Sumary of Too hot to shop! Soaring heat sees high streets abandoned:
- The Met Office has issued its first ever chromatic inform for high heat for environments of the UK, including London, with temperatures prediction to come 40 degrees.
- However, with the extreme heat today the reverse has occurred, with a drop in footfall in high roadways of -7.3 proportion over the period up to 11am on Monday, while in both obtain centres and retail parks – both of which offer air conditioned environments – footfall rose by 1.6 proportion and 1.3 proportion respectively.
- In distinct opposition, footfall in coastal towns across the UK was up by 9 proportion from last Monday.
- The only environments of the UK where high street footfall rose from last Monday were Scotland (0.6 proportion), Northern Ireland (0.6 proportion) and Wales (3.2 proportion) where temperatures whilst still hot are debased than in England.