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today at six, britain is boiling and britain is burning. so far wales has experience how to stay on record by 2 degrees gimmick figures are so coming in and forecasters are warning it is likely to be england and scotland �*s turn tomorrow. we and scotland 's turn tomorrow. we don't and scotland '5 turn tomorrow. - don't know if we have broken the all—time uk record because the data is still coming in, but if we have not we have gotten very close. in not we have gotten very close. in europe and alarming commute in areas in spain, portugal and greece are being consumed by wildfire. at luton airport, flights have been suspended as part of the runway has melted. no schools in england and —— most schools in england and —— most schools in england and —— most schools in england and well have stayed open but some have closed
early are not opened at all. and it is a challenge to keep the livestock cool a teenager dies... later in the hour on the bbc news channel, the latest from the world athletics championships in oregon, where katarina johnson—thompson is attempting to regain her heptathlon title. good evening, welcome to the bbc news. forecasters expect tomorrow is likely to break records in england and scotland. scientists are warning that we will see more of these temperatures due to climate change. some train tracks have buckled in the heat and fights have been suspended due to melted runways. an unprecedented red weather warning for extreme heat, meaning there's a threat to life,
is in place in much of england including manchester, london and leeds. temperatures have been recorded in the 30s in all of the uk missions, higher than would normally be expected at this time of year. daniela relph has the latest. keep them cool anyway possible. normal everyday life has had its challenges today. in central london, some still braved an open top bus tour. while others cope with the intense city create in a more traditional way. we intense city create in a more traditional way.— intense city create in a more traditional way. traditionalway. we have had ice -o - s, traditionalway. we have had ice --os, ice traditionalway. we have had ice pops, ice creams, _ traditionalway. we have had ice pops, ice creams, slushies, - pops, ice creams, slushies, swimmers, so we have had a few drinks. , , . ~ swimmers, so we have had a few drinks. , , ., ~ ., , , swimmers, so we have had a few drinks. , .,~ ., , , ., drinks. just taking on plenty of water. staying _ drinks. just taking on plenty of water, staying in _ drinks. just taking on plenty of water, staying in the _
drinks. just taking on plenty of water, staying in the shed - drinks. just taking on plenty of water, staying in the shed as l drinks. just taking on plenty of - water, staying in the shed as much as we _ water, staying in the shed as much as we can, — water, staying in the shed as much as we can, and having a wee dip, keeping— as we can, and having a wee dip, keeping the— as we can, and having a wee dip, keeping the fluids up. we as we can, and having a wee dip, keeping the fluids up.— keeping the fluids up. we live in america, keeping the fluids up. we live in america. so _ keeping the fluids up. we live in america, so this _ keeping the fluids up. we live in america, so this is _ keeping the fluids up. we live in america, so this is pretty - keeping the fluids up. we live in| america, so this is pretty normal for us, so we are actually laughing about how big a deal it is here. but it was a big deal if you are flying into or out of luton airport this afternoon. the high temperatures caused a defect on the runway, and all flights were suspended. engineers are currently trying to fix the problem. once flights resume, passengers will be able to look down at the parched landscape that makes up much of southern and eastern england. cambridgeshire looking especially dry and brittle as we can some of highest temperatures. we as we can some of highest temperatures.— as we can some of highest temperatures. as we can some of highest temeratures. ~ . ., , , temperatures. we are actually still seem temperatures _ temperatures. we are actually still seem temperatures coming - temperatures. we are actually still seem temperatures coming in - temperatures. we are actually stilli seem temperatures coming in over temperatures. we are actually still. seem temperatures coming in over 38 celsius. we don't know if we've broken the all—time uk record or not, because the data is still coming in, but if we haven't, we've got very close. but coming in, but if we haven't, we've got very close-— got very close. but for so many toda , got very close. but for so many today. the _ got very close. but for so many today, the usual _ got very close. but for so many today, the usual routine - got very close. but for so many today, the usual routine has i today, the usual routine has continued, with some alterations.
