Met Office: Temperatures likely to hit record-breaking 39°C Thursday

Henrietta Brewer
July 24, 2019

It's issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms from 6pm tonight until 9am tomorrow morning.

There is a possibility the highest overnight average temperature of 23.3C (73.94F) will be broken on Thursday night into Friday.

A national thunderstorm warning was put in place and many social media users shared their pictures and videos of the weather event.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has also issued warnings for flooding for the north and north-east.

Marco Petagna, a Met Office forecaster, said there was the potential for record-breaking temperatures by Thursday evening.

It will follow a warm and humid day in the Capital, with temperatures expected to reach between 27c and 28c, which would make it the highest temperature recorded in Edinburgh so far this year.

Mr Petagna said "anywhere could see some thundery showers". She said people should take care as temperatures rise, while Asthma UK urged sufferers to keep up their medication.

Southeastern said it would be running a "significantly reduced service" on Thursday.

He said: "The temperatures will still be in the 20Cs so still fairly sunny but this part of England will be the coolest out of the rest".

A dog welfare charity has advised owners to not leave pets alone in a hot auto even for a few minutes.

Earlier this week, an American bulldog received treatment after his body temperature soared to a life-threatening 42.2C in Glasgow.

"It will get to 35 degrees on Wednesday, with a small chance it will get to 36C", said Ms Smith. "If we all do this, then hopefully we and our dogs will be able to enjoy a long hot summer".

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