Britain’s 90F heatwave continues: MORE scorching temperatures will bake elements of UK in the present day


Britain loved one other scorching day in the present day with an excessive climate warning for 90F (32C) temperatures till Friday – however forecasters warned that this weekend will carry torrential downpours, thunderstorms and flooding.

The Met Workplace stated circumstances will probably be hottest within the South and will probably be cooler within the East – and sunseekers have been warned to watch out for sunburn, warmth exhaustion, dehydration, nausea, fatigue and different heat-related sicknesses. 

The warmth will proceed for the following two days, however this will probably be changed by rain and storms spreading from the South West on Friday night time, introducing unsettled climate to a lot of England and Wales on Saturday and Sunday. 

The Met Workplace stated the rain on Sunday will probably be ‘widespread and domestically torrential’ with lightning and hail additionally anticipated, and as much as 4in (100mm) of rain may fall in some areas, a lot of which ‘in a brief time frame’. 

By 1pm this afternoon, the highest UK temperature was 86F (30C) in Exeter, adopted by 84F (29C) in London and Southampton. The excessive as early as 9am was 72F (22C) in London, Cardiff, Norwich and Manchester.

The warmth was additionally inflicting journey disruption, with Chiltern Railways saying severely excessive monitor temperatures meant that trains couldn’t run between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire till 6.30pm. 

It comes because the variety of lives misplaced within the water throughout the present heatwave rose to 12 in the present day as police confirmed the loss of life of a person who received swept away whereas swimming within the sea off the Merseyside coast. 

The UK had its hottest temperature of the 12 months yesterday – 90F (32.2C) – recorded at London Heathrow Airport. The earlier excessive for 2021 was 88.9F (31.6C), which was additionally recorded on the airport on Sunday.

Associates Amelia Eyres and Erin Scambler soar into the water at Compton Lock in Winchester, Hampshire, this morning

 

A 14-month-old border terrier called Winston plays with a garden hose to keep cool in the heat near Windsor, Berkshire, today

A 14-month-old border terrier known as Winston performs with a backyard hose to maintain cool within the warmth close to Windsor, Berkshire, in the present day

A woman jumps into the Serpentine lake at Hyde Park in the warm early morning sunshine in London today

A lady jumps into the Serpentine lake at Hyde Park within the heat early morning sunshine in London in the present day

Winston the dog with a garden hose to keep cool in the hot weather near Windsor

Winston the dog near Windsor

Winston enjoys enjoying with a backyard hose to maintain cool within the sizzling climate close to Windsor in Berkshire this morning

People swim at the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park in the warm early morning temperatures in London today

Individuals swim on the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park within the heat early morning temperatures in London in the present day

A woman steps out of The Serpentine lake in Hyde Park this morning following a swim in the early morning warmth

A lady steps out of The Serpentine lake in Hyde Park this morning following a swim within the early morning heat

The physique of a 15-year-old boy was present in a canal in Leeds yesterday, bringing the variety of lives misplaced in water throughout Britain’s ongoing 90F heatwave to 9, police have introduced

How you can survive the warmth 

  • Keep cool indoors – many people might want to keep secure at residence so know how you can preserve your private home cool
  • Shut curtains on rooms that face the solar to maintain indoor areas cooler and keep in mind it might be cooler outside than indoors 
  • Drink loads of fluids and keep away from extra alcohol
  • By no means depart anybody in a closed, parked car, particularly infants, younger youngsters or animals
  • Attempt to preserve out of the solar between 11am to 3pm
  • Stroll within the shade, apply sunscreen and put on a large brimmed hat, if you must exit within the warmth
  • Keep away from exercising within the hottest elements of the day
  • Ensure you take water with you if you’re travelling
  • In case you are going into open water to chill down, take care and observe native security recommendation
  • In the event you or another person feels unwell with a excessive temperature throughout sizzling climate, it might be warmth exhaustion or heatstroke 

An amber excessive warmth warning stays in place for central and southern England, Wales and Northern Eire. Whereas a lot of England is about to sizzle in the present day, scattered thunderstorms are forecast to return throughout the East. 

