The United Kingdom is witnessing an unprecedented heat wave during the month of September

The country recorded the hottest day of the year, and the National Weather Service said that Saturday is the sixth day in a row that the country records a temperature above 30 degrees Celsius, which is much higher than the average for this time of year. According to its latest forecast, the heat wave will continue throughout the weekend across much of southern England and Wales.

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The UK experiences an unprecedented heat wave in September, with the thermometer exceeding 30°C for the sixth day in a row. The country this Saturday recorded its hottest day so far this year, according to the National Weather Service, with preliminary data showing a high of 32.7 degrees Celsius.

The previous record this year was 32.6 degrees Celsius, which was set on Thursday. This week was the hottest in 2023, with two record highs in less than three days.

In July 2022, the UK recorded its hottest day on record as temperatures topped 40°C for the first time.

FILE – A tourist has a drink in front of Big Ben in London, Thursday, August 11, 2022. Government agencies said that year was the hottest on record. © AP – Frank Augustin

The British are looking for ways to deal with the heat wave

In an attempt to take advantage of the rare sunny days, Britons have filled beaches in the south of the country in recent days, such as Brighton, a popular holiday destination for Londoners.

In some parts of the capital, citizens took out umbrellas to protect themselves from the sun, and at the London Zoo, some attendees offered refreshments to the animals, such as meat ice cream for lions.

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And the authorities issued an orange alert for heat in England within the health service, fearing the consequences for those most at risk.

The Met Office warns: “As our climate changes due to human action, heatwaves like these will become more frequent and intense.”

The Earth was exposed to extremely hot temperatures during the hottest summer on record in the Northern Hemisphere. The high temperature season has caused brutal and deadly incidents such as forest fires in different parts of the world, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The World Meteorological Organization and the European Copernicus Climate Service announced that last August was the hottest month ever recorded by scientists with modern equipment, and the second warmest month ever measured, behind only July 2023.

With Associated Press, Reuters and AFP

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