Heat-map images show suffocating 100F conditions endured by London Tube passengers during record-breaking UK heatwave
- Temperatures reached 100F (38.2C) on the 220 London bus from Willesden to Wandsworth this morning
- On the London Underground it reached 97F (36C) on the Northern Line and 92.12F (33.4C) on the Victoria Line
- Central and Piccadilly Lines heat also revealed by thermal images taken with the Cat S61 smartphone
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Thermal images show the extreme temperatures London commuters have to face as they battle their way to work and from on the hottest day of the year.
The pictures show temperatures as high as 100F (38.2C) on the 220 bus from Willesden to Wandsworth and 97F (36C) on the Northern Line today.
London was already sweltering in 89F (32C) heat by 10am, with the mercury soaring to 100.2F (37.9C) by 4pm.
A woman is pictured clutching her fan in the hope of cooling down on the Northern Line where temperatures reached 96.8F (36C)
A commuter holds up a fan as the heat reaches unbearable levels inside the Northern Line carriages this morning
A commuter is pictured wiping the sweat from her brow on the sticky Victoria Line through London this morning
Pictures taken using the Cat S61 smartphone show temperatures of 92.12F (33.4C) on the Victoria Line in London today as temperatures rocket towards 102F
Thermal images show temperatures of 100F (38.2C) on the 220 London bus from Willesden to Wandsworth today
Workers in the capital took to social media to blast the Central, Northern, Picadilly and Bakerloo lines, claiming they were ‘hot as hell’ on their journey in this morning.
They face another sticky journey this afternoon when temperatures could reach their highest ever of 102F (39C), breaking UK records.
The mercury hit 36.7C during the evening rush hour on London’s Central line tube and many commuters called for air conditioning to be installed.
The Piccadilly Line is pictured full of fed up commuters this morning as they endured stuffy, sweaty Tube carriages
Thermal images of the Piccadilly Line this morning show a man looking uncomfortable and hot
A temperature of 89.1F (31.7C) was recorded at Notting Hill Gate station on the Central line in West London at 7.30am today
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Suran Ding, 31, of Canary Wharf, east London, who works in marketing, said she meditates to stay cool on the underground.
She said: ‘We are being treated like animals because in China every tube has a cooling system you could have with other cities.
‘The central line is one of the worst I have to use. It’s really unbearable. I have to meditate on the actual train. It definitely helps, just telling yourself, ‘don’t think about anything else, just close your eyes’.’
She added: ‘If I didn’t meditate i would definitely get anxious and feel more hot and it just gets worse.’
Packed Tube carriages are pictured on the Victoria Line where the mercury rocketed to 93.2F (34C) on the morning commute
A London bus driver heading through Oxford Street in temperatures of 95F (35.5C) is pictured using a thermal imaging camera
The images were taken with the Cat S61 smartphone, which show the hottest areas of Tube carriages and London buses.
They show irritated commuters clutching fans as they trudge through horrendous temperatures.
Fiona Plant, 57, an editor from Walthamstow, north east London, said: ‘Sometimes I feel we are being treated like animals.
‘Even at winter times when it’s not this hot it gets really stuffy on here and very congested. It’s unpleasant at other times of year as well just because there are so many people on at once.’
Paul Plant, 54, an engineer also from Walthamstow, added: ‘I’m roasting don’t get me wrong- I’m really uncomfortable. It needs air conditioning.’
Thermal images taken with the Cat S61 smartphone show the London to Brighton train line in boiling temperatures today
Images show the Southern Rail London to Brighton in the sweltering heat today
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