The Surroundings Company had 11 flood alerts – which means flooding is feasible – in place this morning all through elements of London, Essex, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.    

Yesterday torrential downpours hit Cambridge and Essex whereas one social media person noticed hailstones ‘the dimensions of bouncy balls’ in Milton Keynes, and a few have been so huge that they smashed a automobile windscreen in Leicestershire.  

As of 6pm yesterday, over two inches of rain had fallen in just some hours in elements of south-eastern England affected by an amber thunderstorm warning that lasted till 7pm, the Met Workplace stated.

Dan Stroud, a Met Workplace forecaster, stated: ‘Now we have issued some new amber thunderstorm warnings for elements of south-east London, right down to elements of Essex and Kent.

‘There may be additionally one in place for areas surrounding Cambridgeshire. We’re seeing some pretty heavy showers growing throughout the afternoon together with reviews of lightning and hail.

‘There will probably be some intense spells of heavy rainfall because the afternoon develops and a few slow-moving downpours, some locations will see it, others will not in any respect.

‘There could also be some localised flooding points as a good quantity of rain will fall – which means attainable delays to public transport, energy cuts and doubtlessly floor flooding.’ 

This morning's temperatures

This afternoon's temperatures

Scorching temperatures each for this morning (left) and this afternoon (proper) are proven above within the Met Workplace graphics

A couple take in the sunrise at Tynemouth Longsands beach in North Tyneisde at the start of another hot day this morning

A pair take within the dawn at Tynemouth Longsands seaside in North Tyneisde at the beginning of one other sizzling day this morning

Drivers take 11.5m leisure journeys as summer time holidays start – however are warned to journey after 8pm

Drivers are anticipated take an estimated 11.5million leisure journeys by automobile between in the present day and the top of the weekend amid the arrival of the varsity summer time holidays in England and Wales

A research by the RAC and Inrix discovered in the present day and Friday would be the busiest days on the roads on this interval with round 2.6million and a pair of.3million journeys made by drivers respectively

Journey instances are more likely to be severely affected with Inrix predicting a 29 per cent enhance in delays on Friday, in comparison with typical July journey instances – and motorists have been suggested to attend till after 8pm in some areas to keep away from the worst of the site visitors.

Particular roads the place delays may be anticipated are the M25 anticlockwise J17 to J12, M25 anticlockwise J4 to J1, M25 clockwise J7 to J16, A303 West Solstice Park to A36, M4 east J29 to J24 and M5 south J15 to J23.

Mr Stroud stated the current spell of sizzling climate has drawn in moist air to jap elements of the nation, which is inflicting the downpours. 

He stated as a lot as 40mm to 60mm of rain may fall in a single hour, with some areas seeing a ‘substantial’ quantity.

Commuters will be the worst affected by the downpours, with South Western Railway reporting a monitor circuit failure at London Waterloo.  

Mr Stroud added: ‘In the event you get heavy rain you may definitely learn about it, however the remainder of the nation is constant to indulge in dry skies and heat temperatures.

‘We’re seeing the warmest temperatures in south-western areas and elements of Wales.’ 

The Pipeworks Bar at Pontyclun in Rhondda Cynon Taf was ‘insufferable’ for employees whereas The Stone Crab in Saundersfoot in Pembrokeshire stated it ‘can not let our workers proceed to undergo on this sizzling climate’.

Britain’s killer heatwave claimed eight lives because the loss of life toll continued to rise amid an unprecedented warmth, thunderstorm and flood warning from the Met Workplace.

The UK will probably be hotter than prime vacation locations akin to Marbella, Mykonos and Tenerife over the following three days, with many forecasters predicting them to be the most popular of the 12 months. 

Public Well being England has prolonged its heat-health warning, which warns individuals to take measures to remain cool and look out for susceptible individuals, till Friday.

