Britain’s ten-day heatwave continued right now as temperatures soared to 96F (35.7C) amid probably the most extreme sizzling climate on report – after the nation was hit by flooding, thunderstorms, 50,000 lightning strikes and hail the dimensions of golf balls.

The mercury hit 96F (35.7C) close to Heathrow Airport in London this afternoon as lots of of Britons made the many of the sweltering warmth through the fifth day of at the least 93F (34C) temperatures in South East England.  

Tomorrow will probably be simply as sizzling – giving Britain probably the most days in a row above 93F on report, which might affirm the nation’s most extreme heatwave ever as a Met Workplace degree three warmth well being alert stays in place. 

Meteorologists additionally count on Britain to have the second longest run of consecutive 90F (32C) days on report. Whereas the interval is unlikely to get near the 15 days in 1976, it right now tied with the second-placed 5 days in 1995.

The report for the longest spell of 95F (35C) is three days – set in 1976 and 1990 – which this week may match. And the UK has solely had warmth of 98F (36.7C) on 4 days in historical past, considered one of which was recorded solely 12 days in the past. 

However the warmth in southern England comes after large thunder and hail storms hit western and northern components of the UK yesterday – with additional flood warnings in place right now for Birmingham, the North West and Scotland. 

Hearth crews in Lancashire have been referred to as out to greater than 30 flooding incidents in a single day in Lancaster, Warton, Kirkham, Hesketh Financial institution and Tarleton, with a relaxation centre opened for individuals whose houses have been deluged. 

Others suffered with extra intense warmth. Traditionally these sweltering evenings have been so uncommon that solely eight have been recorded between 1961 to 1995, however the nation has now seen 16 tropical nights this summer time – with extra to come back.

Beachgoers make the most of the heat at Bournemouth in Dorset this afternoon as the UK's heatwave continues

Beachgoers profit from the warmth at Bournemouth in Dorset this afternoon because the UK’s heatwave continues

Sunbathers and holidaymakers flock to the beach at the seaside resort of Lyme Regis in Dorset this afternoon

Sunbathers and holidaymakers flock to the seaside on the seaside resort of Lyme Regis in Dorset this afternoon

Visitors walk along the promenade at Bournemouth in Dorset this afternoon as temperatures remain very hot in the South

Guests stroll alongside the promenade at Bournemouth in Dorset this afternoon as temperatures stay very popular within the South

Owen Chisholm, 13, falls into the River Thames from a pontoon at the Richmond Canoe Club in South West London today

Owen Chisholm, 13, falls into the River Thames from a pontoon on the Richmond Canoe Membership in South West London right now

A group of people play in the water at Bournemouth beach in Dorset this afternoon as the hot weather continues

A bunch of individuals play within the water at Bournemouth seaside in Dorset this afternoon as the new climate continues

Bournemouth beach is once again a hotspot for daytrippers and tourists this afternoon as people flock to the coast

Bournemouth seaside is as soon as once more a hotspot for daytrippers and vacationers this afternoon as individuals flock to the coast

People make the most of the hot weather by visiting Bournemouth beach in Dorset today amid the ongoing heatwave

Individuals profit from the new climate by visiting Bournemouth seaside in Dorset right now amid the continued heatwave

Daytrippers go into the water off Bournemouth beach in Dorset this afternoon as the heatwave continues for the country

Daytrippers go into the water off Bournemouth seaside in Dorset this afternoon because the heatwave continues for the nation

A group of women sunbathe at Bournemouth beach in Dorset this afternoon amid the heatwave conditions

A bunch of girls sunbathe at Bournemouth seaside in Dorset this afternoon amid the heatwave circumstances

Sunseekers gather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset this afternoon as they make the most of the very hot weather

Sunseekers collect on Bournemouth seaside in Dorset this afternoon as they profit from the very popular climate

A group of people enjoy the very hot weather on Bournemouth beach as the UK continues to be gripped by a heatwave

A bunch of individuals benefit from the very popular climate on Bournemouth seaside because the UK continues to be gripped by a heatwave

People enjoy the hot weather on Southsea beach in Hampshire this afternoon as the heatwave continues

Individuals benefit from the sizzling climate on Southsea seaside in Hampshire this afternoon because the heatwave continues

The entire of the UK stays underneath a Met Workplace thunderstorm warning till Thursday, whereas a month’s price of rain may fall within the area of three hours in components of the nation right now.

