Public urged to take care in the sun as UK records warmest day of the year
A heat-health alert has been issued as soaring temperatures saw the UK officially record its warmest day of the year so far.The Met Office tweeted on Wednesday at around 1pm that temperatures had reached 31C (87.8F) at Heathrow Airport.
Heathrow Airport, once Europe's busiest airport, called on Britain to urgently back a passenger testing regime, warning that without one, strict quarantine rules will stop travel, stall the economy and lead to more job losses. Francis Maguire reports.
Sunseekers have been told to avoid some overcrowded beaches along the southerncoast, as Friday saw the hottest August day in 17 years. By midday, theCoastguard said it had responded to dozens of calls. A heat-health warning wasissued as temperatures reached 36.4C at Heathrow and Kew Gardens – making itthe hottest August day since 2003, according to the Met Office.
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Heathrow Airport CEO John Holland-Kaye talks about a two-stage testing process which involves a first test on arrival for passengers coming from 'red countries', and a second test about a week later as a way to reduce quarantine time for those that do not have the virus. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
John Lewis said it will shut two full-size department stores in Birmingham and Watford, four At Home shops in Croydon, Newbury, Swindon and Tamworth, as well as two travel hub outlets at Heathrow and St Pancras.It said the eight shops were already “financially challenged” before the coronavirus pandemic, which has ramped up the shift towards online shopping.
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Many Britons are set to bask in another hot day, with temperatures in the30Cs. The mercury looks set to reach 35C on Sunday - with Kent, Sussex andparts of London being the most likely to see the highest temperatures,according to Met Office forecaster Craig Snell. It comes as the Met Officewarned “severe thunderstorms” are likely early next week.
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(CNN) can add giant swarms of flying ants to your 2020 scary-sounding insects Bingo card alongside murder hornets and hordes of noisy cicadas. The UK's Met Office shared radar imagery that showed the ants flying over the southeast part of the country. "It's not raining in London, Kent or Sussex, but our radar says otherwise," it said in a tweet on Friday.