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Wednesday, 24 July 2024 – 22:10

Feeling Hot Hot Hot! Britons urged to take care as heatwave hits

It’s been a sweltering night across the UK as Britons experienced one of their country’s hottest ever nights.

Lightning storms and temperatures well into the 20Cs made for an uncomfortable night for many, days into a heatwave sweeping the UK and Europe. Temperatures are set to rise further still – 33C is expected on Wednesday and parts could climb to 38C on Thursday.

Britons are being urged by authorities and forecasters to check on their neighbours and try to stay cool as temperatures reach potentially record-breaking levels.

The exceptionally high temperatures may cause some disruption to public transport, so passengers are advised to check before they travel.

On Tuesday, Meteo France registered 41.2C in the city of Bordeaux, the hottest temperature in the city since records began. Last month we reported how the heat was closing schools and roads in France – read more here.

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