Temperatures of up to 34C have been recorded in the London Underground tube system, making the capital’s deep-lying Tube hotter than Bali.
According to standard.co.uk, temperatures on the Central Line were almost ‘unbearable’ as the air’s humidity in the underground peaked at 48 per cent – almost double that of outside.
As a result, it is important for those using the Tube to travel to event spaces across the city to ensure they are fully hydrated and dressed appropriately before stepping into the underground system.
Transport for London (TfL) confirmed that the Central Line was experiencing particularly high temperature levels but cooling methods were being ‘introduced across the network’, adds gotnewswire.co.uk.
For instance, air-conditioned carriages are being rolled out on the Circle and Hammersmith and City lines while, by 2016, 40 per cent of the Tube network will have air-conditioning.
Patrick Armstrong, a regular user of the Tube, commented on the heat levels: “I noticed a lot of people fanning themselves on the Tube. They should introduce air conditioning because this happens on a regular basis every year.”
In addition Laura Hutchinson, another underground passenger, said: “It feels like our country goes into meltdown if temperatures go above 25C – it’s ridiculous.”