Angry British have shared their "disgust" over the heat wave that grips the nation today as temperatures soar to 100F for the second time in a week.
London Heathrow and Kew Gardens hit a staggering 36.4 ° C today, making it the hottest August day since 2003.
The heat wave is expected to last over the weekend and at least until next Tuesday. Forecasters say it is the first official heat wave that has lasted at least three days since July 2019.
This happens shortly after the 100F (37.8C) was recorded at London Heathrow Airport last Friday, making it the UK's third warmest day ever.
In fact, parts of the south of England are expected to be hotter than the Caribbean, with highs of 91 ° F (33 ° C) in Jamaica and 84 ° F (29 ° C) in Barbados, leading to dozens of angry Britons share their outrage over the "disgustingly hot" weather.
Dozens of angry Britons took to Twitter to share their outrage over the "disgustingly hot" weather as parts of Britain will reach temperatures higher than the Caribbean
London Heathrow and Kew Gardens hit a staggering 36.4 ° C today as tourists piled onto the beach in Bournemouth today despite RNLI warnings
Andrew Tipler wrote on Twitter: “We just got back from an early morning run and London is already melting.
“Be careful out there today. It's hot, Gunna. & # 39;
Others on social media joked that last Friday's heat wave was "just a tester" as they complained about the "disgustingly hot" weather that is sweeping the nation today.
One person jokingly posted a picture of a dog in a refrigerator on Twitter and wrote that it is hot in London today.
Hannah Dodd said, "It's disgustingly hot in London and I need ideas to do something (literally everything) so I don't have to melt in my apartment today."
Another commented that they "miss the north" as they were overwhelmed by the breathtaking temperatures in London today.
The UK has never recorded two days with temperatures above 37 ° C since records began.
The Met Office said there was a 30 percent chance that today would be the UK's hottest day of the year, and a 10 percent chance it could be the UK's hottest day ever recorded.
The heat wave is said to last the whole weekend and last until next Tuesday. It would be the first official heat wave since July 2019 that lasts at least three days
According to forecasters, it's the first official heatwave – lasting at least three days – since July 2019, when the UK's record high temperature was set in Cambridge.
The very hot conditions are believed to have been caused by the warming of the air over France before it was drawn north.
The searing temperatures are as follows:
- The Met Office issued a level three heat health alert warning the British to keep an eye out for the elderly and vulnerable.
- Parts of southern England will be hotter than the Caribbean. Highs of 33 ° C are expected in Jamaica.
- The UK has never recorded two days with temperatures above 37 ° C since records began.
- The RNLI has urged families going to the beach today and this weekend to be aware of potential dangers.
The Met Office today warned of high UV levels in the south and urged the nation to ensure they have "sunscreen, water and a wide-brimmed hat."
However, the temperatures show no signs of cooling into the evening, as the temperatures in London are expected to remain at 32 ° C until 8 p.m., according to the US government Met Office.
Further north there will be some rainy periods throughout the evening but Aberdeen will cool down to 17 ° C, but in the south a mild weekend night is expected.
There are also fears that tourists flocking to coastal hotspots are ignoring social distancing rules and huddling on crowded coastlines to risk the coronavirus spreading further
Met Office meteorologist Grahame Madge said, “Whether we will see the hottest day of the year is up to date. However, this will be a longer period of warm weather than last week. & # 39;
There are also fears that tourists flocking to coastal hotspots are ignoring social distancing rules and huddling on crowded coastlines to risk the coronavirus spreading further.
One Twitter user expressed dismay at Staycationers pouring from the city to the sea, calling them "absolute Cretans".
The beaches to the southeast were full by mid-morning and the RNLI said, "If you get to the beach and it's just too crowded, consider moving on and spending your day elsewhere."
The hot weather is expected to continue into the first half of August, but there is a risk of downpours and thunderstorms well into the next week.
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