The Met Workplace stated: ‘Some delays to highway, rail and air journey are attainable, with potential for welfare points for individuals who expertise extended delays.’

Netweather TV’s forecast for Wednesday says to anticipate: ‘Low cloud in jap Scotland and close to the north-east coast of England. Excessive cloud can even transfer into the south-west of Britain.

Environment Agency flood alerts for London and Essex are pictured following bursts of heavy rain in some areas

Surroundings Company flood alerts for London and Essex are pictured following bursts of heavy rain in some areas

Flood alerts have also been issued by the Environment Agency for Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Flood alerts have additionally been issued by the Surroundings Company for Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Balcony destroyed after cardboard containers catch fireplace spontaneously  

A balcony in east London was destroyed after cardboard containers saved on it spontaneously caught fireplace.

Firefighters have been known as to an handle in Connaught Highway, Silvertown, shortly after 11am on Saturday, London Hearth Brigade stated. Two fireplace engines and round 10 crew from Stratford and Shadwell fireplace stations attended the scene.

In an up to date assertion printed on Monday night, LfB stated the balcony, on the second ground of the constructing, was ‘destroyed by fireplace’ together with varied saved gadgets. A part of a three-roomed flat on the second ground was additionally broken.

There have been no reviews of any accidents and it took round an hour for the flames to be introduced beneath management. The assertion added investigators believed it was unintended and ‘brought on by daylight being refracted by the bevelled fringe of the balcony glass and igniting cardboard containers saved on the second-floor balcony’.

An LfB spokesman stated: ‘On arrival, crews have been confronted with a well-developed fireplace on a second-floor balcony. The solar is particularly sturdy throughout these summer time months, however fires brought on by refracted and mirrored daylight can occur all 12 months spherical and are literally fairly frequent. Our recommendation is to just remember to preserve mirrors, crystals, glass ornaments and different reflective gadgets out of direct daylight always.’

‘In any other case, will probably be one other sizzling and customarily dry and sunny day, with temperatures reaching highs of 25-29C and peaking at 30-32C domestically within the south-west. 

‘Some scattered thundery showers will once more get away, the almost definitely locations for these being the south-east and in addition the north-west of England.’

Temperatures have risen so excessive in current days that roads are melting – with councils across the nation finishing up emergency repairs to surfaces broken within the warmth. 

In Gloucestershire emergency upkeep needed to be carried out as a part of the A38 was deemed unsafe. Grit was poured on prime of the melted tar to solidify it and re-attach to surfaces.

Somerset County Council additionally say highway surfaces throughout the county have begun to soften as a result of scorching temperatures. The native authority has deployed highways groups to deal with the affected roads.

A submit on Twitter from the council reads: ‘The blistering warmth has brought about some roads to soften (sure, soften). We’re doing all we are able to to guard the roads. 

‘A sunny day within the 20Cs may be sufficient to generate 50C on the bottom because the darkish asphalt highway floor absorbs a whole lot of warmth and this builds up throughout the day with the most popular interval between midday and 5pm.

‘When this happens, we ship out a group to unfold granite mud to soak up the comfortable bitumen and so stabilise the highway floor. 

‘The highway community has 5 per cent of ‘polymer modified binders in sizzling rolled asphalt’ roads. These can take in as much as 80C. However these are dearer.

‘It’s significantly problematic in international locations that have the 2 extremes of climate. 

‘Consider the asphalt like chocolate – it melts and softens when it is sizzling and goes laborious and brittle when it is chilly. 

‘Because of this, it does not keep the identical energy all 12 months spherical. We are going to proceed to observe the scenario over the following few days.’

Automotive home windows are smashed and bonnets dented as a HAIL STORM hits elements of England

Hail stones the dimensions of golf balls smashed automobile home windows and brought about flash floods after a village was hit by freak climate as Britain’s barmy heatwave continued.

Residents dwelling in Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire, have been left counting the price after a storm brought about 1000’s of kilos value of injury yesterday night.

