From STV’s Philip Petrie last night:
Friday’s buzz word across many news outlets was “heatwave” and yes the UK did have some really hot weather – but it was only across England and Wales. For us in Scotland it wasn’t as nice, quite a windy day and we had some rain and drizzle at times – which undoubtedly left a lot of people wondering “heatwave, what heatwave?”https://news.stv.tv/scotland/no-heatwave-for-scotland-as-temperatures-set-to-drop
I was at the Holy Fair in Ayr yesterday, on the Low-Green, fully exposed to the sun and sea breezes, my lungs luxuriating in the ‘champagne’ of air quality that we often get on Scotland’s Atlantic coast. It was really ‘nice.’
I’ve been in the English midlands at 36C. It was not ‘nice.’ I just wanted to lie down in the shade with a fan and do nothing till nightfall.
Why a heatwave is not nice for the UK:
How many heat-related deaths in UK?
An analysis restricted to warm days in the four warmest months of the year showed an increase of 1,643 deaths [2001 to 2020], an average of 82 per year (Table 2). Excess deaths because of heat are expected to rise in future with accelerating climate changehttps://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/articles/climaterelatedmortalityandhospitaladmissionsenglandandwales/2001to2020
Glasgow and Edinburgh are among the safest cities in the world when it comes to protection against the effects of global warming, according to new research.https://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/scots-cities-worlds-safest-against-climate-risks-216874