Brits have been struggling through the ongoing heatwave – and those scorching temperatures are sticking around as Met Office warns of further wildfires.
The Met Office has raised the wildfire risk to 'very high' over much of England and parts of Wales.
Brits have been enjoying the sunny and warm but when a heatwave and temperatures soar to 30C, things can get dangerous.
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The UK has seen several cases this week wildfires as some of us bask in the sun.
Their fire severity index shows how the current heatwave and a lack of rain is combining to create tinder-dry conditions, as reported by LadBible.
It is unusual for a warning to be issued so early into the summer, it would usually be issued through July and August.
The publication explained that it is rare for a warning to be issued so early due to the rainfall in weeks earlier.
But with the heatwave, vegetation is drier than normal, boosting the risk of wildfires.
Yesterday (June 14), 56 firefighters responded to a wildfire which broke out in Prestwick near Newcastle Airport.
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The sweltering weather and tinder-dry conditions led to the quick spread of the fire. The cause of the fire is not yet known, however, it has not affected operations at the airport, its press team confirmed.
Fire crews have been in attendance throughout the night and remain at the scene on Thursday morning.
UK Wildfire Tactical Advisor Craig Hope told Sky News: "It is very early in the summer and last year when we had the fires in London, that was extreme, but that was a lot later in the year.
"How this year will build now is quite worrying."
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