Britain records highest temperature ever at 40 degrees Celsius as heatwave intensifies

"For the first time ever, 40 Celsius has provisionally been exceeded in the UK," the Met Office said. "Temperatures are

Published on Jul 19, 2022 06:10 PM IST 9 Photos

Britain recorded its highest ever temperature of 40C (104F) on Tuesday as a heatwave gripping Europe intensified, scorching fields and damaging airport runways and train tracks.(AP)

People throng the beach in Bournemouth, England on Tuesday. Britain shattered its record for highest temperature ever registered on Tuesday, with a provisional reading of 39.1 degrees Celsius (102.4 degrees Fahrenheit), according to the country's weather office — and the heat was only expected to rise. (AP)

Train routes were cancelled, normally busy city centres appeared quiet and zoos struggled to keep their animals cool.(REUTERS)


The forecaster will need to validate the equipment used to record any recorded temperature before it becomes official.(AP)

Members of the 'Australian cabaret and Circus troupe' cool down in a fountain on the Southbank in London on Tuesday.(AP)