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UK News Storms in sight as Western Europe swelters under heatwave

17:41  01 august  2020
17:41  01 august  2020 Source:   france24.com

UK to be hotter than Caribbean as heatwave moves in

  UK to be hotter than Caribbean as heatwave moves in The Bahamas, Jamaica and Barbados may be cooler than the UK this week.Parts of the country will be hotter than top holiday destinations in the Caribbean, including the Bahamas, Jamaica and Barbados.

Swathes of Western Europe wilted under intense heat Friday, with socially-distanced crowds seeking relief in fountains and pools as authorities warned of Earlier Friday, a dramatic wildfire fanned by high winds on France's southwestern Atlantic coast was brought under control after it destroyed nearly a

Swathes of Western Europe wilted under intense heat Friday, with socially-distanced crowds seeking relief in fountains and pools as authorities warned of Earlier Friday, a dramatic wildfire fanned by high winds on France's southwestern Atlantic coast was brought under control after it destroyed nearly a

a large crowd of people © Ben STANSALL/AFP

After parts of Spain set record temperatures during a heatwave and people in Britain sweltered and flocked to beaches Friday on the country's hottest day so far this year, impending rain storms promise to bring a bit of relief to Europe this weekend.

San Sebastian on Spain's northern coast witnessed 42 degrees Celsius (107 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday – the hottest temperature there since records began in 1955, the national weather agency said.

UK could be set for heatwave - with temperatures hotter than the Caribbean

  UK could be set for heatwave - with temperatures hotter than the Caribbean An official heatwave could hit the UK on Thursday, with some parts basking in temperatures hotter than top holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Temperatures are expected to soar to 37C (98.6F) by the end of the week, caused by hot air moving in from southern Europe.It means parts of the country will be basking in warmer conditions than popular holiday destinations such as Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas.The high temperatures are expected to last from Thursday until Sunday, prompting the Met Office to issue a health alert.

Swathes of Western Europe wilted under intense heat Friday, with socially-distanced crowds seeking relief in fountains and pools as authorities warned of health and wildfire risks. From Britain to Italy, temperatures around 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) made face masks almost unbearable for

Swathes of Western Europe wilted under intense heat Friday, with socially-distanced crowds seeking relief in fountains and pools as authorities warned of Earlier Friday, a dramatic wildfire fanned by high winds on France's southwestern Atlantic coast was brought under control after it destroyed nearly a

The city of Palma, on Spain's Mediterranean island of Mallorca, set a local record of 40.6 degrees Celsius (105 degrees Fahrenheit) on Tuesday.

The Spanish weather agency, Aemet, said tropical nights – when temperatures do not fall below 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) – were also frequent in many parts of Spain in July.

Climate change is increasing the frequency of heatwaves,” it said, adding that the annual number of days in heatwave conditions has doubled since the 1980s.

To the north, UK residents sought shade as temperatures rose above 37 degrees Celsius. National weather agency the Met Office said a reading of 37.8 degrees Celsius – 100 degrees Fahrenheit – was recorded at Heathrow Airport west of London. That made Friday the hottest day of 2020 and the third-hottest on record.

Plea to beachgoers as UK braced for potential heatwave

  Plea to beachgoers as UK braced for potential heatwave The Met Office says that the warmer weather, starting on Thursday, could reach 37C (98.6F) in some areas and is expected to last until Sunday. This would mean parts of Britain could pass the threshold for an “official heatwave”, which requires three days of temperatures over 25C (77F).London and the South East are expected to see the highest temperatures on Friday, but northern areas such as Manchester and Leeds will also hit the low 30s.Temperatures will continue to build through the rest of this week… ????️#UKHeatwave pic.twitter.

Meteorologists issued a heat warning for western parts of the country and placed 12 counties under a “red code” alert.Credit Vadim Ghirda/Associated Press. Scorching temperatures also caused dramatic weather breakdowns, including strong storms that brought a whirlwind, as well as hail the

Swathes of Western Europe wilted under intense heat Friday, with socially-distanced crowds seeking relief in fountains and pools as authorities warned of health and wildfire risks. From Britain to Italy, temperatures nearing 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) or more made face masks almost

Previous bouts of hot weather have seen people pack beaches around the British coast – not always observing social distancing measures intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

The city council in Brighton, on England’s south coast, appealed for visitors to stay away, saying it was “concerned about the number of people in the city".

“Large numbers make it impossible to maintain physical distancing,” the council said.

Forecasters say the blast of heat will end later in the day and there was a chance of violent thunderstorms across eastern England as cooler air moves in.

(FRANCE 24 with AP)


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