The United Kingdom on Tuesday provisionally recorded its hottest-ever temperature reading, with the mercury rising above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time. A temperature of 40.2 C was recorded at London Heathrow shortly before noon GMT, according to the Met Office weather service. The record-breaking day follows the UK’s warmest-ever night, with temperatures in some regions remaining above 25 degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit) from Monday to Tuesday, according to the Met Office. The 40 C mark was announced shortly after the day’s first record-breaking reading of 39.1 C was provisionally recorded at Charlwood in the southern Surrey region. The UK’s previous all-time record high of 38.7 C (101.7 F) was set in 2019. Tuesday’s record could be broken again as the day goes on, with temperatures expected to continue rising in the afternoon.
On the other side of English Channel, several towns and cities in France recorded their highest-ever temperatures on Monday. Saint-Brieuc, on the normally temperate coast of Brittany, topped 39.5 C. The western city of Nantes recorded 42 C, beating a decades-old high of 40.3 C set in 1949.
In southwestern France’s Gironde region, two large wildfires raging for a week across dry pine forests have forced the evacuation of 32,000 people. The blazes have already destroyed a total of 190 square kilometers (more than 70 square miles) of forest. Fire officials said strong winds and heat are fanning the flames, despite the deployment of waterbombing aircraft.
Germany’s weather service (DWD) said Tuesday that parts of the country’s west could crack the 40 C mark, putting the all-time temperature record of 41.2 C recorded in 2019 within reach. The DWD said the extreme heat is centered on the Western states of Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia, especially including low-lying areas on the Rhine and Ruhr rivers. Areas of Germany have also raised forest fire alert levels. In 10 of Germany’s 16 states, predominately in the south, west and northeast, the highest of five alert stages has been issued. The Bavarian forestry minister has called on the public to be especially careful when walking through forests, warning that even a single cigarette butt can ignite an inferno.
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Winter is better than summer
Yes…news from Europe..UK. France, Spania….Germany.
They need to stop messing with the climate….its no wonder with all the spraying
Prime ministers blame climate change for the fires, but they have some responsibility for perhaps not so good infrastructure, fire safety, ways of dealing with them, prevention, legal frameworks, arson, etc. Specifically in Greece there are irresponsibility and shortcoming. So from one point of view, it's easy to blame others and others and do not take the share of the responsibility
Read the bible….it's all in there. These are only birth pains…Jesus is in charge. Sit back and watch the show unfold and pray
who told you it will cool down.
New International Version
I will lay waste the mountains and hills and dry up all their vegetation; I will turn rivers into islands and dry up the pools.
keep playing with nature, one day we are all on fire.
the heat spirit of qatar world cup , spreading accross europe
When the Prime Minister says EVIDENTLY the climate manmade disaster we need to stop and see what evidently means to a polotician
Climate change caused by elites
Probably people starting fires and is not very smart idea to start on when is really hot out there
Here we go, Medias lying again. People need look at the numbers themselves. Dare do And you will see.
Pray l, repent and ask God for Guidance and help.
Maybe we need to understand that throwing garbage everywhere and owning 2 BMW per person isn't that good for our health..
isn't enough we are 8 billion?
Now Europeans come to know how Indians live their life within hot summer..34 to 38 is super normal…in India the temperature couple months back reach to 48 degrees in a massive heat wave……we are getting skin burn injuries when we go out in afternoons….the roads were empty in afternoon in several parts of India……when we ask western countries to cut down carbon foot print then they are pointing to china and India…it's Europe and America who is responsible for climate damage.
U.S. Califorina test intle…lol
sun burined northed genome on the head ney lol
wow, a new number to crunch, enjoy the summer suckers, it doesn't happen that often in the paranoid uk
Wait until the fire storms begin then you know the fires are getting closer to being put out by rain.
What you need to understand is that the fires will ignite gases in the upper atmosphere and then fall down to the ground starting new fires.
But the good news is that all the extra CO2 will increase the chance of thunderstorms and bringing rain.
And what is the politician doing about it, and if you get your wish will you give the numbers your trillion euro plan will affect global CO2. You think a trillion euros will solve the problem, no, not even 1% on world numbers, and you have maintenance on 10s or thousands of windmills. By time you ended up building the system you would have to start to replace it.
All the God ❤️🌈🙏 the Same (大慈大悲救苦救难).
Yes, one day must been happend, what talk about many years ago GreenPeace and other scientist. Result of agresive politics Economy Industry Interest… All people will be pay for that, just additional trouble rised, west country have money for change ecology situation current time, but cheaper country these money have not, so I must told you something, we are live on which one living Planet in Universe.. Will be aware…
Most call it weather, it has always been weather, it is not climate change, there is no such thing, it only exsists in a politicians heads, the earth says otherwise.
Climate Change? Most likely by knuckleheads
Climate change is not main issue here only bad land management
Sad and heartbreaking news let’s not mess up with Mother Nature
For all the CO2 Europe has emitted historically and by its action worldwide is not hot enough. Still unfairly cold even at 40C.
question is now you see the problem, what are you guys gonna do about it? I bet nothing.
Did the heat only last for a few days cause I check the weather now and Europe doesn’t seem very hot.
Here you can see who is responsible for over 70% of the emission!
Europe caliming to be super power and developed not even able to control a flame before spreading
Its okay guys, we just pray and everything will be fine. :)))
I'm living in Japan, close to the Pacific. It rises up to 30c to 35c.
From my childhood, I used to harvest rice in August, when it is the hottest season in Japan. But several days ago when I was harvesting okra, I almost had the heat shock, fingers and foot began to shake in the farm and began having headache. I rushed into my home to cool myself down.
I know many European houses don't have the air conditioner. I imagine so scary, how hot they might feel without it …