A severe heat wave is sweeping various parts of the United Kingdom, and temperatures up to 34 degrees Celsius, are being reported. It has also been declared that 19th May 2016 was the hottest day of the year in the UK. The Met department has issued warnings about the rising heat levels, touching Level 3, but the Brits seem to be having a gala time, at the outdoors.
People seem to be basking in the sun’s glory but particular groups such as those ailing from medical conditions or young children, need to take precautions for protecting themselves from the sun’s damaging effects.
As a result of the heat-wave, the Great Western Railway has issued guidelines for reducing the engine speed limits at locations such as Reading and London Paddington, as a cautionary move for preventing damage to the lines. Water bottles were also distributed amongst the public for keeping them well-hydrated while they are commuting. It has been predicted that the temperatures will keep soaring until 20th May 2016.
Sun Time; Fun Time
Some of the sights being witnessed in the UK, during his hot phase include people soaking in the sun at the beaches in Blackpool & Portsmouth; jumping off piers into the waters at Portsmouth; swimming in pools; sun-bathing at the various parks; and splashing water from bottles for remaining cool.
There are also warning reports of flash flooding after Britain smoldered, as a result of the high heat levels. The forecasting department is also predicting that it may rain, between 1800 hours on Tuesday and 2100 hours on Wednesday, due to the likelihood of flash floods affecting the Northern districts of the United Kingdom. There has been an issuance of a yellow weather warning for the same.
The Upcoming Forcast
Thunderstorms over Northern Ireland have also been predicted on early Tuesday evening, after which the trend will continue eastwards during the latter part of the sundown and all through Wednesday.
Weather reports are stating that 30mm of rain per hour is expected in the Northern provinces of UK on Wednesday, 20th May 2016. Certain parts of UK are also prone to lightning and hail; it has been forecasted.
The Southern side will endure humid and warm weather patterns, with temperatures rising up to 22 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and 30 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.
The sizzling heat has resulted in disruption of travel schedules, and delays have been recorded at various busy rail junctions such as Paddington Station.
The Public Health, England, is requesting people to take protective measures during this disturbing heat trend.