After the United Kingdom experienced a rise in temperature above freezing yesterday, the Daily Express has warned readers that a dangerous heatwave could be on the way.
“These are the sort of soaring temperatures that ring our alarm bells,” explained senior forecaster, sixteen-year-old Simon Williams.
“Yesterday I went outside with only three layers of clothing on instead of the five layers I had to wear last week, and if that isn’t a strong indication that a heatwave is on the way, I don’t know what is.”
He went on, “The average temperature rose by two degrees yesterday, and if it continues at that rate we will have Sahara-like temperatures by Easter.
“We would, therefore, encourage vulnerable adults to stay well hydrated and leave all their windows open at night. Just to be on the safe side.”
With the newspaper having warned of an ‘arctic blast’ last week, it is thought that the current heatwave warning nearly broke the record for the shortest amount of time between a cold warning and hot warning from the paper.
The record was set last February when staff forgot to turn the heating off overnight and issued a heatwave warning the minute they walked through the door of the offices, just one day after warning of a big freeze.