Britain on course for hottest day on record

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain was on course for its hottest day on record on Monday with temperatures forecast to hit 40C for the first time, forcing train companies to cancel services and heath authorities to put more ambulances on standby. Much of Europe is baking in a heat-wave that has pushed temperatures into the mid-40s Celsius in some regions, with wildfires raging across tinder-dry countryside in Portugal, Spain and France. Britain’s government triggered a “national emergency” alert as temperatures were forecast to surpass the 38.7C (102 Fahrenheit) recorded in the Cambridge University Bo…

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