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UK News14 breakdowns a minute forecast amid next week's expected heatwave

12:00  22 july  2019
12:00  22 july  2019 Source:   motor1.com

Thunderstorms and a heatwave! The UK weather is about

Thunderstorms and a heatwave! The UK weather is about The storm before the calm!

Europe to suffer second summer heatwave next week with temperatures expected to reach 104F in the South of France - as British Britain will likely be among the European nations to suffer the highest temperatures in next week ' s heatwave - with long-range forecasters WX Charts predicting highs of

UK weather forecast : Yellow weather warnings in place before next week ' s 34C scorcher. BRITAIN will be battered by more outbreaks of rain with yellow warnings in place before next week ’ s heatwave sees temperatures hit a staggering 34C (93F).

14 breakdowns a minute forecast amid next week's expected heatwave © Motor1.com UK Heavy traffic on the M1 motorway near Salford Bedfordshire England UK

That's about 100,000 breakdowns throughout the week.

Roughly 14 breakdowns are expected every minute on UK roads next week as the country faces yet another heatwave.

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According to roadside breakdown cover provider Green Flag, around 97,500 breakdowns or incidents are expected between tomorrow (Sunday, July 21) and Friday (July 26). That’s the equivalent of 14 breakdowns every minute, as well as an 18-percent increase on the average number.

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Mini heatwave on the way after unsettled weekend Temperatures could reach 34C next week – equalling this year’s record high.

BRITAIN could be about to bake in a six- week heatwave as the nation gears up for ‘the best month of summer’. UK weather forecast : Britain is set to bake in 95F heat (Image: WXCHARTS / GETTY). Temperatures will rocket back into the 30Cs after the weekend amid forecasts hot weather will hold

A heatwave is expected to mark the beginning of the school summer holidays next week as temperatures soar to 34C. Unsettled weather will continue for many throughout the start of the weekend, with thunderstorm warnings in place for parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland in coming

The organisation claims the hike in breakdowns is forecast alongside a 30-degree heatwave set to bathe the nation in sunshine over the coming week. The Met Office says hot air will arrive from the continent, causing a potential heatwave across southern and eastern parts, as well as a small patch of the north-west of England.

14 breakdowns a minute forecast amid next week's expected heatwave © Motor1.com UK Woman with phone with broken down car on road

“As we head into next week temperatures will increase daily across much of England and Wales as hot air is drawn up from France and Spain,” said the Met Office’s . Temperatures could reach 34 degrees by Wednesday in parts of central, southern or eastern areas and heatwave thresholds are likely to be reached in some places.”

The RAC also predicted travel disruption, and urged drivers to take care in the hot weather, which could bring rain and thunderstorms, as well as sunshine.

Britain to bake in a school holiday heatwave after short spell of thunderstorms

Britain to bake in a school holiday heatwave after short spell of thunderstorms Bid goodbye to boring and wet weather because Britain could be baking in a heatwave as the school summer holidays begin. Although there is a danger of thunderstorms, heavy rain and localised flooding for some before the sunshine breaks through, forecasters warn. Temperatures could soar to highs of 34C (93F) in parts of the UK early next week - but sunshine will be sandwiched between periods of rain and thunderstorms. After a tornado swept through Hale, near Manchester Airport yesterday damaging buildings and cars in its wake, Britain's stop-start summer is set to continue over the w LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/07/17: Locals and tourists sunbath during a warm and su

It is expected to be the biggest getaway in five years as schools break up – a rise of four million on last year. The RAC fears massive delays on the M1, M40, M5 and M6 with motorists already enduring 10-mile queues on the M25 and three-hour The UK is set to enjoy a heatwave next week (Image: LNP).

BBC WEATHER has forecast scorching temperatures to sweep towards Britain next week as a blistering 40C heatwave grips parts of Spain and France. BBC Weather: Temperatures to soar in Britain as 40C European heatwave sweeps north.

14 breakdowns a minute forecast amid next week's expected heatwave © Motor1.com UK Motorist broken down on country road phoning for help

“As thousands of families take to the car to head off on holiday drivers are going to have to take particular care and could have, not just queues of traffic, but also heavy rain and gusty winds, to contend with, at least at the start of the weekend,” said the company’s spokesman, Rod Dennis.

Green Flag, meanwhile, urged drivers to check their vehicles over before setting off. Company spokesman Simon Henrick said the expected heatwave could increase the stress on the car’s components.

14 breakdowns a minute forecast amid next week's expected heatwave © Motor1.com UK Hand unscrewing coolant reservoir tank cap

“With the nation set to bake in hot temperatures and schools across the UK closing for summer, there will undoubtedly be increased traffic on the roads, as people take time off to enjoy the sunshine,” he said. “However, it’s important to be aware of the strain that the heat can put on the car’s key components, as well as on the road itself. Green Flag wants to ensure motorists can enjoy the sunshine by staying safe whilst driving. However, many of the problems that drivers are likely to encounter are preventable if vehicles are inspected before a long journey.”

As a result, Green Flag says drivers should ensure their car has enough coolant, as well as making sure that coolant is in date. The company also says drivers should take care not to overload their vehicles, as well as making sure they turn off their air conditioning at lower speeds to reduce the load on their engines.

14 breakdowns a minute forecast amid next week's expected heatwave © Motor1.com UK Inflating tyre and checking air pressure with gauge

How hot is it today? July temperature record broken with 39C temperatures forecast.
How hot is it today? July temperature record broken with 39C temperatures forecast

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