• Short Summary

    The extraordinary weather which Britain has been experiencing since Easter in April continued on tuesday (29 June) with temperatures int eh nineties (around 34 degrees C) for the seventh day in row.

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    The extraordinary weather which Britain has been experiencing since Easter in April continued on tuesday (29 June) with temperatures int eh nineties (around 34 degrees C) for the seventh day in row.

    Record temperatures have been set and broken continuously in the past week, and meteorologists say Britain has had its hottest June this century.

    SYNOPSIS: The usually formal look of the typical Londoner has given way to shirtsleeve for men, and summer dresses for the women as the unprecedented hot weather continues.

    The London Weather Centre has been answering its telephones almost non-stop, with most of the calls from anxious heat sufferers wondering when a cool change will come. But so far it's been bad news for those who don't like hot weather - there's no relief in sight.

    Trafalgar Square is just one of the well-known London landmarks where the hot and bothered are seeking relief. But of course, there are always those who enjoy the sudden change from the grey skies traditionally associated with english weather. Bars are also doing a record trade, and there's been a run on chilled lager rather than English beers which are generally served at room temperature. These days, that means they're not much cooler than a cup of tea.

    There's been no relief for the Household Cavalry, who must still carry out its duties in the traditional manner. Crowds still gather outside Buckingham Palace for the Changing of the Guard, even when the Guard's popularity is diverted by a group of visiting Canadian Indians paying their respects to the Queen. And even the Indians found it necessary to take a cool drink between talks with the Queen.

    While some people can get away from it all by taking a cool dip in a pool like this one in Hyde Park, chocolate production has come to a standstill, the underground train service is suffering, and British Airways hostesses have been told they can wear personal summer clothes instead of their uniforms.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7T6WV3EHZNW46EHKZ7SC21RKX
    Media URN:
    VLVA7T6WV3EHZNW46EHKZ7SC21RKX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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