Climate change activists have had to cancel a protest because of safety fears amid the heatwave.
Divest East Sussex had planned a vigil outside East Sussex County Hall, in Lewes, on Monday and Tuesday in a bid to get the council to stop investing in fossil fuels.
But the group has had to put it off because of fears over their safety – due to the extreme heat.
“Everybody agrees that this sort of heatwave has been made many many times more likely by climate change. We’ve taken this decision because of the extremity of the situation,” said Gabriel Carlyle, an organiser of the protest.
“It’s not lost on anybody, but as the organiser of something you feel responsible for what other people might do.”
The Met Office has issued its first ever red warning for extreme heat – with temperatures of 40°C forecast in the UK.