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Hot weather: Amber heat warning in place in Harlow as country braces for record temperatures

News / Sun 17th Jul 2022 am31 07:18am

AN amber warning for extreme heat has begun for England and parts of Wales as the UK braces for record temperatures reports the BBC.

The Met Office warning will extend to southern Scotland from Monday until Tuesday, when England’s alert will rise to red for the first time. 

Transport for London has warned passengers in the capital to avoid all but essential travel on these days. 

A national emergency has been declared, with temperatures possibly reaching 41C (106F).

That would be the highest temperature ever recorded in the UK – above the current high of 38.7C set in Cambridge in 2019.

The amber warning means health problems are more likely for some; substantial changes are required to work and routines; water safety incidents could increase as people head to the coast, lakes and rivers; and transport delays are possible, with worries for those caught up in them.

Extra measures are being put in place by the government – more ambulance call handlers and extra capacity for the 111 helpline are planned for Monday and Tuesday.

People have been asked to look out for vulnerable relatives and neighbourswho may be suffering in the heat.

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2 Comments for Hot weather: Amber heat warning in place in Harlow as country braces for record temperatures:

Rasp
2022-07-17 22:12:48

Keep safe everyone.

A Fisher
2022-07-18 15:38:49

Just walked back from picking grandkids up from school, see that some horses on Latton common are still out in this heat, no shade , they need shade and water

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