UK heatwaves

  1. Video content

    Video caption: Chobham Common loses hundreds of acres in fire

    Firefighters will spend a week extinguishing the blaze which has destroyed 140 acres of rare habitat.

  2. Hot weather record matched as temperature hits 34C again

    A man enjoys the hot weather, by the Thames in London

    The Met Office said temperatures had reached 34.6C in central London marking the first time since at least 1961 that there had been six consecutive days of 34C and above.

  3. Video content

    Video caption: Lightning strikes were caught on video in Merseyside and Cheshire.
  4. How do you cope in the heat?

    Video content

    Video caption: How do you cope in the heat?

    How do you cope in the heat?

  5. Heatwave warning after cat loses ears

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    The stray cat

    A cat has had to have its ears amputated after becoming sunburnt.

    The stray white female was taken to the Cats Protection centre in Tunbridge Wells after giving birth to five kittens.

    Staff have named her Kahlo, and say white pets such as her are particularly susceptible to sunburn.

    The stray cat
    Quote Message: It was a shocking thing to see. The precautions people need to take are not letting their cats out in the hottest part of the day, making sure there’s plenty of places to hide and if they need sun block the best place to go is your vet”. from Joel Scott Volunteer lead, Cats Protection
    Joel ScottVolunteer lead, Cats Protection