Met Office issues urgent 96-hour yellow health alert as UK hit by 29C heat | Weather | News


The heat alerts will be in force for every region of England except the north east, which is covered by a green alert, from Monday, June 24, affecting eight areas from early morning.

Yellow warnings, jointly issued with the Met Office, indicate that while the heat is „unlikely to impact most people“, those with multiple health conditions and on medication may find it difficult to cope.

The warnings suggest that action might be needed „within the health and social care sector specifically“ and urge people to take extra precautions to avoid the worst of the heat.

Dan Rudman, Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist said: “Heatwave conditions need to remain in situ for three consecutive days, and by the beginning to middle of next week it is possible that some parts of the UK could be reaching heatwave thresholds.

“However, whether or not everyone experiences heatwave thresholds, the majority of the UK will experience the highest temperatures so far this year.“

Yellow warnings are the second-lowest on the UKHSA’s scale, above green „summer preparedness“ alerts, and one step below the second-highest „enhanced response“ amber alert.

Ahead of the dramatic change in weather, the RNLI has warned those entering the water to take extra caution. National Water Safety Partner at the RNLI Samatha Hughes explained: “Entering the water during warm weather can increase the risk of cold water shock due to the sudden changes in skin temperatures. Enter the water gradually and avoid jumping or diving straight in to reduce your risk of cold-water shock.”



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