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It’s really surprising news that the United Kingdom has warned its people of extreme heat during the summer (“UK issues first ever ‘red’ warning for extreme heat,” July 15, Gulf Today website).

The UK’s meteorological agency on Friday issued its first ever “red” warning for exceptional heat, forecasting record highs of 40˚C next week.

“Exceptional, perhaps record-breaking temperatures are likely early next week,” Met Office chief meteorologist Paul Gundersen said.

Due to climate change the temperatures in the United Kingdom have been increasing every year. It was unimaginable that UK authorities would warn people of extreme hot weather.

According to the report, the Met Office said there was a 50 per cent chance of temperatures topping 40°C (104˚F) for the first time on Monday or Tuesday, and an 80-per cent chance that the country’s previous record of 38.7°C set in 2019 would be exceeded.

People of European countries are not used to scorching heat but this summer they have to experience hot days of summer. People have to be mentally prepared to face the hot days.

Jalil Usman — By email

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