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Temperature record set at 40.2°C in UK

Temperature record set at 40.2°C in UK

In the UK on Tuesday, July 19, a new temperature record was set: +40.2 ° C was recorded near Heathrow Airport.

It is noted that the heat has already led to significant disruptions in transport.

Luton Airport suspended flights on Monday, July 18 due to a runway defect.

Bob Ward, director of policy and communications at the Grantham Institute, said the UK “should stop thinking of itself as a cold country“.

Earlier it was reported that extreme heat in Spain in five days led to the death of 237 people.