UK weather live: Yellow thunderstorm warnings for next week; temperatures could hit 35C; drivers told to 'pack essentials'

8/13/2022 6:20:00 PM

Firefighters said that a huge blaze that tore through Studland Heath on Friday was most likely caused by a campfire and a barbecue found at the scene. Weather latest:

Firefighters said that a huge blaze that tore through Studland Heath on Friday was most likely caused by a campfire and a barbecue found at the scene. Weather latest:

Hot weather latest as temperatures expected to reach 35C in parts of the UK on Saturday; several places experienced a 'tropical night', where 20C heat remained overnight.

As of 2pm on Saturday, the Met Office says temperatures are already higher than they were at the same time on Friday.14:20:01"The reservoir is the lowest I've seen it since I've lived here - and that's 28 years. Things are getting desperate – that's where our water comes from!"

She tells me entries are down this year:"It has made life difficult, things have either gone over – some of the flowers in the garden yesterday had just gone over!""It's scary – it really is scary, because it's going to affect the water supply."

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Lots of climate change sausage heaters about. An electric cable stopped working. A spark hit the dry grass, and it was all out in 20 minutes. It wasn't a large fire. 5 engines to be safe. More smoke than anything. No houses, nobody hurt. KingBobIIV Climate change made them light the bbq 'Large wildfire' hoooonestly... have you actually seen a large wildfire?

Punishment should be minimum of 5 years in prison NOLALeyda People keep saying how it is fine for our summer to be as hot as some popular hot climates. If they agree with this then I’m sure they won’t mind us implementing the same laws as the hot climates do: ban portable bbq’s and start dishing out hefty fines to those who cause this

No surprise there, bbqs etc should be banned until it gets cooler. It doesn't take much for a bbq to be near dry grass and wood even a fence Need to ban sales of small portable foil tray bbq’s if people are going to be so stupid And we are struggling with water in general. Brilliant. You do realise, that if you tell some people that something is banned and against the law, they have to try and give it a go, as a lot of people are anti establishment these days.... Theres not excuse dor stupid these days

So the UK has gone from the metaphorical to the literal.

Hundreds of households without water as blistering heat set to reach 35C before thunderstorms batter UKHundreds of households in Surrey are without water after a 'technical issue' forced residents to rely on bottled water stations amid the blistering heat. County is messed up look at other countries they have 8 month of sun and still carry on working and services working fine this UK is an joke Poverty caused by corrupt mp’s pm and corrupt government Is the bottled water free or monetised like the thieving water companies?

People are ssholes… Exactly not the weather How thick can people be So predictable.

Another hot and sunny dayFriday will be another day of glorious sunshine in the city

‘Frustrating’: Northampton fire watch commander shares the reality of deliberate fire starting and hot weatherNorthamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service attended to 18 deliberate fires over the weekend of August 5 to 7, a total that has now increased to 51 in the past week. People promoting fear of climate change by giving it a helping hand If I was a fire starter ( and I'm not) I would be enjoying the publicity this gets .Which would encourage me to start more fires .

It's hot, it's dry - but how does this year compare to the 1976 drought?Total rainfall up to July is considerably lower than average in most of Great Britain, according to our analysis of Met Office data. Experts warn that we need an exceptionally wet period to restore usual conditions and that long, intense droughts are the new normal for northern Europe. Lol😂😂😂Fucking state of you lot with that headline picture 😂😂😂🫣 Wtf Is that photo 😂 you lot are a bunch of clowns!! Summer falling in July/Aug has certainly taken the British MSM by surprise this year….

Wreckreation looks like Trackmania with a Forge modeWreckreation's easy track building is definitely its most exciting feature. Another day, another game from Three Fields Entertainment that feels like a tech demo for games they made 15+ years ago... they already do, Forza Horizon 5.

How to keep pets cool in the heatLeaving your pet in a conservatory or even a caravan can be dangerous, even if just for a short while.

Any emergency medication you may need 14:39:47 Temperatures hit 34.13 August 2022, 14:34 | Updated: 13 August 2022, 14:52 Hundreds of households have been without water amid the blistering heat., with temperatures reaching their peak in this mini-heatwave.apply.

3C in Charlwood at 2pm As of 2pm on Saturday, the Met Office says temperatures are already higher than they were at the same time on Friday. It is hottest in Charlwood, near Gatwick Airport, where the mercury hit 34. Listen to this article Loading audio.3C. READ MORE: Top 7 Glasgow days out to enjoy before the schools go back The sun will be shining all day once again, after a foggy start in the morning. This is followed by Cambridge, at 33..6C, and Northolt at 33. Sharing what it is like to attend to a fire caused by the heat, he says the force gathers as much information as possible – particularly the precise location, which is helpful for both the crew and control staff.

5C. The incident comes as the country experiences its second heatwave in a matter of weeks, with temperatures around the UK set to hit the mid 30s once again. Share. 14:20:01 'Things are getting desperate,' Dartmoor residents say By Dan Whitehead, news correspondent "The reservoir is the lowest I've seen it since I've lived here - and that's 28 years. Things are getting desperate – that's where our water comes from!" Brenda Burt speaks to me in-between pruning flowers at Meavy Village Hall on Dartmoor, a mile away from Burrator Reservoir. Thames Water has resorted to opening bottled water stations for those who need supplies amid the extremely hot weather. Today is the annual flower show – and the fact their reservoir is less than half full (42%) is on everyone's mind. She tells me entries are down this year:"It has made life difficult, things have either gone over – some of the flowers in the garden yesterday had just gone over!" The reservoir was built more than 120 years ago to supply the growing city of Plymouth and surrounding villages. We’ve been using tankers to pump water into the local supply network to help improve the situation. Aaron urged everyone to take note of their fire safety mission and the advice on the service’s social media channels – as well as not having campfires and bonfires, disposing of cigarettes safely, and not using disposable barbecues.

Local Krish Kumar has been visiting for walks for more than 30 years:"I've never seen it – not at this low level, it's usually quite high up.  "It's scary – it really is scary, because it's going to affect the water supply. We will confirm the locations and opening times here, as soon as possible." Cyclist Mark Cutting pulls over on the bridge to express his concern:"The way the climate seems to be going, it's only going to get worse.  "Plymouth's a growing city and they're constantly building houses. I have contacted Sarah Bentley, Thames Water CEO for an update.”  14:00:07 What can you or can't you do during a hosepipe ban? When a temporary use ban is in place, people must not use a hosepipe that is connected to the mains water supply.” If an incident requires an emergency response, call 999.

This can include anything"adapted" to serve the same purpose as a hosepipe, according to South East Water. This would rule out the use of garden sprinklers, irrigation systems and anything like pressure washers - along with using a hosepipe for any activities such as watering the garden. However, there are some exemptions for certain people with"specific circumstances". A hosepipe can be used when it is needed for"unavoidable" health and safety reasons. This could be to remove or minimise risk to human or animal health - or to prevent the spread of causative agents or disease.uk if you have any information.

A hosepipe might also be used to protect the general welfare of animals - including fish. South East Water says it may still"question your use" of an exemption if it receives reports of hosepipe usage. Due to your consent preferences, you’re not able to view this. .