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Britain Braces for Another Round of Scorching Temperatures

LONDON — Weeks after recording its highest-ever temperature, Britain was preparing for another unsettling stretch of hot weather, as officials said an extreme heat warning would be in place for much of the southern half of England and parts of…

Climate Change Worsened Britain’s Heat Wave, Scientists Find

The heat that demolished records in Britain last week, bringing temperatures as high as 104.5 degrees Fahrenheit to a country unaccustomed to scorching summers, would have been “extremely unlikely” without the influence of human-caused climate change, a new scientific report…

Europe’s Heat Wave Breaks UK Temperature Records and Drives Wildfires

LONDON — For the first time on record, Britain suffered under temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius — 104 Fahrenheit — on Tuesday, as a ferocious heat wave moved northwest, leaving a trail of raging wildfires, lost lives and evacuated homes…

Will Temperatures Reach Record Highs in Britain?

The all-time high temperature recorded in Britain, set on July 25, 2019, in Cambridge, is 38.7 degrees Celsius, or about 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Several forecasters said that record could fall on Tuesday. Paul Davies, the chief meteorologist at the Met…

Extreme Heat Continues Its March Across Western Europe

LONDON — The weather maps for Europe were blood red on Sunday as heat that has been baking Spain and Italy and fanning fires in southwest France worked its way north toward Britain. In London, it was warm, in the…

Britain Braces for ‘Exceptionally’ Hot Weather

LONDON — Put a hat on. Slather on the sunscreen, and drink plenty of water. That was the advice in Britain as the forecast this week for extreme summer heat inched up toward possibly record-breaking highs. Meteorologists are warily eyeing…

British Rainfall Records Extended Back to 1836 Thanks to Covid Lockdowns

Britain’s official rainfall records now go back to the year before Queen Victoria ascended the throne, thanks to the efforts of thousands of volunteers who, cooped up at home during Covid, were brought together by their passion for a very…

Britain’s Met Office Issues Its First-Ever Extreme Heat Warning

As the heat in London ticked into the mid-80s on Monday afternoon (in Fahrenheit, that is) and Northern Ireland recorded its highest temperature on record, the Met Office — as the national weather service for the United Kingdom is called…

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