Steve July 19, 2022
heatwave:-fires-blaze-after-uk-passes-40c-for-first-time

By Jasmine Andersson & Doug FaulknerBBC NewsImage source, PA MediaImage caption, Firefighters have been tackling a blaze in the village of Wennington on the outskirts of London amid the record temperaturesThe UK has recorded temperatures of over 40C (104F) for the first time.Thermometers hit 40.3C at Coningsby in Lincolnshire, while 33 other locations went past the UK’s previous highest temperature of 38.7C, set in 2019.Several fire services declared major incidents,

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