England hit record high of 38.7C a week ago
UK joins Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands in breaking national temperature records
The past record was 38.5C recorded in Faversham in Kent in southeast England in 2003
LONDON: Temperatures in Britain achieved a record high of 38.7 degrees Celsius on July 25, the Met Office national climate administration said on Monday, affirming a fundamental perusing.
“The perusing at Cambridge Botanic Garden has been quality controlled and is formally the most astounding temperature on record in the UK,” the Met office said in a tweet.
The past record was 38.5C recorded in Faversham in Kent in southeast England in 2003.
“The UK joins Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands in breaking national temperature records,” the Met Office said.
Imprint McCarthy from the Met Office National Climate Information Center said temperatures in Britain had been going up since the mid-twentieth century.
“Environmental change has improved the probability and seriousness of heatwave scenes crosswise over Europe, which will have additionally expanded the dangers of a 40.0C temperature occasion in the UK,” he said.