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Sizzling June Heat in UK Is Happening More Often

UK temperatures may hit 34 degrees this week, a level that’s becoming more common because of global warming.

Big Ben reflected in the sunglasses of a bystander in London.

Big Ben reflected in the sunglasses of a bystander in London.

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

UK temperatures may hit 34 degrees Celsius (93.2 degrees Fahrenheit) this week, a once-rare level that’s becoming more common on the back of global warming.

Before 2017, the country had seen the mercury reach 34 degrees in June on just three occasions on record, according to the UK’s Met office. Since then, it’s happened twice and now could do so again.