Met Office confirm London has broken its July temperature record
The heatwave in England has resulted in London's highest ever temperature in the month of July.
The Met Office, the United Kingdom's national weather service, has confirmed that London has broken its July temperature record.
They shared the news via a post on their Twitter page on Thursday afternoon, stating that the temperature had reached 36.9 °C.
The previous record had been 36.7 °C, and was recorded on 1 July 2015
They also said that it might overtake the all-time UK record, which is 38.5 °C.
Chief Meteorologist Steve Willington said: "There is a real possibility of records being broken today, not only for July but also all-time records."
❗ Breaking news ❗
We have broken our maximum July temperature record
Was 36.7 °C
Now 36.9 °C
at Heathrow, London
We may still break the all-time UK record of 38.5 °C
Follow @PHE @age_uk for advice on actions to take during the hot weather#heatwave #UKHottestJulyDay pic.twitter.com/owObpvrsnP
— Met Office (@metoffice) July 25, 2019
Heatwaves are extreme weather events, but research shows that with climate change they are likely to become more and more frequent.
Met Office projections show that heatwaves with the intensity of last summer's event could occur on average as regularly as every other year by the middle of the century.
There is no sign of a heatwave approaching Ireland, but the national forecast for Friday includes sunny spells and a few passing showers, the showers largely confined to the west and northwest of the country.
Highest temperatures of 17 to 22 degrees in moderate to fresh southwest winds.
We'll take it.