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Potentially Deadly England Heat Wave Set to Break Records

  • Temperatures could hit 40 degrees Celsius in UK for first time
  • Heat could be dangerous, may also disrupt power and travel
A pedestrian shades herself from the sun, in the City of London.

A pedestrian shades herself from the sun, in the City of London.

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg
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The UK Met Office issued its most severe warning for heat next week, forecasting that temperatures could hit 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) for the first time.

Extreme heat could lead to power outages, canceled flights and may be a danger to life while the so-called Red Extreme warning is in place across parts of southern England on Monday and Tuesday. It’s a reminder of the risks posed by climate change.