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Extreme heat warning goes into effect in UK

LONDON (AP) – Britain’s first-ever extreme heat warning is in effect for large parts of England as hot, dry weather that has scorched mainland Europe for the past week moves north, disrupting travel, healthcare and schools.

The “red” alert will last throughout today when temperatures may reach 40 degrees Celcius (C) for the first time, posing a risk of serious illness and even death among healthy people, according to the United Kingdom (UK) Met Office, the country’s weather service. The highest temperature ever recorded in Britain is 38.7C, a record set in 2019.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin

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