Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018
United Kingdom could see the hottest day in recorded history in the coming days as the weather forecasters are predicting the blisteringly hot weather to continue for a month. This weather condition makes Brits to bask in bank holiday. Most of the beaches and amusement parks have been packed with sun lovers and it could become a regular scene with the next three months due to be warmer than usual. It expected that two million Britons will travel abroad this weekend. The domestic trips here are on rise.
The heatwave conditions will see the mercury in some areas top 30 degree Celsius all week and forecasters believe there is a chance – albeit a relatively slim one – that a new record may be set. Nearly two million British holidaymakers are departing the United Kingdom for their summer holidays. Most of Brits prefer Spain, Greece, Turkey and Florida.
Most of the British airports face one of their busiest weekends of the year, with 450,000 passengers departing from Heathrow, 290,000 from Gatwick, 140,000 from Stansted and 79,000 from Luton. There are over 100,000 will be leaving from Scottish airports with 50,000 from Glasgow, and 162,000 are due to depart from Manchester, 70,000 from Birmingham, 45,000 from Bristol and 37,000 from East Midlands airport.
The highest ever temperature was 38.5 degree C, recorded near Faversham in Kent in 2003. But the Met Office said today there was a 20 percent chance that figure could be eclipsed on Friday.
Heathrow Airport measured thermometers hit 36.7degree Celsius three years ago.
The scorching heat waves in recent weeks have turned fields brown, ripened wild berries months earlier than normal and precipitated an amber-level heat health warning, with people urged to stay in the shade. The social workers are on high alert to check on people having difficulties in the heat.
But the Local Government Association (LGA) also urged the public to check on vulnerable or elderly neighbours, family or friends, warning that the elderly and those suffering from heart and respiratory problems were most at risk.