Today is set to be the hottest day in the UK on record with temperatures forecast to reach 41C in some places.
The picture for Brighton looks a little less extreme, although it will still feel fairly warm for most of the day.
The yellow weather alert that went into effect for the south coast on Sunday will remain in place through the end of the day, warning of the heat’s potential impact on people and infrastructure.
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Highest temperature in Britain
Britain experienced one of its hottest days on record yesterday the Met office Warning of worse.
Mercury peaked at 38.1C in Santon Downham, Suffolk, making it the hottest day of the year and the third warmest day on record, after 38.7C in Cambridge in 2019 and 38.5C in Faversham , Kent, August 2003.
But the current UK temperature record will almost certainly fall today as temperatures could reach 41C in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Luke Miall, Met Office meteorologist, said: “I’ve been a qualified meteorologist for 10 years and it doesn’t seem real to be telling people in the UK about 41C.
“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.”
Climate change, which has pushed global temperatures up 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.
Brighton Met Office weather forecast for Tuesday
⚠️⚠️🔴 Red extreme heat warning issued 🔴⚠️⚠️
Parts of England on Monday and Tuesday
Current information 👉 https://t.co/QwDLMg9c70
— Met Office (@metoffice) July 15, 2022
Expect clear skies and rising temperatures until early evening before the rains arrive. This should help cool things down and make for a slightly more comfortable night than the one we just had.
Here’s the hourly breakdown from the Met Office:
- Midnight: Clear skies, 27°C
- 1 a.m.: Clear skies, 26 °C
- 2 a.m.: Clear skies, 26 °C
- 3 a.m.: Clear skies, 24 °C
- 4 a.m.: Clear skies, 24 °C
- 5 a.m.: Clear skies, 24 °C
- 6 a.m.: Sunny, 24 °C
- 7 a.m.: Sunny, 24 °C
- 8am: Sunny, 25°C
- 9 a.m.: Sunny, 26 °C
- 10 a.m.: Sunny, 27 °C
- 11 a.m.: Sunny, 28 °C
- Noon: Sunny, 29C
- 1 p.m.: Sunny, 31 °C
- 2 p.m.: Sunny, 30 ° C
- 3 p.m.: Sunny, 30 ° C
- 4 p.m.: Sunny, 31 °C
- 5 p.m.: Sunny, 26 °C
- 6 p.m.: Light showers, 23°C
- 7pm: Light showers, 21C
- 8 p.m.: Light showers, 21°C
- 9 p.m.: Partly cloudy, 20 °C
- 10 p.m.: Partly cloudy, 20 °C
- 11 p.m.: Partly cloudy, 19 °C
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