- UK Experiences Record-High September Temperatures
- Saturday Predicted as the Hottest Day of the Year
- Health Concerns and Storm Warnings Amidst the Heatwave
The mercury has surpassed 30C for six consecutive September days for the first time in records, threatening cyclones and health.
Met Office forecasts that Saturday will be the hottest day of the year, with a maximum of 33.2 degrees Celsius (92 degrees Fahrenheit) at London’s Kew Gardens.
This exceeds the preliminary 32.6C (91F) temperature registered on Thursday.
The United Kingdom has now endured six consecutive September days with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) – the first time this has occurred since records began.
Forecasters say there’s a “increasing signal for a thunderstormy breakdown for some later this weekend.”
The UK Health Security Agency has issued an amber heat health alert, indicating that weather impacts are likely to be felt across the health service, with those over the age of 65 and those with a history of respiratory or cardiovascular disease at greater risk.
More storm warnings have also been issued throughout the United Kingdom.
Flash flooding, lightning, hail, and strong winds may impede road and public transportation in some areas.