this building site in dagenham in essex has changed its schedule. no more than 45 minutes outside, before you swap with a team working inside. buildings are built wherever you are coming up to stop because of the sun. if anything, coming up to stop because of the sun. ifanything, we coming up to stop because of the sun. if anything, we would rather work in these conditions than when it is raining. did work in these conditions than when it is raining-— it is raining. did you ever think of not working _ it is raining. did you ever think of not working today? _ it is raining. did you ever think of not working today? we _ it is raining. did you ever think of not working today? we give - it is raining. did you ever think of not working today? we give the i not working today? we give the 0 tion for not working today? we give the option for people _ not working today? we give the option for people not _ not working today? we give the option for people not to - not working today? we give the option for people not to come l not working today? we give the | option for people not to come in this week or next week, and have a very sad of course not, the weather is not going to phase as, building work still has to happen and it will not make a difference, so here we are. . ~' not make a difference, so here we are. ., ~' ., , , not make a difference, so here we are. . ~ ., _ ., are. taking it easy and keeping cool, are. taking it easy and keeping cool. these _ are. taking it easy and keeping cool, these orangutans - are. taking it easy and keeping cool, these orangutans at - are. taking it easy and keeping cool, these orangutans at a - are. taking it easy and keeping| cool, these orangutans at a zoo are. taking it easy and keeping i cool, these orangutans at a zoo in leicestershire probably have the right idea, as we all try to find our own way of managing in excess of temperatures. daniela relph, bbc news, dagenham. our correpondent danny savage is in doncaster this evening.
danny, you've been looking at how we've all been coping. the grass is brown, it is very dusty, weeks of dry weather now being followed by two days of intense heat. at lunchtime today, fiona, the airportjust outside the city here, doncaster, and also raf cram well in the south of lincolnshire, were already topping out at 32 celsius. that was before the heat of the day built. people have been listening to the messages, we have been talking to various people around this area, they have listened to the messages and adapted their routines, and we have seen what they are doing. right, yearfour, this is ourfirst break time of the day. we are going to go outside... at this primary school in doncaster, things were looking up for yearfour this morning. ..much—needed ice pops. an early break outside, but with some restrictions. on the parched grass, they had to stay in the shade, no running around. i understand it, if we're running around in the sun, we might actually get poorly and we might get sunburnt
and it might hurt us. you can tell there's been a lack of rain. at lunchtime, we're going to keep the children in altogether, because obviously it's midday, the sun's at its hottest, and we think it's safer for them just to stay inside at that point. but it's quite nice getting out for some outdoor learning as well this morning in the shade. at thornhill house care home near barnsley, they were doing everything they could to keep the residents cool and safe. there were drinks everywhere, along with more ice lollies and salad on the menu, rather than cooked meals. the residents have said they want more salads and things like that over the next day or two. is that a good thing, working in a kitchen, a bit less heat? well, yeah, because you've not got to have the cooker on in these degrees. so, yeah, that's good that they want salad, healthy as well. but convincing the elderly to stay indoors isn't always easy. some of them can be quite stubborn, but in the end, they know, we're doing it for what's best for them and they do listen. they're good, bless them.
by lunchtime, doncaster was one of the hottest places in the north of england. the local wildlife park had closed to all visitors so they could concentrate on animal welfare, like chucking ice cubes to the polar bears. the bears, they're sort of our primary concern in this heat. you want to make sure that everyone's as safe as possible. and the decision was for the safety of the workers here today, the public and, you know, our animals, we want to make sure everyone's saying safe. as the heat built, trains were ordered to go slow, 20 miles per hour in places in yorkshire. this is the east coast main line at doncaster, and this train is heading north to inverness, already running about an hour late because of speed restrictions. and tomorrow, with the temperatures forecast to be even hotter, lner are running no services on the east coast main line south of leeds and york. there's already been a record number of wildfires in england and wales this summer. this one near wakefield added
to the total this afternoon. danny savage, bbc news, doncaster. a 16—year—old boy has died after getting into difficulty in water in berkshire. he is the fourth person to drown in open water. thames valley police said the teenager was found in bray lake near maidenhead. the emergency services have issued urgent appeals for people to stay out of waterways and reservoirs. it's not a good day to be travelling by train in england and wales, with entire lines cancelled and many others running reduced or slower services. network rail's advised people not to travel, saying journeys are likely to take significantly longer than usual. our transport correspondent katy austin is at king's cross station. it is looking pretty quiet in there, katy. it is looking pretty quiet in there, ka . , , , it is looking pretty quiet in there, ka . , , , ., katy. yes, plenty of delays and cancellations _ katy. yes, plenty of delays and cancellations around _ katy. yes, plenty of delays and cancellations around today, - cancellations around today, including lots on the board behind me. passengers have been told not to
travel by train today unless absolutely necessary. there are reduced timetables in operation, and there are speed restrictions in force to try to prevent the track buckling and damage being caused to overhead lines. that is basically because the railway is not really designed for the heat we are now seeing. across major stations, there are about 20% fewer passengers going through today than normal, but it seems not everybody has heeded the warning not to take the train unless necessary, with some services to the coast really full, and that means those people are now going to get stuck in delays and disruption that has built up as the day has gone on as they try to get home. tomorrow, a similar study, speed restrictions in place across the country, but the east coast main line will be particularly affected, because its infrastructure is particularly susceptible to the heat, and there will be no trains running from here at king's cross up towards york and leeds. —— tomorrow, a similar story.
