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UK Heatwave latest: Up to 760 killed and total may double as temperatures above 30C are set to continue

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The heatwave has been responsible for as many as 760 deaths, according to official calculations, as the UK enters the sixth day of plus-30C temperatures.

 

The temperature today is forecast to hit 31.0C, following yesterday’s year-high of 31.9C at Heathrow, marking the longest heatwave for seven years.

 

Research by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine for The Times has estimated the death toll for the first nine days of the heatwave at between 540 and 760 people in England alone.

 

With temperatures set to remain high until at least the end of next week, the number of heat-related deaths is likely to double, experts said.

The Met Office issued a level-three heatwave alert yesterday, warning social and healthcare workers to focus on the very young, the very old and those with chronic diseases.

 

People with breathing difficulties could find themselves struggling to get enough air into their bodies to regulate their temperature while those with heart problems are more likely to suffer a heart attack.

 

Firefighters are attending more than 20 grass fires a day in London, and said the strength of the sun’s rays meant they were even being caused by magnification from broken glass in gardens and sheds.

 

London Fire Brigade issued advice reminding people to clear away bottles and glasses, never leave barbecues unattended and to dispose of cigarettes carefully and safely.

 

Meanwhile, millions of households have been urged to ration water as soaring water use in London and the Home Counties puts huge pressure on the system.

 

Four of Britain's biggest water companies – Severn Trent, Affinity, South East and Yorkshire – told customers to cut back and use water wisely.

Affinity, a water company that supplies three and a half million homes across north London and the Home Counties, issued an alert admitting “water supply problems”. It said demand had leapt by as much as 27 per cent since the heatwave began.

 

“With the recent hot weather, Affinity Water has experienced a large increase in demand for water,” it said. “This has resulted in some of our customers experiencing low or reduced pressure. We have increased the production and storage of water to meet the extra demand.”

Severn Trent said that its reservoirs were not refilling as much as “we would like” overnight and urged its customers across the Midlands to turn off sprinklers when they went to bed.

 

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/heatwave-latest-up-to-760-killed-and-total-may-double-as-temperatures-above-30c-are-set-to-continue-8716639.html

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lol brits are so weak. 30 odd aint even that hot.

 

1 time i was in algeria it was 44 i could literally feel my brain boiling

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>>>>>>hot weather in this country

 

no trees, no breeze just heat. buildings aint really built to handle heat, b grade humans suffering from hayfever...

 

autumn>winter>spring>>>>>>>>summer

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These lot love exagerating shit. They do it all seasons

No living thing should suffer from sun.

Except for daemons & vampires

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lol brits are so weak. 30 odd aint even that hot.

1 time i was in algeria it was 44 i could literally feel my brain boiling

Trust

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lol brits are so weak. 30 odd aint even that hot.

 

1 time i was in algeria it was 44 i could literally feel my brain boiling

 

 

smh,

 

context fella.

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i dont care what context, even an eskimo shouldnt be dying in 30 degrees.

 

im brit born and bred, im fasting i havent drank 3am - 9pm, its hot yea but bloody hell it aint THAT bad

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lol brits are so weak. 30 odd aint even that hot.

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lol brits are so weak. 30 odd aint even that hot.

 

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remember recently when 15000 people died in france from a heatwave

 

do europeans have the same problems in australia?

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i wanna see an icecream van on the road

i wanna see a lightskin gyal on the road

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Problem with the Uk is houses and buildings are built to retain heat rather that repel it.

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lol brits are so weak. 30 odd aint even that hot.

 

:/ 

 

When you're not used to it it is

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Some fucking dim people on this forum

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Reh, 

 

Can we get time off work for this or..

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Reh, 

 

Can we get time off work for this or..

yes

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Some f*cking dim people on this forum

 

Trust

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lol brits are so weak. 30 odd aint even that hot.

1 time i was in algeria it was 44 i could literally feel my brain boiling

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this is great

 

kill off all the old and vunerable

 

less vunerable people to consume societys resources

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lol brits are so weak. 30 odd aint even that hot.

 

1 time i was in algeria it was 44 i could literally feel my brain boiling

 

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Some f*cking dim people on this forum

 

You know what they say about common sense..

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The air con at work is so sweet

 

cant imagine working in this heat must be torture

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cant be arsed reading that

 

but surely the vast,vast majority will be elderly people

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