Following yesterday’s rainfall, the Surroundings Company has issued 4 warnings for anticipated flooding within the North West – two at Lancaster and two at Ulverston.

How Britain’s ten-day heatwave is unfolding 

  1. Wednesday – 83.1F/28.4C (Santon Downham, Suffolk)
  2. Thursday – 86.2F/30.1C (Wisley, Surrey)
  3. Friday – 97.5F/36.4C (Kew, West London)
  4. Saturday – 94.1F/34.5C (Herstmonceux, East Sussex)
  5. Sunday – 93.2F/34C (Herstmonceux, East Sussex)
  6. Monday – 95.9F/35.6C (London Heathrow Airport) 
  7. Right now – 97F/36C (forecast)
  8. Wednesday – 97F/36C (forecast)
  9. Thursday – 91F/33C (forecast)
  10. Friday – 82F/28C (forecast)

5 flood alerts – warning of doable flooding – are in place for Birmingham and surrounding districts.

Flood alerts have been issued for 19 places in Scotland, with one additionally present for the Vyrnwy catchment space in Wales.

Some heavy showers and thunderstorms are anticipated for the north of England tonight, in what will probably be a heat night time for many components of the nation. 

In Lancaster, a relaxation centre has been opened after hearth crews have been obtained greater than 30 flood call-outs within the area yesterday.

The service have been referred to as out to floods in Lancaster, Warton, Kirkham, Hesketh Financial institution and Tarleton, no accidents have been reported. 

Flash floods struck Aberystwyth, West Wales following an inflow of rain at round 3pm yesterday, leaving roads underwater and components of the market city’s drainage system overflowing.

Pictures from North Wales confirmed hailstones, some stated to be the dimensions of golf balls, setting off automotive alarms as they fall in Capel Curig. 

Areas of Gwynedd additionally noticed flooding earlier than dramatic thunderstorms and torrential downpours struck a lot of the west coast of Britain in a single day – whereas the nation skilled a ‘tropical night time’ with temperatures largely remaining above 68F (20C). 

Regardless of the hotter temperatures, two inches of rain battered components of North West Wales as ‘extreme’ thunderstorms gathered tempo close to the Snowdonia Nationwide Park yesterday night.  

A couple play with the water in the fountains at Trafalgar Square in London this afternoon in the very hot weather

A pair play with the water within the fountains at Trafalgar Sq. in London this afternoon within the very popular climate

Danny Merva, 14, jumps into the River Thames from a pontoon at the Richmond Canoe Club in South West London today

Danny Merva, 14, jumps into the River Thames from a pontoon on the Richmond Canoe Membership in South West London right now

People enjoy open water swimming at the West Reservoir Centre in North London this afternoon

Individuals take pleasure in open water swimming on the West Reservoir Centre in North London this afternoon

People rowing a boat as they enjoy the hot weather on the River Thames in Richmond, South West London, this afternoon

Individuals rowing a ship as they benefit from the sizzling climate on the River Thames in Richmond, South West London, this afternoon

A woman lies on the beach close to Dover Ferry terminal in Kent this afternoon as the heatwave continues

A girl lies on the seaside near Dover Ferry terminal in Kent this afternoon because the heatwave continues

A person jumps into the sea as people enjoy the hot weather on Southsea beach in Hampshire this afternoon

An individual jumps into the ocean as individuals benefit from the sizzling climate on Southsea seaside in Hampshire this afternoon

A swimmer dries out in the sun at the West Reservoir Centre in North London this afternoon during the heatwave

A swimmer dries out within the solar on the West Reservoir Centre in North London this afternoon through the heatwave

People sit in the shade as they enjoy lunch in the hot weather on the River Thames in Richmond, South West London, today

Individuals sit within the shade as they take pleasure in lunch within the sizzling climate on the River Thames in Richmond, South West London, right now

People enjoy open water swimming at the West Reservoir Centre in North London this afternoon

Individuals take pleasure in open water swimming on the West Reservoir Centre in North London this afternoon

