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People on Bournemouth beach in Dorset, southwest England, on Monday. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images

The United Kingdom's Met Office issued its first ever "Extreme Heat Warning" on Monday, after all four U.K. nations recorded their hottest day so far this year over the weekend.

Driving the news: "The impacts from extreme heat are increasing across the U.K. due to climate change," per a June Met Office statement announcing its new amber and red warning system to inform the public of potential widespread disruption and adverse health effects.

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  • The U.K. amber warning follows extreme high temperatures earlier this month in Nordic countries. In particular, Finland is just emerging from a historic heat wave that saw temperatures hit all-time highs.

By the numbers: Northern Ireland saw an all-time temperature high of 88.1 degrees Fahrenheit, recorded in Ballywatticock, County Down on Saturday.

  • London's Heathrow airport recorded the U.K.'s hottest temperature so far this year on Sunday, when it reached 88.9°F, the BBC notes. Cardiff recorded the hottest temperature yet for Wales in 2021, when it hit 86.4°F the same day.
  • On Saturday, Threave, in Dumfries and Galloway all recorded Scotland's hottest temperature of 2021 when they hit 82.8°F.

Of note: "Climate change is causing warming across the U.K. All of the U.K.'s ten warmest years on record have occurred since 2002," per a Met Office statement.

Go deeper: In summer of apocalyptic weather, concerns emerge over climate science blind spot

Go deeper

UN climate summit faces serious roadblocks

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

When world leaders hold a climate summit in Glasgow in November, success will revolve around two issues that have sunk or slowed past negotiations:

  • How to help developing countries transition to clean energy and how to respond to "loss and damage" — the devastation caused by climate change.
Oct 20, 2021 - Politics & Policy

First look: New climate website touts Biden's actions

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

What is a White House to do when it is stuck between slow-moving climate legislation and a fast-approaching climate summit where its credibility is on the line? Unveil a new White House climate website, of course, showcasing its actions to date as well as ongoing work.

Why it matters: The Biden administration, which shared the site first with Axios, focuses it around the actions taken by the White House National Climate Task Force.

26 mins ago - World

UK government: Kremlin has plan "to install pro-Russian leadership" in Ukraine

British Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss. Photo: Gints Ivuskans / AFP via Getty Images

The United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary on Saturday night said the government has "information that indicates the Russian Government is looking to install a pro-Russian leader in Kyiv as it considers whether to invade and occupy Ukraine."

Driving the news: U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horne called the intelligence "deeply concerning" in a statement to Axios. The Biden administration has said Russia is actively manufacturing a pretext for invasion and warned that Putin could use joint military exercises in Belarus as cover to invade from the north.