Warning issued to anybody using car today as UK 34C heatwave hits

An urgent warning has been issued to anybody stepping foot in a car today amid the UK heatwave. The RAC has issued a warning as the country swelters in 34C heat.

Temperatures will hit a sweltering 32C in Birmingham, with the south of England braced for sweltering 34C highs. Motoring group the RAC warned of a ‘short sharp spike in breakdowns’ and advised drivers to check oil and coolant levels.

Director at Leasing Options Mike Thompson said: “It’s important that before starting a summer car journey, drivers carry out some simple quick checks to ensure their vehicle is in a safe condition to drive long distances.

READ MOREBBC Top Gear star Chris Harris hints at friction with co-stars in savage swipe

“Motorists who fail to do so could risk breaking down mid-journey and also face a fine if their vehicle is deemed in a dangerous condition.” The hot weather also forced train operator Chiltern Railways to impose speed restrictions on some of its lines.

A Chiltern Railways spokesman said: “Due to expected hot weather, speed restrictions will be imposed on the rail from today until Saturday 18th June inclusive.” It added: “Services will be subject to delay and cancellations. Please check your journey before you travel.”

Network Rail tweeted: “Temperatures are set to soar in parts of Britain this weekend.” The group then warned: “Very hot weather can severely impact train services.”

Stay up to date with all the latest news and opinion on days out, nights out, shopping and plenty more with our Daily What’s On Email update newsletter – and it’s completely free.

Leave a Comment