A topless man drinks cider in the sunshine at the fountains at Trafalgar Square in London this afternoon

A topless man drinks cider within the sunshine on the fountains at Trafalgar Sq. in London this afternoon

People enjoy the hot weather at Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, this afternoon as the heatwave continues

Individuals benefit from the sizzling climate at Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, this afternoon because the heatwave continues

A passenger fans herself on a platform on the London Underground this afternoon amid the very hot weather in the capital

A passenger followers herself on a platform on the London Underground this afternoon amid the very popular climate within the capital

A woman relaxes in the sunshine at the fountains in Trafalgar Square in London this afternoon as the heatwave continues

A girl relaxes within the sunshine on the fountains in Trafalgar Sq. in London this afternoon because the heatwave continues

A man jumps from a rock into the River Wharfe near Ilkley in Yorkshire today as Britons enjoy the wave of warm weather

A person jumps from a rock into the River Wharfe close to Ilkley in Yorkshire right now as Britons benefit from the wave of heat climate

Another sun-seeker jumped from a narrow bridge as dozens of those across the UK raced to rivers and beaches to cool off

One other sun-seeker jumped from a slender bridge as dozens of these throughout the UK raced to rivers and seashores to chill off

Temperatures soared to 96F (35.7C) in Britain today as the most severe heatwave on record continued this week

Temperatures soared to 96F (35.7C) in Britain right now as probably the most extreme heatwave on report continued this week

Explosive storms have been described as a ‘one in ten yr’ occasion, in accordance a meteorologist talking right now.

Prime ten UK temperatures recorded in UK historical past 

  1. 101.7F/38.7C – July 25, 2019
  2. 101.3F/38.5C – August 10, 2003
  3. 100F/37.8C – July 31, 2020
  4. 98.8F/37.1C – August 3, 1990
  5. 98.1F/36.7C – July 1, 2015
  6. 98.1F/36.7C – August 9, 1911
  7. 97.9F/36.6C – August 2, 1990
  8. 97.7F/36.5C – July 19, 2006
  9. 97.5F/36.4C – August 7, 2020
  10. 97.5F/36.4C – August 6, 2003

Clare Nasir instructed BBC Radio 5 Dwell’s Breakfast programme: ‘It is an incredible arrange for the time being when actually the vitality within the ambiance yesterday was like in a single in five-year, one in ten-year occasion.

‘It is fairly uncommon though I feel it can develop into extra widespread as we head by the subsequent few many years with world warming.’

Storms additionally struck in Cumbria, with these in Whitehaven and Workington capturing hanging pictures of lightning illuminating the sky earlier than midnight.

And on the Wirral in Merseyside, Britons described lightning so frequent ‘it seems like fireworks coming by the blinds.’ 

The storm travelled up the west coast to Liverpool and Lancaster early right now, with locals reporting quick strikes of lightning with none thunder or rain.  

Meteorologists have issued a broad yellow climate warning overlaying a lot the UK from yesterday to Thursday for extreme thunderstorms, which they stated ‘might be vital and disruptive’. 

Rainfall totals have been anticipated to be as excessive as six inches in ‘three or 4 hours’, with some areas seeing as a lot as two and a half inches in a single hour alone.  

Additional thunderstorms are anticipated for the remainder of this week till at the least Thursday, with the Met Workplace admitting there’s ‘vital uncertainty in location and timing’ because it coated the entire nation within the warning.

Regardless of the downpours, Britain’s ten-day heatwave reveals no indicators of relenting and can proceed till at the least Friday, with the nation enduring a unprecedented interval of scorching climate. 

