Britain’s Met Office Issues Its First-Ever Extreme Heat Warning

As the warmth in London ticked into the mid-80s on Monday afternoon (in Fahrenheit, that’s) and Northern Ireland recorded its highest temperature on file, the Met Office — because the nationwide climate service for the United Kingdom known as — issued its first-ever excessive warmth warning, masking “a large part of Wales, all of southwest England and parts of southern and central England.”

The warning shall be in place till Thursday, as unusually heat climate, probably into the low 90s, is forecast within the Western areas of England. Temperatures won’t dip a lot at night time, the Met Office stated, giving rise to considerations about well being issues and different warmth results.

England had been experiencing a wet and funky begin to summer time, with temperatures within the 60s and 70s, although that hasn’t stopped excessive climate occasions. Last week, elements of London skilled flash flooding.

Hot climate moved into elements of the British Isles on Sunday, with Ballywatticock in Northern Ireland reaching 31.2 Celsius, or 88 levels Fahrenheit, breaking a nationwide file set in 1976 and once more in 1983.

The Met Office’s warmth warning system is new, introduced in June — one other indicator of the rising influence of worldwide warming, even in elements of the world famed for gloomy climate.

“Although hot weather can often be seen as ‘good news’ and is enjoyed by many, it can have serious consequences,” the Met Office stated on the time. “Research shows that, as a result of climate change, we are now much more likely to see prolonged spells of hot weather here in the U.K.”