"UK Breaks Its Record For Highest Temperature As Heat Builds"

"LONDON — Britain shattered its record for highest temperature ever registered Tuesday, with a provisional reading of 39.1 degrees Celsius (102.4 degrees Fahrenheit), according to the country’s weather office — and the heat was only expected to rise.

The highest temperature previously recorded in Britain was 38.7 C (101.7 F), a record set in 2019. Tuesday’s record was in Charlwood, England.

“Temperatures are likely to rise further through today,” the forecaster said.

The high Tuesday came as the country sweltered in heat that also scorched mainland Europe for the past week. Travel, health care and schools were disrupted in a country not prepared for such extremes."

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless report for the Associated Press July 19, 2022.


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Source: AP, 07/19/2022