UK Hits Record-Breaking Temperatures as Heat Wave Intensifies
Temperatures in the U.K. reached 104.4 degrees Fahrenheit (40.2 degrees Celsius) on Tuesday, marking the national record for the highest temperature ever recorded.
Forecasts predict that temperatures will continue to rise to 107.6 degrees in parts of south England by the afternoon, according to provisional Meteorological Office figures. The U.K. is known to have a humid temperate oceanic climate where summer temperatures typically range from 64 to 77 degrees.
The Met Office declared a national "state of emergency" this week and warned British citizens that the heat could pose a "threat to life" given that most homes aren't equipped with air conditioning units. Massive wildfires and over 1,000 heat-related deaths were recorded this past week in France, Portugal, Spain and other European other countries. The U.S. and most countries across the globe are experiencing "extreme" heat waves and droughts that are driving up global food prices.
Coverage from left-rated outlets highlighted experts who blamed the record temperatures on climate change and predicted "more frequent extreme weather" events to come. Right-rated outlets were more likely to highlight how environmental activists "smashed windows" at Rupert Murdoch’s London headquarters in response to the "apparent lack of enough alarmist press coverage."
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From the LeftEurope’s heatwave moves north as UK braces for hottest day on record
Firefighters continued to battle blazes in southern Europe as searing temperatures moved north and Britain braced for what could be its hottest day on record.
Expectations are now high that on Tuesday the British record of 38.7C could be broken and 40C breached for the first time, with experts blaming climate change and predicting more frequent extreme weather to come.
Temperatures are also forecast to rise above 35C in the Netherlands while neighbouring Belgium is expected to hit 40C and over.
In France, a host of towns and cities recorded their highest-ever temperatures...
From the CenterUK heatwave sees highest-ever temperatures recorded
The UK has recorded a temperature of over 40C (104F) for the first time - as the heat continues to rise.
Thermometers hit 40.2C at London Heathrow at 12.50 BST, breaking a record temperature of 39.1C in Charlwood, Surrey, registered earlier.
But Tuesday's temperatures are expected to climb higher still, with places along the A1/M1 corridor expected to see up to 42C later.
Scotland is also expected to surpass its historic reading of 32.9C.
In Wales, Rhyl, Flintshire, recorded 33.4C at 11:00 BST.
The Met Office has issued a red...
From the RightUK braces for record-breaking temperatures as heatwave plunges Brits into chaos
Brits are bracing for record-breaking highs on Tuesday as temperatures are expected to soar to 104 degrees — surpassing the previous record of 101 degrees recorded in 2019.
A national “state of emergency” was declared this week, with the UK’s Meteorological Office issuing a “threat to life” warning across the country as a result of the heat.
The UK recorded its warmest night on record at 77 degrees on Monday.
At least five people, including three teenagers, drowned across the country in rivers, lakes, and reservoirs while trying to cool...
March 27th, 2023
March 27th, 2023