A man poses in mid-air as he dives from Ensfield Bridge into the River Medway in Kent as temperatures continued to soar

A person poses in mid-air as he dives from Ensfield Bridge into the River Medway in Kent as temperatures continued to soar

Other sun-seekers relaxed on inflatables in the murky River Medway as Britons battled to stay cool this afternoon

Different sun-seekers relaxed on inflatables within the murky River Medway as Britons battled to remain cool this afternoon

People take a dip in the waters around Ensfield Bridge on River Medway in Kent as the heatwave continues in southern England today

Individuals take a dip within the waters round Ensfield Bridge on River Medway in Kent because the heatwave continues in southern England right now

People enjoy the warm weather on Parliament Hill in North London this afternoon

Individuals benefit from the heat climate on Parliament Hill in North London this afternoon

A family dip their feet at the fountains at Trafalgar Square in London this afternoon as the very hot weather continues

A household dip their toes on the fountains at Trafalgar Sq. in London this afternoon because the very popular climate continues

A woman reads a book as people enjoy the weather on Primrose Hill in North London this afternoon

A girl reads a e book as individuals benefit from the climate on Primrose Hill in North London this afternoon

People enjoy the hot weather at Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire this afternoon as the heatwave continues

Individuals benefit from the sizzling climate at Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire this afternoon because the heatwave continues

Two men relax at the fountains in Trafalgar Square in London this afternoon as the heatwave continues

Two males chill out on the fountains in Trafalgar Sq. in London this afternoon because the heatwave continues

Boaters enjoy the warm weather at Goring-on-Thames in South Oxfordshire this afternoon as they sit on a boat

Boaters benefit from the heat climate at Goring-on-Thames in South Oxfordshire this afternoon as they sit on a ship

A woman poses for a friend's photograph in the sunshine at the fountains in Trafalgar Square in London this afternoon

A girl poses for a pal’s {photograph} within the sunshine on the fountains in Trafalgar Sq. in London this afternoon

A woman shields herself from the sun as people enjoy the hot weather in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, this afternoon

A girl shields herself from the solar as individuals benefit from the sizzling climate in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, this afternoon

Visitors head to Bournemouth beach again this morning, after it was packed yesterday during scorching temperatures

Guests head to Bournemouth seaside once more this morning, after it was packed yesterday throughout scorching temperatures

Visitors to Cambridge enjoy rides in punts on the Cambridge Backs on the River Cam this afternoon

Guests to Cambridge take pleasure in rides in punts on the Cambridge Backs on the River Cam this afternoon

Ten-year-old Jack plays with his kite as he enjoys the hot weather by Chesterton Windmill in Warwickshire this morning

Ten-year-old Jack performs along with his kite as he enjoys the new climate by Chesterton Windmill in Warwickshire this morning

People enjoy the hot weather as they take a punt trip along the River Cam in Cambridge this afternoon

Individuals benefit from the sizzling climate as they take a punt journey alongside the River Cam in Cambridge this afternoon

People start to arrive at Bournemouth beach in Dorset this morning to enjoy another day of sun as the heatwave continues

Individuals begin to arrive at Bournemouth seaside in Dorset this morning to take pleasure in one other day of solar because the heatwave continues

The scorched grass at Greenwich Park in South East London today as the heatwave continues in southern England

The scorched grass at Greenwich Park in South East London right now because the heatwave continues in southern England

Families flock to Bournemouth beach this morning to take advantage of sunshine in the south as the heatwave continues

Households flock to Bournemouth seaside this morning to reap the benefits of sunshine within the south because the heatwave continues 

The sun rises behind Blyth East Pier Lighthouse in Northumberland this morning at the start of another very hot day

The solar rises behind Blyth East Pier Lighthouse in Northumberland this morning initially of one other very popular day

Maximums of as much as 99F (37C) at the moment are anticipated day by day till Thursday, earlier than temperatures are anticipated to dip on Friday to 82F (27C).  

5 deaths on Britain’s coasts in 48 hours

Ava Gray, 12, was praised as a 'dancing angel' following her death in Balloch, Scotland

Ava Grey, 12, was praised as a ‘dancing angel’ following her dying in Balloch, Scotland

AUGUST 11

8.45am: RNLI Shoreham introduced a second physique had been discovered after a person’s physique was discovered off the coast of Sussex.

AUGUST 10 

10.30am: Physique of man in his 60s is pulled from the water in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Police are treating the dying as unexplained however not suspicious.

1.40pm: The physique of a person, considered from Sussex, was pulled from the water off Lancing seaside. A dinghy containing a buying trolley and cell phone was found close by. 

