Beach-goers seek shelter under an umbrella by the sea on July 25 in Camber Sands, England. 2019. [Photo:BenStansallAFP/GettyImages)
The heat wave that set in Europe last week broke another record: the value of 101.7 degrees Fahrenheit in Cambridge, England , was the highest temperature in the UK, scientists officially announced on Monday.
The temperature was recorded on Thursday and confirmed on Monday after "Quality Control and Analysis" by the Met Office.
"Exceptionally high temperatures hit large parts of Central and Western Europe last week, and the UK joins Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom Netherlands are breaking national temperature records," the British Met Office said in a statement.
The hot, dry air came from Africa and was pumped north through the UK and other parts of Europe. This was a similar structure to the heat wave that shook Europe at the end of June.
According to Met Office, the UK national weather service, heat waves are extreme weather events. However, research shows that this is related to climate change. They are likely to become even more intense.
Bob Ward, Policy Director at Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, said: "The confirmation that we broke the record in the UK last week is a worrying milestone, the record so far being set during the summer heatwave set up in 2003, when more than 2,000 people died in the UK and more than 50,000 in Europe.
"Heat waves are becoming more frequent and intense due to climate change The risk of heat-related deaths is rising," Ward said. "Unfortunately, this trend will continue over the next few decades, and so we need to adapt faster, for example by ensuring that our buildings do not overheat dangerously."
The previous heat record was set up at the University of Cambridge Botanical Garden in East England. Some observatories report monthly, the British Met Office said, so there is a possibility that even higher temperature has been recorded Associated Press
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