Heat Wave

The heatwave is set to impact classrooms.
A heatwave might be good news for evenings spent outside, but the same can’t be said for trying to get some sleep.
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Britain has always been fond of a long, hot summer… but actually when it’s a little bit *too* hot, we don’t all handle it well. But luckily when the mercury rises, so does our sense of humour.
Two 14 year old boys were saved from being swept out to sea over the weekend by the Lyme Regis RNLI crew. Both the boys went for a swim to cool off as the UK sizzled in the heatwave, but were soon swept away to sea by strong current. They struggled to swim in the cold waters but were safely rescued and brought ashore.
Animals at various zoos enjoyed icy delights and sorbets to keep cool as a heatwave gripped large swathes of Europe. Zookeepers also sprayed down some of the larger animals and birds in enclosures with cold water. They were also given ice blocks with a mixture of frozen fruit to splash around in the pools and beat the heat.
A heatwave is about to hit mainland Europe, with temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius expected in late June / early July. Hot winds blowing from the Sahara desert are said to be the cause. The high temperatures are expected to last into next week.
Animal campaigners say koala numbers have fallen so low that the animal is "functionally extinct’’. Deforestation, heatwaves and wildfires triggered by climate change are causing a change in their habitat leading to a steep decline in their numbers.
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Hundreds of thousands of fish have died on a stretch of a major Australian river in New South Wales, in the third mass incident in recent weeks. The suspected cause is hot weather leading to an algal bloom that has starved the water of oxygen.
Staff at Adelaide's Botanic Park are scrambling to rescue bats who have fallen to the ground from heat exhaustion. Temperatures in the region have reached 39 degrees celsius and are expected to soar to 45.
Up to a million were found floating last week in the Darling River.
The company says Brits enjoyed the sunshine at home instead of booking trips abroad.
Bedbugs are about the size of an apple pip and dark brown in colour. If they’ve had a feed, they might be dark red in colouring.
People must be “permanently on guard”, pest controller says.
Some of the structures date as far back as 3600BC.
Wednesday will see sunshine and showers, with cooler temperatures.
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