking 43C after ‘warmest night on record’ – 居住

Britain set for record-breaking 43C after ‘warmest night on record’ - 居住
Heat record set to be eclipsed as authorities warn against using public transport

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UK hot weather: How to stay cool in a heatwave

Britain is likely to see its hottest day on record today as temperatures could soar as high as 43C in the country’s first-ever national heat emergency.

Temperatures are expected to hit 41C in 约克郡 and 40C in 伦敦, 同时 苏格兰威尔士 could also see their hottest days on record.

It comes after millions of Britons experienced sweltering temperatures on Monday night, as provisional Met Office data indicates it was the warmest night on record.

气象局 said some models forecast highs of 43C today – well above the previous record of 38.7C, 记录在 2019 – making the country hotter than Jamaica, the Maldives and Barbados.

Rail users are also warned of delays, cancellations and changes to train services.

Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall said: “I’ve been a qualified meteorologist for 10 年, and telling people about 41C in the 英国 doesn’t seem realIt’s been quite an eye-opener to climate change with all these temperatures in the UK.”

Dozens of schools have closed for Tuesday while others cancelled sports days, school trips and detentions, and relaxed uniform codes.

Health authorities have urged people to stay inside during the hottest period of the day, between 11am and 4pm, and wear sun cream, a hat, stay in the shade and keep hydrated with water.

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London Ambulance Service sees slight increase in calls for fainting and heat exposure

Brian Jordan, director of 999 operations for London Ambulance Service, said the service saw a slight increase in calls for fainting and heat exposure on Monday.

The service received 6,600 emergency calls yesterday, which was slightly lower than predicted.

“We really hope that’s because the public really have been listened to the messages about how they can look after themselves and only call 999 if it’s a genuine emergency,” Mr Jordan told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

“People have been through a very long day yesterday and there’s been high temperatures overnight and with the even hotter temperatures today, I cannot really emphasise enough that people need to continue to do what we were asking them yesterdayto avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, keep hydrated, look after more vulnerable friends, 家庭, neighbours and use sun cream etc.”

他加了: “As yesterday afternoon progressed we saw a slight increase in the rates of fainting and heat exposure”.

Mr Jordan said that the service expected to see a “build-up of illness due to the continued heat overnight and even higher temperatures coming todayit’s just about making sure that even after the peak temperatures, everyone continues to follow that advice”.

Ambulances were not waiting outside of hospitals any longer than usual on Monday, 他加了.

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UK ‘experiences warmest night on record

It appears that the UK has broken its night-time temperature record after 26C was recorded in Emley Moor, West Yorkshire. The previous record was 23.9C.

Meterologist Scott Duncan posted on Twitter that it was “the warmest night on record by far for millions of people” and that “many stations across the country are breaking the previous record of 23.9°C by an enormous margin”.

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It will take decades to upgrade rail infrastructure to be more resilient to heatwaves, says Shapps

Transport secretary Grant Shapps said issues on the rails and roads will continue for decades during extreme heatwaves.

As we reported on Monday the rail and road systems struggled to cope with the soaring temperatures, causing significant delays throughout the country.

Asked how long it will take to upgrade existing rail infrastructure to be more resilient, he told Sky News: “Decades, 实际上, to replace it all.

“Ditto with Tarmac on the roads.

“There’s a long process of replacing it and upgrading it to withstand temperatures, either very hot or sometimes much colder than we’ve been used to, and these are the impacts of global warming.”

He said there was no Cobra meeting planned for Tuesday, with the prime minister instead chairing Cabinet.

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Court setback for ministers on climate as Britain swelters in heatwave

Ministers failed to outline exactly how their net zero strategy will achieve emissions targets, a court ruled on Monday – dealing the government’s climate change credentials a serious blow on the day Britain sweltered under its first ever red extreme temperature alert.

Proposals for meeting emission targets were too vague for business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng to claim in parliament that the government was on track to fulfil its global warming promises, the High Court said.

Detailed analysis was omitted from the strategy even though “it is plain from the evidence before the court that the information existed at the time”, Mr Justice Holgate concluded.

Andrew Woodcock 报告.

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How tin foil can keep your home cool during a heatwave

As the mercury rises, many people are looking for unorthodox ways to keep cool amid the rising mercury.

