Britain Breaks Heat Record, Could Reach 107.6 Today

The BBC reports:

The UK is set to see its hottest day on record, with temperatures on Tuesday expected to reach up to 42C (107.6F). A high of 38.1C was reached in Suffolk on Monday, just short of the UK record of 38.7C set in 2019. Wales recorded its hottest day on record with 37.1C.

The Met Office has issued a red extreme heat warning covering much of central, northern, and south-east England.

The extreme warning, indicating a threat to life, is in place in an area stretching between London, Manchester and York. Rail services on Monday evening were heavily impacted by the extreme heat, Network Rail said, with buckled rails reported and overhead wire systems failing.

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