Britain records highest temperature ever at 40 degrees Celsius as heatwave intensifies

Published on Jul 19, 2022 06:10 PM IST
  • "For the first time ever, 40 Celsius has provisionally been exceeded in the UK," the Met Office said. "Temperatures are still climbing in many places, so remember to stay weather aware."
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Britain recorded its highest ever temperature of 40C (104F) on Tuesday as a heatwave gripping Europe intensified, scorching fields and damaging airport runways and train tracks.(AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 19, 2022 06:10 PM IST

Britain recorded its highest ever temperature of 40C (104F) on Tuesday as a heatwave gripping Europe intensified, scorching fields and damaging airport runways and train tracks.(AP)

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People throng the beach in Bournemouth, England on Tuesday. Britain shattered its record for highest temperature ever registered on Tuesday, with a provisional reading of 39.1 degrees Celsius (102.4 degrees Fahrenheit), according to the country's weather office — and the heat was only expected to rise. (AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 19, 2022 06:10 PM IST

People throng the beach in Bournemouth, England on Tuesday. Britain shattered its record for highest temperature ever registered on Tuesday, with a provisional reading of 39.1 degrees Celsius (102.4 degrees Fahrenheit), according to the country's weather office — and the heat was only expected to rise. (AP)

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Train routes were cancelled, normally busy city centres appeared quiet and zoos struggled to keep their animals cool.(REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 19, 2022 06:10 PM IST

Train routes were cancelled, normally busy city centres appeared quiet and zoos struggled to keep their animals cool.(REUTERS)

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The forecaster will need to validate the equipment used to record any recorded temperature before it becomes official.(AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 19, 2022 06:10 PM IST

The forecaster will need to validate the equipment used to record any recorded temperature before it becomes official.(AP)

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Members of the 'Australian cabaret and Circus troupe' cool down in a fountain on the Southbank in London on Tuesday.(AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 19, 2022 06:10 PM IST

Members of the 'Australian cabaret and Circus troupe' cool down in a fountain on the Southbank in London on Tuesday.(AP)

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Britain, which can struggle to maintain key transport services in extreme heat or the snow, has been put on a state of "national emergency" over the unprecedented temperatures.(AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 19, 2022 06:10 PM IST

Britain, which can struggle to maintain key transport services in extreme heat or the snow, has been put on a state of "national emergency" over the unprecedented temperatures.(AP)

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The arrival of a searing heatwave that first sparked wildfires across Europe before arriving in Britain has turned the spotlight on to "net zero" pledges made by the candidates running to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister.(REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 19, 2022 06:10 PM IST

The arrival of a searing heatwave that first sparked wildfires across Europe before arriving in Britain has turned the spotlight on to "net zero" pledges made by the candidates running to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister.(REUTERS)

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An Asian elephant cools down under a water spray at Chester Zoo in Chester, Britain.(REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 19, 2022 06:10 PM IST

An Asian elephant cools down under a water spray at Chester Zoo in Chester, Britain.(REUTERS)

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Children cool off in a water fountain during a heatwave, in London, Britain on Tuesday.(REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jul 19, 2022 06:10 PM IST

Children cool off in a water fountain during a heatwave, in London, Britain on Tuesday.(REUTERS)

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