Temperatures are expected to rise to as high as 32C this weekend as people are urged to stay safe in the heat.
Forecasters believe Sunday could be the hottest day of the year – and it could be the hottest weekend so far.
A a health alert has been issued in England with high temperatures expected to be ‘widespread across most of Britain’ from the end of the week and throughout the weekend.
Saturday is expected to be very hot as the heat increases throughout the weekend with long stretches of sunshine for most of the UK.
And it will be “even hotter on Sunday”, with temperatures from York Valley to Cardiff and parts of East Anglia expected to be “well over 30”.
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“31C, 32C wouldn’t be out of the question either,” said Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern.
He said Sunday would be “a hot day, the hottest day of the year so far, the hottest weekend of the year so far.”
And long periods of sunshine could lead to a high risk of sunburn and pollen, the forecaster added.
Will Lang, Head of Civilian Contingencies at the Met Office, added: ‘In most parts of the UK we expect temperatures to rise, reaching heatwave thresholds in most of England over the weekend. -end.
“High temperatures will remain a feature of the forecast until Tuesday, when cooler conditions arrive, reducing heatwave levels.”
Public Health England has warned people to take extra care to stay cool and hydrated – and to support those who may be more vulnerable to the scorching heat.
The alert, which covers England – excluding parts of the North East, North West and London – is due to last until Tuesday.
PHE Scientific and Technical Director Dr Owen Landeg said that much of the advice on managing …
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This notice was published: 2021-07-16 06:29:00