AUGUST 9 

6.45pm: Physique of Ava Grey, 12, is discovered following a three-hour search within the water within the River Leven, close to Balloch Bridge in Scotland

5.30pm: Mom in her 30s drowned at Waxham in Norfolk after leaping into the ocean to rescue her son and his pal who had received into issue in a sea kayak 

The evenings will present little reduction, as tropical nights, when temperatures keep above 68F (20C), are forecast to proceed this week as this yr appears to be on observe for a report quantity.  

There has now been an unbroken chain of at the least ten tropical nights per summer time within the years from 2011 to 2020, after the occasions turned statistically vital after 1995. 

The streak has brought on sleepless nights for a lot of Britons, with many taking to Twitter to share their desperation.  Britain has already seen temperatures above the official heatwave degree of over 82F (28C) since final Wednesday. 

South East Water urged its prospects to place away their hose pipes, backyard sprinklers and backyard water toys because it stated {that a} spike in demand had left some individuals with low stress or no water.

It stated it has been pumping an extra 150 million litres of water round its community, the equal of 27 million further rest room flushes, to maintain up with demand over the summer time.

They put the rise in water use right down to extra individuals being at dwelling and taking on DIY and gardening tasks through the rise in staycations. 

The Met Workplace stated the heatwave is probably the most extended interval of sizzling August climate for 17 years. 

In the meantime two  our bodies have been recovered throughout a search after an empty dinghy was discovered on the Sussex coast. Lifeboat crews discovered the primary physique close to Hove final night time after a nine-hour search.

The search groups relaunched the operation this morning and recovered a second physique in the same space at round 10am right now.

Three RNLI lifeboats and a Coastguard helicopter have been scrambled to seek for the crew of an unoccupied inflatable dinghy.

The small inexperienced dinghy containing a buying trolley was discovered washed up in Lancing, West Sussex, at round 2pm yesterday.

RNLI Shoreham tweeted: ‘Our lifeboats looked for 9 hours with RNLI Brighton, Shoreham Coastguard and the Coastguard helicopter from Beachy Head to Littlehampton after an unoccupied inflatable dinghy was discovered drifting at Lancing on Monday at 2pm.

‘Sadly our inshore lifeboat recovered a physique from the ocean at Hove.’

Throughout the final hour Shoreham Lifeboat confirmed on Twitter {that a} second physique had been found this morning. Sussex Police at the moment are investigating and have been contacted for remark.  

The UK awoke from another 'tropical night' this morning after struggling to sleep through these overnight temperatures

The UK awoke from one other ‘tropical night time’ this morning after struggling to sleep by these in a single day temperatures

A lightning bolt cuts through the purple sky in Stoke-on-Trent yesterday amid thunderstorms in the Staffordshire area

A lightning bolt cuts by the purple sky in Stoke-on-Trent yesterday amid thunderstorms within the Staffordshire space

Lightning strikes near Blackpool Tower in Lancashire in the early hours of this morning as thunderstorms arrive in England

Lightning strikes close to Blackpool Tower in Lancashire within the early hours of this morning as thunderstorms arrive in England

Thunder strikes near Morecambe in Lancashire overnight as thunderstorms and torrential downpours batter Britain

Thunder strikes close to Morecambe in Lancashire in a single day as thunderstorms and torrential downpours batter Britain 

Dramatic thunderstorms strike overnight at Wrexham in North Wales as Britons experienced a 'tropical night' with 68F heat

Dramatic thunderstorms strike in a single day at Wrexham in North Wales as Britons skilled a ‘tropical night time’ with 68F warmth

A fork of lightning strikes from a purple sky over the village of Llannefydd in Conwy, North Wales, last night

A fork of lightning strikes from a purple sky over the village of Llannefydd in Conwy, North Wales, final night time

Pictured: Thunderstorms in Britain overnight on Monday

Pictured: Rainfall in Britain overnight on Monday

Dramatic thunderstorms (left) and heavy rainfall (proper) largely struck the west coast of Britain in a single day on Monday

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The new climate has brought on sleepless nights for a lot of Britons, with many taking to Twitter to share their desperation

A hailstorm bucketed down over Capel Curig in North Wales yesterday afternoon as the heatwave in Wales started to end

A hailstorm bucketed down over Capel Curig in North Wales yesterday afternoon because the heatwave in Wales began to finish

Hail stones reported to be the size of golf balls set off car alarms as they fell over Capel Curig in North Wales yesterday

