Currently in Boston — July 19th, 2022
The weather, currently.
After some limited shower activity earlier we will have muggyand warm conditions overnight with temperatures falling back down to around 70°F.
Any clouds clear early on Tuesday with blazing sunshine and temperatures reaching near 90°F. A heat wave is defined as three days or more in a row of 90°F weather. It's likely that some Inland areas see four to six days of 90°F. Wednesday and Thursday will be even hotter with highs in the low to mid-90s. I can't rule out a few scattered showers and storms Thursday afternoon. It will be hot and continue dry into the weekend.
What you need to know, currently.
Heat-related deaths could triple by 2050 if there continues to be inadequate government action on overheating in UK homes, according to reporting by BBC.
Over 4.6 million homes in England experience overheating, according to a recent survey conducted in the summertime. Overheating was even more common in public housing areas, and households with people of low incomes or aged over the state pension age.
But, there were no regulations addressing overheating in new buildings until June this year.
“We’ve seen buildings designed that don’t cope well with the increased temperatures we now experience in summer,” James Prestwich of the Chartered Institute of Housing told BBC. “What we’ve seen is buildings that have been built with a lot of glass and not necessarily the best flow of air through corridors.”
As climate change continues to create more severe and frequent heat waves, the UK hit record temperatures as the first ever red heat warning comes into effect. Temperatures are expected to continue to climb up to 41°C (105.8°F) over the next two days.