Melton prepares for hottest day on record

With record-breaking temperatures of almost 40C (104F) predicted in the Melton borough today (Tuesday) the traditional street market has been cancelled to prevent traders and shoppers from suffering in the heat.

By Nick Rennie
Tuesday, 19th July 2022, 8:21 am
The BBC weather forecast for Melton Mowbray today (Tuesday)
The BBC weather forecast for Melton Mowbray today (Tuesday)

Melton Mowbray Town Estate, which manages the town centre market, took the decision after thermometers hit 38C yesterday and forecasters said it would be even hotter today.

The Stockyard has also announced that its markets won’t be operating at Melton Livestock Market today ‘for the safety of our visitors and stallholders’.

Rail passengers are being told to only travel today if their journey is essential with greatly reduced services operating through Melton Mowbray station.

The journey times for routes will also be longer due to speed restrictions imposed on the trains because of the effect of the excessive heat on the tracks.

Twin Lakes theme park, near Melton is open today from 10am until 6pm but visitors are advised that some rides may have to close because of the hot weather.