Britain’s ‘furnace Friday’ to test temperature records

Reuters | 27/07/2018

LONDON (Reuters) – Britons sweltered on what has been dubbed “furnace Friday”, with temperatures set to test national records, the Meteorological Office said.

Though the chances of hitting July and all-time record temperatures have receded following overnight storms, it was still possible.

“They (the chances) have reduced slightly from what we thought we might see yesterday. But we still think there’s a 50 percent chance that somewhere we’ll get the July record today and a 20 percent probability of the all-time record,” said a Met Office spokesman.

Highest temperatures are expected in the southeast of England.

Temperatures on Thursday reached 35.1 degrees Celsius at Wisley, in Surrey, southern England, officially making it the hottest day of the year so far.