Published on : Friday, June 29, 2018
Britain’s temperature is soaring high, making the fourth successive hottest day of the year. The blue skies and warm weather are expected to last into the weekend. For this tourism is rising. Millions of tourists and weekenders have been enjoying the sunshine on the hottest day of the year.
The weather forecasters said that the mercury would likely peak at 32°C in parts of England on Thursday as the heat wave which has prompted health warnings and fuelled wildfires continues.
The temperatures of 31.9°C were recorded in Porthmadog, north-west Wales, on Wednesday, reaching the 30.7°C clocked in Rostherne, Cheshire, the previous day.
Monday had previously been the hottest day of the year after 29.4°C was recorded in St James’s Park, London. The Meteorological Office of England said that the temperatures may cool slightly at the weekend but no rain was yet on the horizon.
The fire chiefs warned a sprawling blaze which has spread across Saddleworth Moor this week could last for weeks if the dry, hot weather continues.
More than 100 soldiers have been drafted in to help firefighters who have been battling the wildfire over seven square miles of the Pennines since Sunday. The fire has forced the evacuation of dozens of homes.