- Title: Britain swelters as extreme heat warning continues
- Date: 21st July 2021
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JULY 21, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF CENTRAL LONDON SEEN FROM SOUTH LONDON VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING AND CYCLING IN HYDE PARK VARIOUS OF PEOPLE LYING IN SHADE VARIOUS OF ICE CREAM TRUCK TIME LAPSE OF MELTING ICE CREAM VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING OUTSIDE HAMMERSMITH STATION PEOPLE WALKING PEOPLE SITTING IN SUN (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED 79 YEAR OLD ACCIDENT RECOVERY SPECIALIST, SAYING: "It's hot but I'm quite used to it working in hot weather, and I think we just have to live with it. I just have a mindset of this is how it is, get on with doing the best we can. And if we have some kind of problem, which I do have, I have cancer and I have a hernia, all waiting for operation, this weather doesn't help the kind of anxiety levels." PEOPLE WALKING VARIOUS OF PEOPLE SITTING OUTSIDE OF PUB (SOUNDBITE) (English) ADVERTISING AGENCY EMPLOYEE, IAIN SAHIN, SAYING: "Yeah I think so this is all factored into sort of global warming and it fluctuates season to season but it's unnormal to be this hot, you know it is fundamentally down to sort of global warming. But you've got to enjoy it while it lasts, there's no point in crying about it." VARIOUS OF CENTRAL LONDON SEEN FROM SOUTH LONDON
- Embargoed: 4th August 2021 17:36
- Keywords: Heat wave climate change extreme heat hot london heatwave temperature weather
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Environment,Europe,Weather
- Reuters ID: LVA001EMSBCJR
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- Story Text: London sweltered in the summer heat on Wednesday (July 21) as a heatwave continued across many parts of the country.
Temperatures in London hit 30 degrees sending people to seek refuge in the shade and cool down with ice creams.
Britain's Met Office issued its first ever amber extreme heat warning on Monday (July 19), saying unusually high temperatures expected western areas and continuing high night-time temperatures created potential risks to health.
The alert is the first issued by the Met Office since the national meteorological service launched its extreme heat national severe weather warning system at the start of June to help better inform people of the risks hot weather can bring.
It comes as other parts of the world have experienced extreme weather conditions, including torrential downpours, most recently in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou.
While some enjoyed the heat others expressed concerns that the hot weather was a consequence of climate change.
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