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Weather: How Hot Will It Be Today?

Will Carrick-Buchanan

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Weather: How Hot Will It Be Today?

Who ever said the UK isn't hot? To the delight of some and the horror of others Britain is going through another heat wave. 

Wednesday broke the record for hottest day of the year with highs of 28°C. However, this record was short lived as Thursday took the crown with temperatures reaching 30°C.

Nonetheless, these meagre numbers don’t compare to what the country will see today as we are once again about to experience the hottest day of the year so far.

How Hot Will It Be Across The UK Today?

According to BBC Weather, London will see highs of 32°C, which is verging on extreme unpleasantness for some. 

Looking at the rest of the country’s weather, those holidaying in Cornwall will have slightly more refreshing climate, with temperatures staying around the low twenties, this is similar for Wales. Scotland has nothing to worry about as Edinburgh is forecast for light rain and a heavy breeze with highs of 17°C. Nevertheless, the north of England hasn't escaped the heat, as Hull will experience a balmy 29°C day. 

Heatwaves like the one we’re experiencing at the moment don't only cause uncomfort, there are some more serious risks as well.

For example, the 2006 heat waves caused damage to road surfaces across the country, with repairs costing around £3.6m in Oxfordshire alone. Speed restrictions were introduced on many rail lines, due to the risk of buckling. 

Moreover, the heat can come with severe health risks, as it puts particular strain on the heart and lungs.

Therefore, the most serious illnesses and deaths caused by extreme hot weather are respiratory and cardiovascular. Older people, young children and those with pre-existing health conditions, are the ones who are most at risk. 

Overexposure to the sun is a problem too, as well as getting horribly sunburnt, too much direct exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer. Therefore, sun cream is a must, as wearing it can reduce the risk of skin cancer by 40%. 

All this said, the heat won’t last forever, as the weather is expected to return back to the British norm of grey and overcast by Saturday, so enjoy the sun while it lasts!

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Weather

Will Carrick-Buchanan
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