On the hottest day of the year today, a huge hail pours down and four weather warnings are in place.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a thunderstorm and extreme high temperature warning today, and the temperature at Heathrow Airport soared to 32.2 degrees Celsius.
Just a stone’s throw away from London’s Heathrow Airport, rain and hail, “marble size” pouring in Essex and Kent during the storm.
The Bureau of Meteorology has now issued four different weather warnings.
New extreme heat the weather Warnings were issued throughout the south-central and southwestern regions, and until Thursday night, the situation is expected to cool down.
Two amber thunderstorm warnings have been issued in Cambridgeshire and Maidstone in Kent, while yellow warnings have been issued throughout the southeast and East Midlands from Nottingham to the north of Brighton.
The previous high this year was 31.6C, which was also set at Heathrow Airport on Sunday.
A four-day heat wave started this week at 31 degrees Celsius in London and other places on Monday. Many areas are hotter than Ibiza, and some places are even 29 degrees Celsius higher than the temperature in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on the edge of the Sahara Desert. .
In the next few days, mercury is expected to rise by one degree or more.
Weather Bureau forecaster Marco Petagna said: “The temperature may peak around 32C (89.6F), and even reach 33C (91.4F) in remote areas of southern England, which is very warm for many people.
“Even cooler areas will have temperatures in their 20s, and thunderstorms may occur elsewhere.”
New extreme heat the weather The warning lasted until Thursday night, when the weather is expected to turn cooler and thunderstorms and heavy rain are sweeping the UK.
Most parts of Wales, southwest England, and parts of southern and central England are experiencing extremely hot weather.
The concept was launched on June 1 to emphasize the dangers of heat waves to health, infrastructure and other services.
According to data from the Public Health Department of the United Kingdom, 2,256 excess deaths in the UK were recorded during the 2020 heat wave, which is the highest record since records. This has raised concerns about heat wave killers.
At the same time, the yellow thunderstorm warnings issued today in the Southeast and East Midlands remind residents of the risk of flooding for homes and businesses.
The storm is accompanied by lightning, hail and strong winds, which are expected until midnight tonight.
A huge hailstone was found in Essex this afternoon, as the storm hit residents and reported that the hailstone was “the size of a marble”.
Jim Dale, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “From about mid-week, the high pressure seems to weaken, and after experiencing very hot weather, we can see more active downpours.”
Extreme weather may cause power outages, traffic delays and cancellations in London and the Southeast.
Road to Smelting
At 33 degrees Celsius, today’s roads “melt like chocolate,” and parliaments across the country are urgently repairing surfaces damaged by the high temperature.
In Gloucestershire, because part of the A38 is considered unsafe, emergency maintenance is required.
Somerset County Council said: “Think of asphalt as chocolate-it melts and softens when hot, and hardens and becomes brittle when cold.
“So it will not maintain the same intensity throughout the year.
Pour the gravel on the molten tar to solidify and reattach to the surface.
It turns out that the country’s trains are too hot and dozens of passengers are late.
The speed of some trains has been halved due to the risk of lines bending at high temperatures.
The London Northwest Railway cut the speed of the main line from Euston, London, the Chiltern Railway also affected the line from Marylebone in London to Oxford, and the Northern Railway was affected between Hull and Bridlington in East Yorkshire. The impact.
Network Rail said: “Rails will expand as the temperature rises. The speed limit means less force on the track, which reduces the chance of buckling.”
Heat waves may cause the aircraft to turn to approved airspace in the event of GPS failure.
The British Civil Aviation Authority said: “In hot weather, tablets and mobile phones may overheat and shut down.
“We have recently seen an increase in airspace violations due to overheated equipment being used as mobile maps on GA aircraft.”
The bookmaker reduced the likelihood of temperatures in the UK reaching 35 degrees Celsius this week.
As the heat wave continues, Ladbrokes has reduced the probability of thermometers reaching 35C anywhere in the UK before this weekend to 3/1.
Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “Freedom Day plus heat waves will definitely see many workers getting sick this week. It’s not surprising to see temperatures above 35C.”