THE UK is set to have its warmest night on record as temperatures are set to remain high overnight.
The Met Office is warning that temperatures could remain in the low-to-mid 20s in isolated places through tonight and Tuesday, breaking a 32-year record.
The current hottest night time temperature was 23.9 °C, recorded in Brighton in August 1990.
It comes as Wales recorded its provisional hottest day on record, as mercury climbed to 37.1C at Hawarden in Flintshire, beating the previous record by almost two degrees.
Tomorrow Britain could see its hottest-ever temperature, with highs of 41C forecast for parts of central and southern England.
Luke Miall, Met Office meteorologist, said: “I’ve been a qualified meteorologist for ten years and it doesn’t seem real to be telling people about 41C in the UK.
“It’s crazy how we talk about these kinds of values, I’ve never seen the models come with these values.
“With all these temperatures in the UK, it was quite an eye opener for climate change.”
Hot air from Europe is contributing to the extreme heat in Britain, with a searing heatwave burning through much of the continent and fueling intense heatwaves in France and Spain.
The UK Health Security Agency has issued a Level 4 heat health alert, described as an “emergency”.
Train services will face further disruptions tomorrow as trains run at reduced speeds to protect the rails and traffic is restricted on some routes.
Climate change, which has raised global temperatures by 1.2°C above pre-industrial levels, is making heat waves longer, more intense and more likely.
Experts have warned of the need to adapt Britain’s homes, cities and infrastructure to a future of more intense summer heat.
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