Buildings in Scotland are getting so hot they're melting

BBC Scotland

In case you didn't notice or are living abroad, it was phenomenally hot in the UK yesterday.

Temperatures rose above 30C but in Scotland, it soared to 32C setting a record for the hottest day in Scotland in 23 years.

This sort of heat sounds unbearable for us humans and animals alike but remarkably it was a living being that was suffering on Thursday but a building.

Glasgow Science Centre's "weatherproof" membrane on its roof just couldn't take the heat and literally began to melt.

Seeping black goo from its tiles, the scene looked like something from a sci-fi horror film and quickly went viral.

Fortunately, there didn't seem to be any danger of the building completely collapsing on itself. Sharon Lyons of the Glasgow Science Centre is quoted by BBC News as saying:

As Scotland enjoys 'taps aff' weather, the weatherproof membrane from our roof is quite literally melting.

The structural integrity of the roof is completely sound, but we are left with a bit of an unsightly black goo on the roof.

When we return to typical Glasgow colder climes, we shall set about cleaning it.

So much for that 'weatherproof' roof then!


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