and jon, you're at luton airport where flights are now suspended because of the heat? but a change in the last couple of minutes and some flights are now taking off? minutes and some flights are now takin: off? , , ., ~ taking off? yes, some flights taking off, but arrival— taking off? yes, some flights taking off, but arrival is _ taking off? yes, some flights taking off, but arrival is still— taking off? yes, some flights taking off, but arrival is still suspended. i off, but arrival is still suspended. we understand that it got so hot on the runway— we understand that it got so hot on the runway this afternoon that the tarmac_ the runway this afternoon that the tarmacjust broke apart, causing all sorts_ tarmacjust broke apart, causing all sorts of— tarmacjust broke apart, causing all sorts of delays this evening. it is a time _ sorts of delays this evening. it is a time of— sorts of delays this evening. it is a time of year for the airport as well— a time of year for the airport as well as— a time of year for the airport as well as school holidays start. people — well as school holidays start. people have been tweeting that they are stuck_ people have been tweeting that they are stuck in a plane on the tarmac in aiicante — are stuck in a plane on the tarmac in alicante and benidorm waiting to .et in alicante and benidorm waiting to get back _ in alicante and benidorm waiting to get back. all flights to belfast, miian— get back. all flights to belfast, milan and parma are unable to operate — milan and parma are unable to operate as well. luton airport has apologised for the inconvenience caused, — apologised for the inconvenience caused, and provided a short statement out there saying that following today's hi temp does, a defect _ following today's hi temp does, a defect was identified unevenly. we understand even we have now reopened, but more evidence in case you needed _ reopened, but more evidence in case you needed it that the uk is not quite _ you needed it that the uk is not quite prepared for temperatures like these _ quite prepared for temperatures like these. , ., ., ., .,
quite prepared for temperatures like these. , ., ., ., . ., , these. john ironmonger and katy austen, thank— these. john ironmonger and katy austen, thank you _ these. john ironmonger and katy austen, thank you so _ these. john ironmonger and katy austen, thank you so much. - health officials are concerned the heat will put extra pressure on already stretched hospital services. some have taken the decision to cancel routine outpatient appointments and non—urgent surgeries because of the very high temperatures. routine outpatient appointments and surgery will not go ahead at milton keynes university hospital on monday and tuesday following the warning over extreme heat. our health editor hugh pym reports. a memorable day for these parents, and notjust because baby daughter adia had arrived. born this morning in a heatwave, they'd brought in their own fans to try to keep cool. i had my mum fanning me with a hand—held fan. i had my husband holding the fan right up to my face because i was sweating as i was pushing. so it's a lot of adjustments we've had to make, but we've made it. fantastic. and we're going to go in the ward now, aren't we, with it? here at st helier hospital, extra drinks for patients to keep them hydrated were being delivered. dahlia was one who was relieved to have a regular supply brought to her bed.
