Published on : Wednesday, June 15, 2022
UK will suffer from week-long heatwave and the temperature can reach to 33 degree Celsius. This heat health alert has been issued for parts of England, as the UK gets set for its hottest days of the year so far.
The temperatures are forecast to reach 33C (91.4F) in parts of the south-east of England on Friday as hot air spreads up from Spain, Portugal and north Africa.
The UK Health Security Agency issued a level two alert for southern and central England – the first this year.
It means high temperatures could affect the public’s health. The Met Office has already warned sunbathers to “avoid overdoing it” and stay out of the sun in the midday hours.
Met Office’s Alex Deakin said that it is the first hot spell of weather of the year for some parts of the country.
He said temperatures will be “ticking up day on day” from Wednesday, with highs of 28C (82.4F) expected across the South East – although just 15C (59F) across the far north-west of the UK.
The peak of the temperatures is set to be Friday, when the South East could see up to 33C (91.4F) around north London and Cambridge, accompanied by high UV levels and high pollen levels. In the east of Scotland, temperatures could hit the mid-20s. But temperatures would need to beat 35.6C (96.1F) to break the record for the UK’s hottest June day, which was recorded in Southampton in 1976.
It comes as parts of Europe are also experiencing extreme heat – with Spain in the grip of a heat-wave as temperatures top 40C, and the hot weather set to spread to parts of southern France from Tuesday. The level two heat health alert – issued by the UK Health Security Agency – is the first one of this year. They are issued to help people, including health workers, prepare for conditions potentially posing a threat to health.
The alert comes into force from 00:01 BST on Friday to 00:01 on Sunday, and covers the East Midlands, East of England, London, South East and South West regions.
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