Surprising footage present large 2in (5cm) hail stones and properties submerged in water following the ‘apocalyptic’ and ‘Armageddon-like’ scenes.

Care properties and sheltered housing have been additionally evacuated when hail smashed glass and corridors have been flooded as a months’ value of rain fell in simply half-hour.

Father -of-two Kevin Messenger, 39, had his VW Polo windscreen smashed whereas Katie Jaffar’s new Porsche was left coated in dents. The IT supervisor from Kibworth Beauchamp, stated: ‘It was about 6pm when the heavens simply opened.

Hail the size of golf balls fell in a thunderstorm damaging cars and smashing windows in Leicestershire yesterday

Hail the dimensions of golf balls fell in a thunderstorm damaging automobiles and smashing home windows in Leicestershire yesterday

‘The hails stones have been big, I’ve by no means seen something prefer it. The one factor I can evaluate it to was monsoon season after I went to Thailand. The hail was that extreme it smashed the again windscreen of my automobile.

‘I do know different individuals within the village who had their automobile home windows smashed too. However we received off frivolously as a result of some homes flooded and the native main faculty roof collapsed. All of it occurred so rapidly.

It solely lasted about 45 minutes however the harm was far reaching. It was loopy actually. The harm should be operating into the lots of if not 1000’s of kilos. However just some hundred metres down the highway it stayed gloriously sunny. 

‘You do not anticipate it on this nation however after the warmth we now have been having, the storms are certain to come back. It was a surreal expertise. One minute you might be basking within the superb sunshine, after which impulsively the noise began echoing round the home.

‘I used to be gutted in regards to the automobile however I do really feel lucky and a bit grateful positively as there have been worse-impacted individuals than me.’

The hail storm hit Leicestershire at around 6.15pm yesterday with some car windows obliterated

The hail storm hit Leicestershire at round 6.15pm yesterday with some automobile home windows obliterated

Mom-of-two Katie Jaffar, 46, stated each of their household automobiles have been a ‘whole write-off’ following the torrential downpour. She stated: ‘One minute the children have been enjoying with their buddies within the paddling pool and it was gloriously sizzling.

‘The subsequent minute big dollops of rain began falling after which it was hail – big lumps of it thundering down. It was so quick, it was fairly terrifying. It appeared like gun photographs.

‘We went from sunshine to having a stream operating outdoors our entrance door in round quarter-hour. That was probably the most horrifying factor, how rapidly all of it occurred.

‘Our new Porsche has big dents throughout it, my husband is gutted as we solely just lately received it and its his delight and pleasure.’

She stated the pressure of the hail additionally smashed by a big skylight at her mom’s residence close by and water flooded the hall.

Mrs Jaffar added: ‘She needed to be evacuated from the highest ground of her sheltered lodging and I do know a care residence needed to be evacuated as nicely.

Hail stone damage to Katie Jaffar's car after hail the size of golf balls fell in a thunderstorm in Leicestershire yesterday

Hail stone harm to Katie Jaffar’s automobile after hail the dimensions of golf balls fell in a thunderstorm in Leicestershire yesterday

‘Our neighbours’ cellars are flooded and there was water as much as the entrance door. It was simply so scary how rapidly it occurred and the harm it brought about.’

Mom -of-one Emily Bevan, 29, added: ‘It was like one thing from a catastrophe film, it was apocalyptic. I’ve by no means seen climate like this in Britain. The noise of it was simply deafening as nicely. It was bonkers.’

Father-of-two Paul Arscott, a market researcher, stated: ‘The roads have been nuts. Everybody pulled up on grass verges and pavements attempting to cover beneath timber or bridges. It was like some Armageddon movie.’

Leicestershire Police stated it closed the A6 Harborough Highway, at Kibworth, in each instructions as a consequence of flooding.