there's always cold water for it and they put ice cubes- in there when they change it and put ice cubes in, - lollies, ice creams. but dealing with the heat is very difficult. the buildings predate the start of the nhs in 1948. there's no air conditioning. as we're standing here now, this actual prefab building, it's a bit like a greenhouse. so it's at additional temperatures despite all of the windows and us trying to do everything in our power to reduce the temperature. staff need to be continuously hydrated. our patients have to be hydrated. so tiring very, very easily in these extreme temperatures. it's the middle of the day, and it's already 30 degrees here in a&e. the heat has added to the extreme pressure seen in units like this and increased the strain on staff. so another busy day. doctors here are concerned that based on previous experience, a heatwave can store up problems which last more than a few days.
the impact of heat on long—term conditions lasts for many days, even when the temperature has dropped. so we're anticipating an increased number of admissions and attendances today, but we will continue to see the impact on our services of this heatwave for 10—14 days forward. some for the sixth - floor renal department. ice lollies were free for staff at the hospital, and some were also taking them up for patients. they're complaining a lot that it's very hot and stuff. - the windows are fully open, - but i certainly would treat them. ——ice lollies will treat them. nhs england said almost all services had continued to run, but they know that tomorrow will bring more heat and further hugh pym, bbc news, at st helier hospital, south london. we're being warned that climate change means these sorts of extreme temperatures will happen more regularly. periods of intense heat do occur within natural weather patterns,
but scientists say they are becoming more frequent, more intense and are lasting longer. our climate editorjustin rowlatt can tell us why. justin. as much of the country and just reckons temperatures, the obvious question is, why is it so hot? southerly winds are bringing hot air out from africa, helping to drive the brutal heat waves spain, portugal and france have been enduring. those same southerly winds have now brought that blistering heat here to the uk, what makes it worse is a weather system called a heat dome. it sits like a lid on a pot over europe, held in place by a high—pressure system. the sun heats it, but the air remains stuck within the dome so it is pushed back down to the parched earth, a temperatures higher and higher. indie to the parched earth, a temperatures higher and higher.— higher and higher. we are not ruling out further heat _ higher and higher. we are not ruling out further heat waves. _ higher and higher. we are not ruling out further heat waves. it _ higher and higher. we are not ruling out further heat waves. it is - higher and higher. we are not ruling out further heat waves. it is very - out further heat waves. it is very hot in _ out further heat waves. it is very hot in the — out further heat waves. it is very hot in the northern hemisphere at
the moment, heat waves in the united states. _ the moment, heat waves in the united states, china, and it is suddenly looking — states, china, and it is suddenly looking like this summer will be much _ looking like this summer will be much warmer and we will see a lot less petition than we usually see. how does — less petition than we usually see. how does this compare with the past? 1976 is perhaps the uk's most famous heatwave, temperatures hit almost 36 celsius, so lower than today, but the hot weather went on for days and days. an extreme heat is getting more common, of the top ten hottest days since the victorian era when records began, seven are in the last 20 years. so what about the future? first off, we don't yet know what this summer still has in store for us. the met office says it has not ruled out the possibility of more heatwaves this year, but climate scientists say we can certainly expect more heatwaves in the years to come. here is how hot the earth is now, look at that, a little more than 1 degrees over what it was
before the industrial era began, and we started burning all those fossil fuels. that pink blush shows the hottest areas. this is what we world would look like at 2 degrees of warming. look how much hotter much of it already is, particularly northern regions, and at the moment, the world is on track to get a bit hotter than this if countries stick to the commitments they have made to cutting emissions. so what happens if they don't stick to their carbon cutting promises? if the world does nothing at all, the scenario, this is how things would work. temperatures are 4 degrees above preindustrial levels, and look how much more of the whole world is significantly hotter now. all of this hot weather has prompted prince charles to comment today. he says it shows by cutting carbon emissions is so vitally important. as i have tried to inculcate for quite some time, he says, the climate crisis really is a genuine emergency, and
tackling it is utterly essential. fiona. europe is also experiencing the fierce heatwave with extreme temperatures and wildfires burning in countries across the continent. blazes in spain, portugal and greece have forced thousands of people to evacuate and scorched huge swathes of land. and �*an apocalypse of heat�* is how officials in france are describing the situation there with large wildfires burning in the south west, as our europe correspondent jessica parker reports. into the forest and the front line of an exhausting battle. one that today we were able to witness. up in the woods you can see guys tackling the fires. there is a huge amount of activity down here and it is hot, it is smoky, just look at the haze in the trees. the smoke thickens the further we go, the flames suddenly all too apparent.
