Extreme heat waves are spreading all over the world. And do not think that only the inhabitants of the planet suffer from it. abrasive temperatures, tells CNNthey leave Bridges, rooftops, railways and airport runways melt under the intense heat.
The heat wave already covers half of the territory of China, affecting 64% of the population. And in Chongqing, one of 84 Chinese cities on high alert due to scorching temperatures, something unexpected happened: the roof of the Queizhou Museum, where more than 10,000 cultural artifacts have been preserved, failed to withstand the heat and ended up melting, causing tiles to fall off. .
The UK has never experienced so much heat and unprecedented temperatures, around 40°C, have been recorded across the country. In London, that was enough to warm one runway at Luton Airport to the point of melting.
This unusual event even caused flights to and from the British airport to be temporarily halted. The airport administration confirmed on Twitter the situation, which forced the repair of the runway.
Have you ever seen an aluminum-wrapped bridge? This is what is also happening in London. The Hammersmith Bridge, built in 1887, is completely lined with aluminum foil to dissipate heat.
The concern about the emblematic bridge crossing the Thames is great, as there are indeed some cracks in the structure. Aluminum foil work on the Hammersmith Bridge cut off pedestrian traffic on the bridge deck.
The British capital also has rail lines that have a temperature of 48 degrees Celsius to be painted white. How does that help? The white color does not absorb heat and this makes it possible to lower the temperatures recorded on the railways and thus prevent the expansion of the iron.
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