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  • UK issues red alert over extreme heat for the first time
  • UK braces for its hottest day in history
  • Residents asked to stay indoors, some schools closed

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UK's first-ever red alert over extreme heat, people asked to stay indoors

People in the UK are being advised to stay indoors and avoid non-essential travel as the country faces its hottest day

People in the UK are being advised to stay indoors and avoid non-essential travel as the country faces its hottest day on Monday, with temperatures set to edge towards the 40-degree Celsius mark for the first time since records began.

A national emergency is in place by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the Meteorological (Met) Office has issued its first-ever red alert for extreme heat, warning of danger to life from the extreme heat. The heatwave is set to peak on Tuesday before some rain forecast for Wednesday.

Train operators are asking customers not to travel unless absolutely necessary because the heat is likely to warp rails and disrupt power supplies, leading to severe delays. Some medical appointments have been canceled to relieve strain on the health service. While some schools have closed, others are setting up wading pools and water sprays to help children cool off.

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Britain is unaccustomed to the temperatures forecast this week, and few homes, schools or small businesses have air conditioning. Across the U.K., average July temperatures range from a daily high of 21 C (70 F) to a low of 12 C (53 F). The highest temperature ever recorded in Britain is 38.7 C (101.7 F), a record set in 2019.

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