UK: There’s no relief in sight for citizens of the United Kingdom as an amber extreme heat warning comes into effect for another four days. The temperatures are expected to hit the 37 degrees celsius mark in the upcoming days. The Met Office alert for southern and central England and parts of Wales remains in effect from midnight on Thursday until Sunday.
Additionally, warnings for severe fire breakouts have also been issued over the weekend. An ‘exceptional risk’ of blazes spreading across various places. The transport, health and working conditions will be affected due to extremely perspiring weather conditions. The Met Office has also warned of ‘water safety incidents.
The month of June was recorded as the hottest month of the year so far, with the temperatures soaring up to 40 degrees Celsius, for the very first time in the United Kingdom. Although the temperatures in this heatwave are not expected to reach that mark but certain regions may get closer.
As per the sources, the temperatures could reach somewhere between 35-37 degrees Celsius. Wales and Cardiff could exhibit temperatures above 30 degrees. While Scotland and Northern Ireland would most probably stay cooler with the highest temperatures in the mid-20s, the Met Office stated.
The Met Office’s fire severity index evaluates the probable severity of the blaze. Currently, it is known to be ‘very high’ for a major part of England and Wales as well. Also, a warning for high risk of wildfires has been issued across southern and eastern parts of Scotland and is to remain in effect till Monday.
The last six months marked the driest period in England in the last 46 years. Having drought on the cards, agriculture and wildlife to be the most affected by the extreme weather conditions.