UK heatwave: Four-day extreme heat warning comes into effect

Health / Thu 11th Aug 2022 at 09:44am

AN amber extreme heat warning has come into force, with temperatures forecast to hit 37C (99F) in some parts of the UK over the next four days reports the BBC.

The Met Office alert for southern and central England and parts of Wales runs from midnight on Thursday until Sunday.

It has also issued its highest alert for fire severity over the weekend, warning there is an “exceptional” risk of blazes spreading in many places.

The heatwave will likely affect health, transport and working conditions.

There is also an increased risk of water safety incidents, the Met Office warned.

While the record-breaking temperatures seen in July, when the mercury topped 40C (104F) for the first time, are not expected this week, the heat in some areas could get close to local or regional records.

“Temperatures won’t be as high. But the big difference with this current heatwave is that it’s much more prolonged,” said Matt Taylor, a BBC Weather forecaster. 

“We’ve already seen temperatures above 30C every day this week – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – and that will continue until Sunday.”

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3 Comments for UK heatwave: Four-day extreme heat warning comes into effect:

2022-08-11 10:33:21

I think you should water your lawn In the hot weather as the fire risk is the most important thing. Also remember Smokey Bear says “ only you can prevent wild fires”. Really there should be a open fire ban instead of hose pipe ban. We seem to do things backward over hear.

UK moaning again
2022-08-11 14:26:01

Your harlow it's ( SUMMER ) It gets hot in the summer.. Why you acting like this is a BIG DEAL? Maybe you need to grow up your harlow and get used to the ( SUMMER )

2022-08-12 12:04:51

Affinity water are not fit for purpose. They have been aware of a water leak in Roydon for over two weeks but have negilently failed to repair it , meanwhile hundreds of litres of water are running down the road.

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