Heatwave drowning loss of life toll hits 12: Man dies and 4 others are rescued in sea off Merseyside and physique of boy, 15, is present in Leeds canal whereas rescuers hunt for lacking swimmer in Derbyshire

The variety of lives misplaced in water throughout the current heatwave rose to 12 in the present day as police confirmed the loss of life of a person who received swept away whereas swimming within the sea off the Merseyside coast.

Emergency companies together with the RNLI and Coastguard all scrambled to Crosby seaside simply after 7pm final night time to reviews of a gaggle of males in bother within the water.  

Three of the 5 males have been taken to hospital after the incident, with the opposite two not needing medical help. Police then confirmed that one of many males has died and a second man is in a vital situation.

In the meantime, police divers and firefighters have spent a second day looking out the River Trent in Swarkstone, Derbyshire, after a person received into issue within the water yesterday. 

Crews have been seen this morning looking out the river and the household of the lacking particular person have been additionally seen looking out frantically alongside the facet of the river.  

It comes after detectives in Cheshire introduced that officers trying to find a lacking 16-year-old boy in Frodsham discovered a physique within the River Weaver yesterday. Formal identification has not but taken place however it’s believed to be that of the lacking boy. 

And in Devon, it was confirmed that the physique of a girl in her 60s was pulled from Axmouth Harbour on Sunday.

Police divers and firefighters have spent a second day searching the River Trent in Swarkstone, Derbyshire, after a man got into difficulty in the water yesterday

Police divers and firefighters have spent a second day looking out the River Trent in Swarkstone, Derbyshire, after a person received into issue within the water yesterday

Relating to the swimmers in Crosby, a Merseyside Police spokesman stated: ‘We are able to verify {that a} man has died and two males have been taken to hospital following an incident at Crosby Seashore final night time, Tuesday 20 July.

‘At round 7.10pm, emergency companies attended the seaside following reviews of three males of their 20s stepping into difficulties within the sea. All three males have been taken to hospital.

‘One man was sadly pronounced deceased a short while later. A second stays in hospital in a vital however steady situation and a 3rd has been discharged.

‘The deceased man’s household have been made conscious and are being supported by officers.

‘Enquiries proceed and anybody who witnessed the incident and has but to come back ahead is requested to contact us by way of @MerPolCC on Twitter, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Fb, or 101, with reference 21000506040.’

Final night time the Coastguard launched an announcement which learn: ‘HM Coastguard obtained a 999 name from a member of the general public simply after 7.05pm this night (July 20) saying that 5 individuals have been issue within the water at Crosby Seashore.

‘Crosby Coastguard Rescue Crew, lifeboats from New Brighton and Southport, Merseyside Hearth and Rescue Service, North West Ambulance Service and Merseyside Police have been all despatched.

Crews were seen this morning searching the river and the family of the missing person were also seen searching frantically along the side of the river

Crews have been seen this morning looking out the river and the household of the lacking particular person have been additionally seen looking out frantically alongside the facet of the river

‘All 5 individuals have been recovered to the seaside.

‘Two of the individuals didn’t require medical help, three have been handed into the care of the ambulance service and brought to hospital.’

It comes after the physique of a 15-year-old boy was present in a canal in Leeds yesterday. 

Detectives are investigating after officers have been known as to Stocking Lane in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, at 5.28pm on Tuesday and recovered the physique of {the teenager}, who was pronounced useless on the scene. 

West Yorkshire Police are interesting for anybody who has details about how the boy ended up within the water to get in contact. A pressure spokesman stated {the teenager}’s household are being supported by specialist officers.

Detectives suggested individuals in regards to the risks of open water following a string of fatalities linked to the climate because the weekend. Two youngsters died in water in Better Manchester and Oxfordshire on Sunday, together with a person in his 50s in North Yorkshire and a person in his 20s in Sheffield.

On Monday, the physique of a person was recovered from a lake at Pugneys Nation Park in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. The day earlier than, a person in his 40s died in entrance of his household after he slipped and fell whereas climbing a 200ft cliff in Dorset.

