New Delhi: The UK Meteorological Department has issued a red warning of heat wave for various parts of England including London. Which is its first ever red warning. Which is expected to be the hottest day ever.
- Heat wave causes fires in many places in Europe and Africa
- Temperatures are likely to reach 40 degrees on Monday and Tuesday in areas including London
A Red Warning or Red Alert issued by the Meteorological Department is the highest level of warning in their alert system and means that lives are at risk. The warning states that the temperature may go up to 40 degrees Celsius. A red warning has never been issued for weather in the UK to date. This unprecedented type of alert warns that lives of people of all age groups are at risk and has been classified as a national emergency. “We have just issued an extreme heat red warning for Monday and Tuesday, the first such warning ever issued,” Met Office spokesman Graham Mege said.
Outdoor activities stopped, trains also cancelled
The red warning covers the area from London to Manchester and then to the Vale of York. If we reach 40 degrees Celsius, that would be a very landmark limit and show that climate change is now with us. According to him, there are many possibilities that this is happening due to climate change. Meanwhile, officials have said that there is no need to close schools on the scorching heat of Monday and Tuesday. Although some schools are considering a holiday, some schools have canceled student sports periods and decided to keep outdoor activities closed on these days. On the other hand, the railways are also known to be canceling some trains. The Gatwick Express train for Monday is reported to be cancelled.
Thousands of people evacuated due to heat
A severe heat wave is going on in many countries of Europe and Africa and there have been many incidents of forest fires in different countries of these two continents. Due to the fires, thousands of people had to be evacuated to the countries of Portugal, Spain, France in Europe and Morocco in Africa. 135 injured and one killed in Portugal forest fires last week. A state of emergency has been declared there since Sunday. There have been 28 such fires in Portugal.