Britain’s Royal Air Force Halts Flights at Brize Norton Base After Runway ‘Melts’ Due to Heatwave
Britain’s Royal Air Force was forced to use another airfield after the runway at Brize Norton Air Base ‘melted.’
A heatwave is currently scorching the UK.
“Temperatures in southern England were forecasted to reach 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, the Met Office said Friday. They could also surpass U.K.’s highest-ever temperature of 101.7 degrees, recorded in July 2019.” NBC News reported.
France and Spain are also baking with temps soaring over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Britain’s Royal Air Force said on Monday aircraft were using alternative airfields to its Brize Norton air base due to extreme temperatures, after Sky News reported the hot weather had melted the runway at the Oxfordshire base.
Sky, citing a military source, earlier said the RAF had halted flights in and out of the base. Britain is forecast to hit record temperatures on Monday. read more
“During this period of extreme temperature flight safety remains the RAF’s top priority, so aircraft are using alternative airfields in line with a long-established plan. This means there is no impact on RAF operations,” the Royal Air Force said of flights at RAF Brize Norton, in a statement posted on Twitter by the Ministry of Defence.
As expected, the latest heatwave (it is summertime) is bringing out all the climate alarmists.
“As a result, the European Union has urged member states to prepare for wildfires this summer as the continent faces another extreme weather shift that scientists say has been triggered by climate change.” NBC News reported.
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Author: Cristina Laila