Wednesday July 20, 2022

VIDEO: Britain boils in record temperature of 40°C

VIDEO: Britain boils in record temperature of 40°C

Pedestrians shelter from the sun on Westminster Bridge in London on Tuesday. AP

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

The Met Office said the provisional record, which still needs to be confirmed, was recorded at 12.50 pm (1150 GMT) at London's Heathrow Airport, surpassing the previous record of 38.7°C recorded in 2019.