translation: the fire | rekindles in many places, we have to be very careful with these conditions. we are in a pine forest. the vegetation is so dry here and with the temperatures the fire reaches the top of the trees very quickly, flames reach up to 80 metres high. along here we were due to reach an evacuated campsite by the coast but we never got there. things were getting worse. you could see it on the ground and in the sky. water bombers, one after the other, flying over our heads. they never stop here, they can't, but soon we along with others are told it's time to leave. back on the main road, the thousands of evacuations were plain to see. smoke means for many it's not safe to stay.
here at this centre you can at least take a moment to cool down. translation: it was very smoky this morning, - it's very bad for the lungs. i knew there were problems coming so i prepared a grab bag. even the medications for my dogs were ready to go. for some it's a matter of frantic phone calls to find a place to sleep tonight. who knows when they will get to go home? it can be a few days, it could be a few weeks. it's very difficult now to say but we try to make people come back to their house as soon as possible. france's wildfires seen from above are an alarming sight. winds and over a0 degrees heat made for a destructive mix today. temperatures are set to drop tomorrow and for these men that can't come soon enough. jessica parker, bbc news in gerald. and let's just show you these dramatic pictures from north west spain. alarming scenes for passenegers
on board a train in zamora this morning — theirjourney came to a halt, with flames on either side of the tracks. fortunately the train managed to continue on its way. there's plenty more information on the heatwave on bbc news online, including the latest travel advice, how hot it is where you are and tips on staying cool. head to bbc.co.uk/news, or use the bbc news app. our top story this evening: wales has reported its hottest day ever commit warmer than the previous record as temperatures continue to soar across the uk, and still to come... from buckets of ice to freezing your bed sheets, we'll have some tips on things we can all do to feel more comfortable during the heatwave. coming up on sportsday, the england test captain ben stokes says playing in all three formats of international cricket is
unsustainable so he's retiring from the one—day game. the third televised debate between the conservative leadership candidates tomorrow night has been cancelled, after liz truss and rishi sunak said they wouldn't take part. one of the five remaining contenders will be eliminated this evening. conservative mps are voting now to decide who that will be. then over the next few days, candidates will be whittled down to a final two. following that, conservative party members will vote to decide the winner. the result will be announced on september 5th. here's our political editor chris mason. what do you do as prime minister when you'll soon be ejected from downing street? well, go up as a passenger in a warplane and take a video of yourself while it's refuelled mid—air. after three happy. years in the cockpit, and after performing some pretty difficultj if not astonishing feats, - i am now going to hand over the controls seamlessly
to someone else. - don't know who. well, it could be the former chancellor rishi sunak, with the most support among mps so far. the trade minister, penny mordaunt, has finished second in the first two rounds. good morning. the foreign secretary liz truss has finished third. i'm going to be fighting hard for every single vote, and i'm not taking anything for granted, but i'm optimistic. thank you. the former equalities minister, kemi badenoch is still in the running, as is this man, tom tugendhat, although he's widely expected to be knocked out later tonight. all five were on itv last night, duffing each other up in public. rishi, you have raised taxes to the highest level in 70 years. liz, in your past, you've been both a liberal democrat and a remainer. i wasjust wondering which one you regretted most. another debate on sky news tomorrow
has been cancelled after these two got cold feet. this evening, the start of borisjohnson's swansong in the commons. we won't see much more of this. he's defeated but demob—happy, and reminding labour he thrashed them. we sent the great blue tory ferret i so far up their left trouser leg, i they couldn't move. mr speaker, the delusion is never ending. what a relief. what a relief for the country that they finally got round to sacking him. debates here in the autumn will look, sound and feel different with a new prime minister centre stage. so the discussion about boris johnson's legacy carries on in the house of commons and along that
