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Audi window smashed by police to save dog left sweltering inside amid heatwave
dog left in a car had to be rescued by police on Monday (July 18) on one of the hottest days of the year in the UK.Six officers smashed in through the rear window of an Audi after the pooch had been spotted in the vehicle with its owner leaving no windows open despite the sweltering heat.As the mercury reached the high 20s during late morning, the half-dozen Hertfordshire Police officers saw a crowd form at the town centre car park as they eventually broke in and freed the animal from the boiling car.READ MORE: Missing boy, 14, thought to have drowned in River Thames - as 5 others die in heatwaveLocal resident David Stuckey told MailOnline: “I was just walking back to my car and could see a large crowd of people who were stood there in disbelief.“Someone went shopping and left their dog inside the car in sweltering heat with no windows open. Everyone couldn’t believe it.“It happened at about 11.30am and it was already very warm but I don’t know how long the dog had been in the car.”He added that he was unsure what sort of breed the dog was or what condition it was in when the officers removed it from the car.The RSPCA say that the temperature inside a car can increase to double that outside the vehicle in just an hour if there is no ventilation.They also say that dogs should never be left alone in a car during hot weather, while they can also die from heatstroke if left.“When it's 22C outside, the car could reach an unbearable 47C within an hour.
Weather map turns blood red as UK preparing for 'hottest summer ever' in 4-week scorcher - dailystar.co.uk - Britain
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Weather map turns blood red as UK preparing for 'hottest summer ever' in 4-week scorcher
Forecasters are predicting the mercury to smash through the 40C barrier for the first-ever time, with highs of 41C expected in some parts of the country.Weather maps are turning blood red in anticipation of some extreme heat as an even greater heatwave is set to land on our doorsteps. READ NEXT: Love Island's Summer wows as she goes topless for outdoor shower in front of boysNetweather meteorologist Nick Finnis said: “The GFS numerical weather prediction model has been churning out some eyebrow-raising temperature charts over the weekend – one deterministic run on Saturday forecasting record-breaking heat for England on July 16, with temperatures reaching 41C inland across southern England and East Anglia.”Finnis expects temperatures to rise through this week as high pressure builds from the Azores, although north-western parts could experience rain and showers over the next few days.The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Glaze also revealed the UK could experience some extreme heat.He said: “The mid-30s are expected, but 35C or higher would not be a surprise (this month). To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here. “With parts of southern Europe experiencing extreme heat during the early part of the summer, there is the potential for the UK to import some of that if the pressure blocks across Europe and the North Atlantic fall into the right places.”The Met Office say it will turn warmer from today (July 6) and although they haven’t put a figure on what temperatures thermometers will reach, they do predict a spell of hot weather.A spokesman said: “We may see very warm or hot temperatures, especially across the south, and high pressure may extend across the UK.
Alex Deakin - Huge Atlantic storm to hit UK with heavy rain, gale-force winds and lightning - dailystar.co.uk - Britain - Scotland
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Huge Atlantic storm to hit UK with heavy rain, gale-force winds and lightning
heatwaves will have to be put on hold as parts of Britain are set to be battered by wind and rain over the next few days.A large low-pressure system approaching will be centred on the western side of the country, meaning west Scotland and the north-west of England will bear the brunt of the bad weather.There are expected to be widespread showers, thunderstorms and gusty winds, while temperatures are set to plunge as a cold front blows in from the Atlantic.READ MORE: Schoolboy blows out 5p coin that was stuck up his nose for 10 yearsMet Office meteorologist Alex Deakin explained: “After the heat and humidity, it’s all change into the weekend with low pressure the dominant feature.“That low pressure system isn’t moving too far and with its isobars fairly tightly packed, it will bring some fairly gusty conditions increasingly to western Scotland, and it will be unseasonably windy in the northwest.“The closer you are to that low pressure system the more showers you are likely to see and there will be plenty of them.”It promises to be much cooler over the course of the next few days, with the mercury dipping into single-digit figures, which will feel a world away from the 30C heat many have experienced this summer.Deakin said that all the warmth and humidity will be swept away by the cold front, adding: “That cooler air will last into Sunday. It is turning fresher and there will be plenty of showers around this weekend.”To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.It will feel slightly warmer in the east and south-east, but don’t expect temperatures much higher than 20C.Some showers could turn thundery in the south-west as parts of the country will feel like autumn.
UK to enjoy another intense three-day heatwave with temperatures reaching 30C - dailystar.co.uk - Britain - Beyond
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UK to enjoy another intense three-day heatwave with temperatures reaching 30C
UK is set to sizzle again, with the mercury once more likely to hit 30C in parts later this week, before we’re brought back down to earth with a bump on Friday (June 24).The peak temperature is expected be on Thursday (June 23), with the South East enjoying the best figures, while it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that they could witness similar heat to that of the hottest day last when Friday (June 17), when it reached 32C.Continental weather patterns are heading to Britain, although a cooler front from the Atlantic will probably introduce more “unsettled conditions” on Friday.Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge told the Daily Mirror: “Certainly the pattern is that heat will again continue to build as we go through this week towards Thursday, which we expect to be the day of peak heat.“We will expect the heat to build and reach high 20s, possibly somewhere with a low 30.”Whether the nation will experience a prolonged spell of warm weather over the summer remains to be seen, with Madge hedging his bets. He added: “Although we don’t know exactly what the weather patterns will deliver over the summer, it’s quite possible that we will get another hot spell or two, but there’s less confidence about when those will occur. To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here. “The outlook for summer overall is for the temperatures to be around average or slightly depressed, but that doesn’t mean that we won’t get the odd hot spell.”After Thursday’s peak in the low 30s, forecasters are predicting “thundery outbreaks” coming in from continental Europe in the South East and East Anglia “before those fresher conditions really have a chance to push through”, he continued.“We’re
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