Detectives are investigating after officers were called to Stocking Lane in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, at 5.28pm on Tuesday and recovered the body of the teenager, who was pronounced dead at the scene

Detectives are investigating after officers have been known as to Stocking Lane in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, at 5.28pm on Tuesday and recovered the physique of {the teenager}, who was pronounced useless on the scene

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Nicholson stated: ‘This has been a tragic incident wherein a boy has sadly misplaced his life and I want to advise individuals of the risks posed by open water.

‘Even on days as sizzling as we now have had just lately, canals can nonetheless be very chilly and chilly water may cause cramps in even the strongest swimmers.

‘Currents created by boats and water actions round locks and weirs can be harmful. There might also be gadgets lurking beneath the floor that might trigger harm.’

The Met Workplace says mercury is predicted to push 86F throughout southern England and 77F in Belfast, with temperatures forecast to be cooler within the east. Solar-seekers are warned to watch out for sunburn, warmth exhaustion, dehydration, nausea, fatigue ‘and different heat-related sicknesses’.  

It comes as England reached its hottest temperature of the 12 months on Tuesday – 89.96F – recorded at Heathrow Airport in west London. The earlier excessive for the 12 months was 88.88F, which was additionally recorded at Heathrow on Sunday.

An amber excessive warmth warning stays in place for central and southern England, Wales and Northern Eire. Whereas a lot of England is about to sizzle on Wednesday, scattered thunderstorms are forecast to return throughout the nation’s east. 

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman stated: ‘Police are interesting for data after the physique of a teenager was retrieved from the canal in Knottingley. At 5.28pm in the present day (Tuesday), police have been known as to a report of a priority for security relating to a male in water in Stocking Lane.

‘Emergency companies attended and retrieved the physique of a 15-year-old boy. He was sadly pronounced useless on the scene. His household are being supported by specialist officers.

‘An investigation is ongoing into the circumstances by West Yorkshire Police’s Murder and Main Enquiry Crew, and detectives are eager to listen to from anybody who was within the space at across the above time, or who might have details about how the boy ended up within the water.’

Anybody with data that might assist the investigation is requested to contact police on 101, quoting log reference 1462 of July 20.

Yesterday a drowned swimmer’s physique washed up at a Wakefield nature park. On Monday it was introduced a 29-year-old man who drowned after ‘by chance getting out of his depth’ within the surf close to Blackpool. 

The RNLI and coastguard launched a frantic five-hour seek for the stricken swimmer when he all of the sudden went beneath the waves and didn’t resurface. It was later confirmed that the sufferer, from Bolton, had been on the seaside having fun with the nice and cozy climate with a gaggle of buddies.

A person’s physique was recovered from a disused quarry in Dove Holes, Buxton, Derbyshire on Sunday night. Derbyshire police stated they have been known as to the Victory Quarry at round 7pm final night time, following reviews that somebody had entered the water and ‘discovered himself in issue.’

The pressure stated firefighters and paramedics additionally attended the scene however ‘regardless of intensive search and rescue efforts, the person’s physique was recovered from the water shortly earlier than 11pm.’  

In a plea for no additional tragedies, group supervisor on the Derbyshire Hearth and Rescue Service Paul Hawker stated: ‘When the climate is sizzling, we all know individuals are tempted to chill down by swimming and leaping into open water, nonetheless regardless of how heat the climate is, the water stays chilly which might trigger the physique to enter chilly water shock, making it troublesome for even the strongest swimmer. 

‘Hidden rocks and particles also can pose a menace as swimmers can simply get tangled and trapped. 

‘Yesterday there have been over 200 individuals at Waterswallows Quarry, not removed from Victory Quarry, and little question numerous others at quarries, reservoirs and rivers throughout the county. 

‘Regardless of repeated prevention messages and visits from the emergency companies at recognized dangers within the native space advising of the hazard of swimming in flooded quarries the place depth change may be fairly sudden, it actually is gloomy {that a} man has misplaced his life in such tragic circumstances.’



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