Forecasters are predicting EIGHT more heatwaves this summer – allowing sun-loving Brits even more time to bask in glorious weather.
Tuesday officially became the hottest day of the year as the mercury hit 30 Celsius in Hawarden, Wales – making it warmer than Monday’s sweltering conditions.
Temperatures were so hot yesterday that it caused trains to slow down as rail tracks began to buckle under the intense heat.
It seems the hot conditions are set to last as weather forecasters now predict up to eight more heatwaves before the summer has finished.
AccuWeather’s Jim Andrews said The UK is looking at a range of five to eight more spells which we would call heatwaves this summer. It would certainly be reasonable to expect 93.2F (34C) highs.
It would certainly be reasonable to expect 34C highs this summer, most likely in late July and early August.
Heat will build in the UK this summer due to high pressure, the sun heating the land, and heat arriving from as far away as Spain.
The Met Office issued a Level 2 warning as temperatures are set to soar to almost 33C during this week’s heatwave, urging people to take precautions to prevent sun or heat-related injury.
The alert means social and healthcare services are at the ready to reduce harm from a potential heatwave.
Dr Thomas Waite of Public Health England urged people to keep in mind those who may be vulnerable, including the elderly, young children and those with underlying health conditions for whom he said the summer heat can bring real health risks.
The heatwave claimed its first victims as water safety groups and police warned of dangerous situations in the hottest weather of the year so far.
A man died after he was seen struggling while swimming in a lake in Nutfield, Surrey, and a woman died after being pulled from the sea off Eastbourne, East Sussex.
Divers continue to search for 13-year-old Ryan Evans, who vanished as he and friends got into trouble at Westport Lake in Stoke-on-Trent.
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