The UK heatwave is expected to get worse withe the hottest day reaching as high as 42C.
UK heatwave expected to get worse with hottest day reaching 42C
Fears are very high now with the British people expecting Tuesday record to go up to 40C, thereby breaking the 38.7C record. It does reach the 40C, it will be the first of its kind. Experts are attributing the high temperature to climate change and says there will be more frequent extreme weather ahead of the British people in particular and Europe in general.
It has been forecast-ed that temperatures could rise above 35C in the Netherlands while that of Belgium is expected to hit 40C and over.
Hottest day reaching 42C in parts of Europe
Meanwhile in France, a number of towns and cities recorded their highest-ever temperatures figures on Monday, an official of the national weather has noted.It has been reported that “the mercury hit 39.3C in Brest on the Atlantic coast of Britany, in the far north-west of the country, smashing a previous record of 35.1C from 2002”.
Others reports include that Saint-Brieuc, on the Channel coast, hit 39.5C beating a previous record of 38.1C, and the western city of Nantes recorded 42C, beating a decades-old high of 40.3C, set in 1949.
However firefighters in France’s south-west continue to struggle in their attempt to crushing the heat to contain two massive fires that have caused widespread destruction.
For it has been nearly a week now, since armies of firefighters and a number of waterbombing aircraft have battled blazes that have mobilized much of France’s firefighting capacity.