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UK News Coastguard has busiest day in four years as UK saw third highest temperatures ever

16:25  01 august  2020
16:25  01 august  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

Coastguard warns beachgoers to stay safe as teams respond to dozens of calls

  Coastguard warns beachgoers to stay safe as teams respond to dozens of calls Hundreds of people packed on to beaches on Friday morning as temperatures are likely to rise to 37C.Hundreds of people packed on to the beaches across Britain on Friday morning as early as 9am, on what could be the hottest day of the year so far.

Temperatures hit 37.8C (100F) on Friday at Heathrow Airport in London, making it the UK 's third hottest day ever . The coastguard recorded its busiest day for more than four years on Friday. The Coastguard said problems were mostly about people being cut off by the tide, swimmers getting

The highest ever UK temperature , 38.7C, was recorded in Cambridge University Botanic Garden last year on 25 July 2019. The Coastguard had its busiest day for more than four years on Friday - as it dealt with more than 300 incidents. Thanet District Council asked people to avoid four of the area's

The coastguard recorded its busiest day for more than four years on Friday.

a group of people sitting at a crowded beach: Brighton beach was packed despite warnings from the council to stay away © Getty Brighton beach was packed despite warnings from the council to stay away

The call outs came as temperatures reached 37.8C (100F) in the South East - the third hottest day in the UK since records began in 1910, according to the Met Office.

The Coastguard said problems were mostly about people being cut off by the tide, swimmers getting into difficulty and missing children.

Sunseekers told to stay away from packed beaches amid UK heatwave

  Sunseekers told to stay away from packed beaches amid UK heatwave Hundreds of people descended to the coast on Friday morning, with temperatures expected to rise to 37C.By midday, the Coastguard said it had responded to dozens of calls and has urged the public to stay safe on the beach.

The UK experienced the hottest day of the year so far on Friday, with parts of England warmer than Cooler air on its way to the UK . The Met Office has said that temperatures will be close to normal on The 37.8C temperature recorded at Heathrow is not far below the warmest ever experienced in

But the highest temperature ever recorded at the South Pole was a chilly -12. 3 °C on December 25, 2011. The greatest two-minute temperature increase This is on top of global warming: for context, climate change is believed to have raised air temperatures by 1 degrees Celcuis over the last 100

a view of a large crowd of people: Bournemouth beach was very busy as temperatures soared on Friday © Getty Bournemouth beach was very busy as temperatures soared on Friday

In total, the number of incidents was 329, including 22 requiring an aircraft.

The hot temperatures drove thousands of people to beaches up and down the country on Friday, sparking concerns about being able to control social distancing.

a group of people swimming in the water: Temperatures reached 37C (100F) on Friday © Imagebridge Temperatures reached 37C (100F) on Friday

Thanet District Council asked people to avoid four of its beaches on Friday after the "exceptional" number of people there became "unmanageable".

Council leader Cllr Rick Everitt said: "Early on, it became clear that they were going to reach levels of which we were concerned about.

"The RNLI only have a certain capacity.

"They're on seven Thanet beaches this summer, which is slightly fewer than usual, and they're doing a great job where they are but they don't have unlimited resources to deal with people in the water.

Fears over ‘unmanageable’ beaches amid high numbers of visitors

  Fears over ‘unmanageable’ beaches amid high numbers of visitors The Coastguard had its busiest day for more than four years on Friday.The Coastguard had its busiest day for more than four years on Friday – when the UK recorded its third hottest day ever – as it dealt with more than 300 incidents.

See more of Coastguard 4 uk on Facebook. Over the weekend, coastguard rescue teams from across the UK were asked through local resilience forums to provide high visibility patrols of beaches and coastal hotspots and report back to local police forces

This is a list of countries by lowest and highest temperature ever recorded.

"If you have too many people on the beach, it just becomes unmanageable from that point of view."

Facilities, such as toilets, were not equipped for the number of people visiting on Friday, according to Mr Everitt, adding it would have been better if demand was spread out across the coastline, rather than focused in small areas.

"It's an irony isn't it that seaside towns have spent years complaining that people no longer visit them because they go abroad," he added.

Brighton and Hove City Council said that it was "concerned" about the amount of people in the city on Friday too, adding there was only limited capacity in the area and asked people to avoid travelling there.

The almost record high temperature was recorded at Heathrow Airport in London.

The weather is expected to cool down over the weekend, making it feel fresher for most of the country.

"The weekend is going to be pretty good", according to Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge.

"Both days are going to be mostly dry across the UK with sunny spells and some showers at times that may be out to the north and the west of the country."

Parts of the UK expected to be hotter than mainland Europe on Friday .
The Met Office says it expects Friday to be the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures even nudging into 35C in Greater London.The Met Office says it expects Friday to be the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures even nudging into 35C (95F) in Greater London.

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