London, May 31 (EFE). – The United Kingdom recorded its hottest day so far this year on Monday, with a maximum of 24.6 ° C in the town of Murray, northeastern Scotland, the meteorological agency MIT said.
The temperature, which can still be surpassed, exceeds the 24.5 degrees recorded on March 30 at Kew Botanical Gardens in southwest London, and comes after several weeks of rain.
Thousands of people flocked to parks, beaches and restaurants today, a holiday in the UK, to enjoy the good weather, while gatherings of up to 30 people are allowed in this country.
However, more and more experts are warning of the need to maintain precautions as the United Kingdom is on the verge of a third wave of infections, led by the Indian variant of the Coronavirus.
Microbiologist Ravi Gupta, an adviser to the British government, recommended Monday to “postpone” the full lifting of the imprisonment imposed last January, scheduled for June 21.
Like his other colleagues, Gupta warned that although the total number of new infections is relatively low, partly due to the vaccination program, positive cases are growing “significantly” and “at least three-quarters of them are the new alternative.”
According to data on Sunday, the United Kingdom, which is in the third phase of a gradual de-escalation, recorded 3,240 new infections within 24 hours, up 26.8% from last week, with six deaths, up 42.9%.
Since the start of the epidemic in March 2020, the country has recorded 4.48 million positive cases and 127,781 deaths, while 25.3 million citizens have already received two doses of the vaccine.