Hail stones reported to be the dimensions of golf balls set off automotive alarms as they fell over Capel Curig in North Wales yesterday 

Aberystwyth in Wales endured an influx of rain at around 3pm yesterday, leaving the town in deep water within 20 minutes

Aberystwyth in Wales endured an inflow of rain at round 3pm yesterday, leaving the city in deep water inside 20 minutes

Thunderstorms have brought flash flooding and power cuts to parts of Wales, with Aberystwyth pictured yesterday

Thunderstorms have introduced flash flooding and energy cuts to components of Wales, with Aberystwyth pictured yesterday

Rescue groups have needed to perform a sequence of life-saving operations on packed seashores as individuals flocked to the coast to chill off from the August heatwave.

The Coastguard stated that guests to Britain’s seashores ‘went bananas’ throughout a frantic couple of days that resulted in at the least 4 deaths.

Hearth crews referred to as to greater than 30 flooding incidents in Lancashire

Hearth crews in Lancashire have been referred to as out to greater than 30 flooding incidents in a single day as storms hit the area.

The fireplace and rescue service stated it obtained greater than 60 calls final night time into this morning and went out to greater than 30 flooding-related incidents in Lancaster, Warton, Kirkham, Hesketh Financial institution and Tarleton.

A spokesman stated: ‘In Lancaster, Burrow Beck has flooded round Lentworth Drive and Cranwell Avenue, and numerous properties have been affected.

‘Consequently, we’re working with Lancaster Metropolis Council and Lancashire County Council to open a relaxation centre in Scotforth for these residents whose properties have been affected. There are a selection of highway closures in place due to the flooding and we ask individuals to not drive by flood water.’

No accidents have been reported. A spokesman for the fireplace service stated plans have been underneath option to put together for extra storms anticipated this night.

Lancashire Police stated officers have been working with the fireplace service, ambulance and native authority to handle flooding within the Lentworth Drive space of Lancaster and urged individuals to keep away from the realm. 

As temperatures soared throughout the nation, emergency companies have been inundated with calls, responding to 675 incidents in simply 48 hours.

Onlookers in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, watched in horror yesterday as a physique was pulled from the ocean.

The sufferer, a person in his 60s was declared lifeless on the scene, simply after 10.30am yesterday morning regardless of the efforts of police and ambulance crew who had rushed to the scene.

Solely hours earlier, a girl died after believed to have been caught in sturdy present off the Norfolk coast.

The girl, in her 30s, was seen struggling off the shore of Waxham at round 5:30pm on Sunday earlier than her lifeless physique was pulled from the water. 

A 12-year-old schoolgirl was discovered lifeless in a Scottish river on Sunday night time after her disappearance prompted a large-scale rescue operation.

The sufferer, named as Ava Grey, was described as an ‘angel’ by her heartbroken dancing instructor.

The schoolgirl was found within the River Leven, close to Loch Lomond, three hours after a search was launched involving two rescue helicopters, rescue boats and police underwater search staff. 

The sequence of tragedies got here after a girl died in a crash between a jet ski and a ship on the Menai Strait in North Wales.

Throughout a manic 24-hour interval attributable to an inflow of holiday makers to seashores on Sunday, the Coastguard stated it rescued 167 individuals and assisted an extra 386 individuals. 

Among the many incidents was the rescue of two males who have been picked up on Sunday one mile from the coast of Lyme Regis, Dorset, on a deflating dingy because the solar was happening.

5 youngsters and an grownup have been saved from drowning with ‘moments to spare’ after getting trapped on a sandbank because the tide raced in on the coast of Anglesey.

A canine who was swept out to sea by the tides at Jennycliff Bay, Cornwall, was reunited with its proprietor after a Coastguard rescue operation.

Some beachgoers have ignored pleas to keep away from crowded coastal areas in an try to keep up social distancing pointers. Many coastal cities are already teeming as a result of surge in staycations prompted by the coronavirus disaster.

Vic Sales space, of the Sheerness RNLI station, instructed Kent On-line: ‘While lockdown was on, we did not have a single emergency call-out in these ten weeks. As quickly because the restrictions have been lifted issues went bananas.’