corridor and up the stairs conservative mps are voting on who should replace him and no doubt discussions to come over the summer about the extreme weather and climate change, is about carrying on for another 30 minutes and we will find out who has been eliminated at 8pm. chris at westminster, thank you. now a look at some other stories making the news today. nottinghamshire's conservative police and crime commissioner has been banned from driving after she was caught speeding five times in 12 weeks. caroline henry was disqualified for six months and fined £2500. ukraine's president has suspended his security chief and top prosecutor over accusations some members of their departments were collaborating with russia. volodymyr zelensky says hundreds of cases of suspected treason and aiding and abetting russia by ukrainian security officials are being investigated. football's governing body is to trial a ban on heading the ball,
with a view to removing it from the game for children under 12 in england. the football association says it will apply for a law change from the 2023—24 season if the trial is successful. let's go back to our main story now and the heatwave in the uk, with wales recording its hottest day ever. the temperature reached 37.1 celsius in flintshire. the heat is a particular challenge for farmers trying to keep their livestock cool. hywel griffiths reports. if you're feeling hot and bothered, spare a thought for this highland cow farfrom home at the royal welsh show. chloe's hoping she can keep her cool for the competition. they're coping all right at the minute, touch wood. i mean, hopefully it just stays like this. there's a nice breeze coming through now, but fingers crossed it all goes well. good luck. thank you. this is britain's biggest agricultural show, the first in three years due to the pandemic. roasting heat wasn't going to stop them.
we've never actually got to the point where we would have cancelled the show. if that point would have come, we would have taken it seriously, but we were confident that we've got sufficient mitigations in place, working with our natural resources on site, lots of trees, lots of buildings. morgan's trying to keep his animals as happy as, well, pigs in muck. they can't sweat, so would normally be wallowing in mud. the animals are a little bit stressed. they're a little bit. you can tell by the way they're panting and the way they're constantly getting up, sitting down, getting up, sitting down, trying to roll and stuff. they are a little bit distressed by the heat. it'sjust gone 3.00 in the afternoon, the hottest part of the day. and there's no escaping the warmth. but what you also notice is it feels quite quiet. normally there'd be thousands more visitors, but it feels like some people have stayed away to avoid the heat. staying in the shade seems to have been the solution. the new fans in the sheep sheds helped, too. it's just too hot, but it's not so bad. like, they've put the new fans in,
and there is a breeze, but it's just... it's just not quite enough. after a day of record temperatures in wales tomorrow should bring cooler, if not quite balmy, weather. and for chloe, at least, the heat of the contest ended with a win. hywel griffith, bbc news. so that the animals, what about the humans? what actually happens to our bodies in this hot weather and what can we do to stay cool? our medical editor, fergus walsh, has some tips. the uk simply isn't used to this and nor are our bodies. oh, it's warm in here, isn't it? this is the heat chamber at st mary's university, twickenham. that is warm. it's been used by sporting greats like andy murray and max verstappen. but even an amateur like me can show how heat affects our physiology. as my core body temperature starts to creep up, blood vessels near the surface of the skin open up, pushing heat to the surface, trying always
to keep that core body temperature on an even keel. that can mean a drop in blood pressure as the heart works harder. now, another key way in which my body regulates its core temperature is through sweat. that's why dehydration can quickly become a problem. working out in this heat is not recommended, but staying fit all year round is. people who regularly exercise are regularly experiencing higher body temperatures internally because you produce a lot of heat when you exercise. so then that leads to better preparation for these heatwaves. the elderly and those with heart and lung conditions are most at risk from extreme heat, but even the young and fit can feel the effects. too long in the sun can lead to heat exhaustion. symptoms include headache,
dizziness, nausea, heavy sweating and pale, clammy skin. left untreated, it can progress to heat stroke, a medical emergency. this whole area is in the sun the whole time. stjohn ambulance are a familiar sight at public events in all weathers, on hand to offer help and advice. so what should you do if you come across someone with heat exhaustion? you want to bring them out of direct sunlight somewhere cool where they can lie down, raise their legs, encouraging blood flow back to the brain. hydrate them as much as possible with clear fluids, so water. and if they're not recovering in about 30 minutes, we'd recommend phoning 111. and the health advice is simple — stay in the shade, drink water, use sunscreen and keep an eye on the vulnerable. fergus walsh, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's ben rich.
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