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MetiNews.Com - The Coastguard had its busiest day for more than four years on Friday as the UK recorded its third-hottest day ever. Many calls were about people being cut off by the tide, missing children and swimmers getting into difficulty. The total number of UK incidents was 329, including 232 callouts for coastguard rescue teams, 129 for lifeboats, 22 requiring aircraft and three for a

Uk news Coastguard sees busiest day in four years as UK sizzles in record heat London news

MetiNews.Com - The Coastguard had its busiest day for more than four years on Friday as the UK recorded its third-hottest day ever. Many calls were about people being cut off by the tide, missing children and swimmers getting into difficulty. The total number of UK incidents was 329, including 232 callouts for coastguard rescue teams, 129 for lifeboats, 22 requiring aircraft and three for a

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01 August 2020 - 10:56

Breaking News ! ES News email The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates Enter your email address Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid You already have an account. Please log in. Register with your social account or click here to log in I would like to receive lunchtime headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts, by email Update newsletter preferences The Coastguard had its busiest day for more than four years on Friday as the UK recorded its third-hottest day ever. Many calls were about people being cut off by the tide, missing children and swimmers getting into difficulty. The total number of UK incidents was 329, including 232 callouts for coastguard rescue teams, 129 for lifeboats, 22 requiring aircraft and three for a hovercraft. It comes as temperatures reached 37.8C (100F) at London’s Heathrow Airport and 37.3C (99.1F) at Kew Gardens, in west London, the Met Office said. UK's Hottest Day of the Year: Friday 31 July 2020 38 show all UK's Hottest Day of the Year: Friday 31 July 2020 1/38 Beachgoers enjoy the sunshine as they sunbathe and play in the sea on Bournemouth beach AFP via Getty Images 2/38 Barry Island beach in Wales PA 3/38 Swimming in Hyde Park Jeremy Selwyn 4/38 People enjoy the sunny weather at a beach in Brighton REUTERS 5/38 People enjoy the hot weather during a punt ride along the River Cam in Cambridge PA 6/38 People take a selfie in front of the entrance of the Brighton Palace Pier REUTERS 7/38 Charlton Lido AFP via Getty Images 8/38 People sunbathe on Barry Island beach in Wales PA 9/38 People enjoy the weather at the beach in Joss Gap Bay, Broadstairs REUTERS 10/38 People sunbathe on Barry Island beach in Wales PA 11/38 People enjoy the hot weather during a punt ride along the River Cam in Cambridge PA 12/38 People paddle in the sea on Barry Island beach PA 13/38 People enjoy the hot weather at Blackpool beach PA 14/38 A woman fans herself with an electric fan as she looks at her smartphone on the tube AFP via Getty Images 15/38 People sit in the shade Green Park AP 16/38 People play basketball as they enjoy the sunny weather at a beach in Brighton REUTERS 17/38 People enjoy the hot weather at Blackpool beach PA 18/38 Cycling in London Jeremy Selwyn 19/38 People enjoy the sunny weather at a beach in Brighton REUTERS 20/38 People enjoy the hot weather at West Reservoir Centre near Finsbury Park, Londo PA 21/38 Western lowland gorillas enjoy an ice lolly on the hottest day of the year so far, in London Zoo AP 22/38 People on the edge of a fountain at Trafalgar Square in London AP 23/38 "Lido Ladies of London" Nicola Foster and Jessica Walker enjoy the heatwave at Hillingdon Sports and Leisure complex Getty Images 24/38 Bournemouth beach PA 25/38 People ride on jet skis as they enjoy the sunny weather at a beach in Brighton REUTERS 26/38 People on Barry Island beach PA 27/38 Charlton Lido AFP via Getty Images 28/38 People cycle in London AP 29/38 People enjoy the sunny weather at a beach in Brighton REUTERS 30/38 Swimming in Hyde Park 31/38 People on Barry Island beach PA 32/38 People enjoy the hot weather at Blackpool beach PA 33/38 People enjoy the hot weather at Blackpool beach PA 34/38 People enjoy the weather at the beach in Joss Gap Ba REUTERS 35/38 Sunrise over Kilvington Lakes in the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire PA 36/38 REUTERS 37/38 Getty Images 38/38 A man sits on the edge of a fountain at Trafalgar Square in London AP 1/38 Beachgoers enjoy the sunshine as they sunbathe and play in the sea on Bournemouth beach AFP via Getty Images 2/38 Barry Island beach in Wales PA 3/38 Swimming in Hyde Park Jeremy Selwyn 4/38 People enjoy the sunny weather at a beach in Brighton REUTERS 5/38 People enjoy the hot weather during a punt ride along the River Cam in Cambridge PA 6/38 People take a selfie in front of the entrance of the Brighton Palace Pier REUTERS 7/38 Charlton Lido AFP via Getty Images 8/38 People sunbathe on Barry Island beach in Wales PA 9/38 People enjoy the weather at the beach in Joss Gap Bay, Broadstairs REUTERS 10/38 People sunbathe on Barry Island beach in Wales PA 11/38 People enjoy the hot weather during a punt ride along the River Cam in Cambridge PA 12/38 People paddle in the sea on Barry Island beach PA 13/38 People enjoy the hot weather at Blackpool beach PA 14/38 A woman fans herself with an electric fan as she looks at her smartphone on the tube AFP via Getty Images 15/38 People sit in the shade Green Park AP 16/38 People play basketball as they enjoy the sunny weather at a beach in Brighton REUTERS 17/38 People enjoy the hot weather at Blackpool beach PA 18/38 Cycling in London Jeremy Selwyn 19/38 People enjoy the sunny weather at a beach in Brighton REUTERS 20/38 People enjoy the hot weather at West Reservoir Centre near Finsbury Park, Londo PA 21/38 Western lowland gorillas enjoy an ice lolly on the hottest day of the year so far, in London Zoo AP 22/38 People on the edge of a fountain at Trafalgar Square in London AP 23/38 "Lido Ladies of London" Nicola Foster and Jessica Walker enjoy the heatwave at Hillingdon Sports and Leisure complex Getty Images 24/38 Bournemouth beach PA 25/38 People ride on jet skis as they enjoy the sunny weather at a beach in Brighton REUTERS 26/38 People on Barry Island beach PA 27/38 Charlton Lido AFP via Getty Images 28/38 People cycle in London AP 29/38 People enjoy the sunny weather at a beach in Brighton REUTERS 30/38 Swimming in Hyde Park 31/38 People on Barry Island beach PA 32/38 People enjoy the hot weather at Blackpool beach PA 33/38 People enjoy the hot weather at Blackpool beach PA 34/38 People enjoy the weather at the beach in Joss Gap Ba REUTERS 35/38 Sunrise over Kilvington Lakes in the Vale of Belvoir, Leicestershire PA 36/38 REUTERS 37/38 Getty Images 38/38 A man sits on the edge of a fountain at Trafalgar Square in London AP Julie-Anne Wood of HM Coastguard, said: “Yesterday was a beautiful day weather-wise in much of the UK. It was less beautiful a day for those who got themselves into trouble and had to be rescued. Some people will remember July 31 for all the wrong reasons. “We completely understand that people want to enjoy the coast. We also know that even the most experienced swimmer, paddleboarder and walker can be caught out by currents and tides respectively. "We’re heading into some more good weather and we would really ask you to check and double check the tide times – put a timer warning on a smartphone to remind you – be aware of things like rip currents, and make sure you have a means of contacting us if things do go wrong.

