Rain on the way to relieve London of its month long heatwave, educogym Moorgate discuss city life
The UK's heatwave has been going on for just over a month, some parts of the UK haven't seen rain since May, educogym Moorgate discuss extreme weather in the city of London
Travelling in London isn't an easy task in rush hour on any day, with packed trains, buses roads and cycle lanes, but add in the extreme heatwave and you have a lot of issues. "The London underground is obviously a very hot stuffy place, recent tests have found it to reach 34 degrees on a tube travelling underground near educogym Moorgate, and that was on a train with just a few people on it, nowhere near the amount of people squashed in between 5pm and 6pm, I can imagine it reaching 38 degrees, the main concern with this incredible heat is people falling un well on the trains and causing severe delays for the already struggling commuters," stated Godfrey Nurse, eduocgym Moorgate. Air conditioning is another issue, not all smaller offices are air conditioned, or have access to windows and cool space, leaving staff working in hot stuffy conditions too, it makes it very difficult to work, some may even struggle to fulfil there role.
"The UK is never normally extremely hot or extremely cold, so whenever we get any kind of extreme weather it is difficult for everyone to manage, if it snows heavily it leaves services shut down and struggling, if it rains heavily we get floods, and now if its extremely hot, we suffer too, especially the vulnerable like the elderly" state Sanj Bains, educogym Moorgate personal trainer.
Should the UK have better systems and precautions ready for extreme weather? "Obviously the basics are covered, like flood defences on the Thames, but there is nothing major in place for extreme weather because It simply doesn't happen that often, however the weather does seem to be getting more extreme over the last few years, and if things keep going this way then precautions may need to be put in place to ease the issues that happen when we do experience extreme weather in the UK"
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