London: While Britain is known for its cool weather, global warming has left its mark all over the world. Therefore, the temperature has risen globally. Currently, a warning of the first-ever extreme heat has been issued for most parts of England.
Officials are planning how to cope with a record high temperature that has already had an adverse affect on travel, health and schools.
A’red’ alert has been sounded, which is likely to last throughout Monday and Tuesday. The mercury may touch 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) for the first time. It may be dangerous for people’s health and lead to death among healthy people. This was stated by the UK Met Office, the country’s weather service. The highest temperature in Britain was recorded in 2019, when the mercury reached 38.7C (101.7F).
“We need to recognise that there are some people who will not cope well in the heat and what we want is for everybody to look out for them,’’ Cabinet Office Minister Kit Malthouse said.
Train operators have asked passengers not to travel unnecessarily. Travel when it is absolutely essential because the unbearable heat is likely to warp rails and disruption of power supply is undeniable. Several schools have been asked to close. Parents are taking their children near pools and spreading water sprays to chill them to beat the heat.
As per the weather bosses, Monday will be oppressive and people may have to spend sleepless nights due to the scorching heat. During this period, the temperature may reach 40 to 41 degrees Celsius.