. All we ask in return is that you take extra care at the coast – it can be unmerciful to the unwary and even to those who know it well.” Sunseekers flocked to Barry Island on Friday (PA) The weather saw large crowds flock to the beaches on Friday and sparked fears about how daytrippers, who basked in the sunshine after months of lockdown, would keep to social-distancing measures. Brighton & Hove City Council tweeted on it was “concerned about the number of people in the city”, and stated that “large numbers make it impossible to maintain physical distancing”. The hottest day ever recorded in the UK was registered at 38.7C (101.7F) at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens last year. The second hottest day was on 10 August 2003, when temperatures rose to 38.5C (101.3F) in Faversham, Kent. The Met Office said temperatures will be back closer to average on Saturday, but it will still be relatively warm in the south east. Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said “the weekend is going to be pretty good”, and added: “Both days are going to be mostly dry across the UK with sunny spells and some showers at times that may be out to the north and the west of the country.” Temperatures in the South East on Saturday could reach 26C or 27C and it could feel a little bit fresher with highs of 23C or 24C on Sunday. The RNLI and coastguards are also telling people not to take inflatables to the beach and urging them to be aware of the tide times, local hazards and potentially deadly rip currents. The warning comes as seven people were rescued after being caught in a strong, fast-moving current in Wales on July 26, according to the RNLI – whose lifeguards dealt with more than 1,500 incidents involving rip currents last year.

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Uk news Coastguard sees busiest day in four years as UK sizzles in record heat London news


Uk news Coastguard sees busiest day in four years as UK sizzles in record heat London news


Uk news Coastguard sees busiest day in four years as UK sizzles in record heat London news


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