虽然 fans and cooling devices may play a central role, an unlikely kitchen staple can also offer some respite from the oppressive heat.

Aluminium foil is both pliable, cheap and highly resistant to high temperatures.

Joanna Whitehead explains how to use tin foil to heatproof your house:

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UK must ‘heat-proof’ itself against rising temperatures

Leading experts have said that this intense summer heat will only become more common in the near future, endangering lives and bringing parts of the UK to a halt, writes Saphora Smith.

More must be done to ‘heat-proof’ the country, which is “not built for 40C,” the scientists say.

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Front pages carry dire warnings for what’s to come as UK swelters

The UK’s sweltering heatwave is on the front pages of almost every newspaper as Met offices warn of worse to come in the days ahead, as well as the Tory race for premiership after Tom Tugendhat’s exit.

航天局在推特上发布的图片让人想起天文学家卡尔·萨根对人类和战争的思考 sends a warning,“ 这 i says of temperatures which are expected to be even hotter on Tuesday, with a forecast map of 英国 showing 41C in 约克郡Lincolnshire, and 40C in London.

独立 reports that on the first day of Britain’s first ever red extreme temperature alert a court ruled that ministers have failed to outline exactly how their net zero strategy will achieve emissions targets, adding that this has dealt a “serious blow” to the government’s climate change credentials.

The Daily Telegraph, 地铁 Daily Star all feature the same image of a police officer giving water to one of Buckingham Palace’s iconic Irish Guards during Monday’s sweltering heat.

See more front pages here:

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Legal setback for government over net zero plan

Ministers failed to outline exactly how their net zero strategy will achieve emissions targets, a court ruled on Monday – dealing the government’s 气候变化 credentials a serious blow on the day Britain sweltered under its first ever red extreme temperature alert, writes Andrew Woodcock.

Proposals for meeting emission targets were too vague for business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng to claim in parliament that the government was on track to fulfil its global warming promises, the High Court said.

Detailed analysis was omitted from the strategy even though “it is plain from the evidence before the court that the information existed at the time”, Mr Justice Holgate concluded.

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Monday was the hottest day of the year for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has recorded its hottest day of the year, with temperatures soaring above 30C in some areas.

People have been advised to stay out of the sun, despite there being no heat warning in place in the region.

In the Republic of Ireland, a yellow weather warning is in place and red and amber weather alerts for extreme heat have been issued across Great Britain.

The Met office recorded a temperature of 31.2C in Derrylin in Co Fermanagh at 3.55pm on Monday.

The next highest temperatures recorded were 30.8C in Armagh and Aldergrove, Co Antrim, 30.4C in Thomastown, Co Fermanagh and 29.8C in Castlederg, Co Tyrone.

The highest temperature ever recorded in Northern Ireland was 31.3C (88.3F) in Castlederg in County Tyrone last July.

As people flocked to beaches across Northern Ireland, public transport operator Translink announced that train tickets to the popular Helen’s Bay in Co Down were being suspended.

Dr Brid Farrell, deputy director of public health at the Public Health Agency (PHA), urged people to stay out of the sun during the warmest hours.

“Actually, we are in a fortunate position that we are not going to reach the temperatures currently being seen in England, Wales and the south of Scotland.”

Dr Farrell added: “We are going to encounter more extremes of weather, both very hot and very cold in the next couple of decades.”

“That is all due to climate change.”

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Scotland could see record temperatures

Temperatures could hit record highs in Scotland on Tuesday as the country looks set to continue sweltering in a heatwave.

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warningfor extreme heat in eastern, southern and central parts of Scotlandwhich is in force until midnight on Wednesday.

Edinburgh is predicted to reach 31C, while Glasgow will see the mercury rise to around 28C.

But in Aboyne, thermometers could reach 32C, and in Coldstream, in the Scottish Borders, the mercury could soar to 34C.

Ahead of soaring temperatures, which weather experts believe could pass the August 2003 record of 32.9C at Greycrook in the Scottish Borders, Holyrood minister Keith Brown urged people “to think about whether they need to travel and, if they do, make sure they’re properly equipped and plan their journey in advance”.

在星期一, the mercury rose to 31.3C in Aboyne in Aberdeenshire and Leuchars in Fife, the Met Office said.

同时, the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh recorded 30.8C and temperatures peaked at 29.9C in Aviemore.