Irish in Britain: Share your extreme heat stories

Recording breaking July temperatures cause chaos with public transport


Britain and most of Europe is sweltering as temperatures are reaching record breaking highs this week. The Met Office said Britain has experienced its hottest July day ever and second hottest day on record as the mercury hit 38.1 degrees. The weather is causing chaos on public transport, disruptions to flights and difficulties in workplaces. Temperatures in some places have dropped today but the country will see more familiar conditions return into the weekend.

If you are living or holidaying in Britain, The Irish Times would like to hear from you. How are you coping with the heat? What does that kind of heat feel like? Have you experienced such high temperatures before? What precautions are you taking for such weather conditions? Have you noticed a difference in the weather in recent years in Britain?

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