, and the heat also extended to the far north of Scotland. Impacts This was a short duration heatwave and impacts were relatively limited. However, in East Anglia the hot weather may have contributed to a large fire which affected Thetford Forest. The heat also triggered thunderstorms and torrential
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as a darker brown at the top of the image. National parks, hills and commons located further east include the New Forest and Surrey hills, and these are characterised as a chocolate brown colour. Forested areas show up as a very dark green, with both the Forest of Dean and Thetford forest covering
the 3rd meant that speed restrictions were placed on some Greater Anglia rail services. Wild fires continued to be a problem in some areas even though there had been some rain at the end of July, for example a large-scale fire affected 10 acres in Suffolk’s Thetford Forest on the 9th, and firefighters
to a large fire which affected Thetford Forest, East Anglia. The heat also triggered thunderstorms and torrential downpours across parts of northern England and Scotland. The heatwave was associated with hot air moving north from Spain. While this was only a brief heat-wave for the UK, severe and in some
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