Heatwave warning amid 30C temperatures as southern Britain sizzles in UK weather divide

first_imgThe heat has prompted PHE to urge people to take extra care during the hot days and warm nights.Public health medicine consultant, Dr Thom Waite said: “Now the heatwave has arrived, people will likely be out and about more enjoying the summer sun.”That’s why it’s really important to remember that there are some people whose health suffers in hot weather.”Older people, those with underlying health conditions and young children may all feel the ill-effects of heat over the coming days.”We’re urging everyone to keep an eye on those you know who may be at-risk this summer. If you’re able, ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any help.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Following heavy rain in North Yorkshire, water was sent gushing out onto nearby roads from White Scar Caves in Ingleton, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.Video footage from the scene shows cars driving slowly through deep flood water coming from the attraction. Summer is making a reappearance for the south of England from Tuesday - while flooding will remain a risk in northern areas   A level two alert has been issued for London and the South East – meaning there is a 60 per cent chance the maximum threshold temperatures of 32C (89.6F) and 31C (87.8F) respectively could be met.Met Office meteorologist, Emma Sharples, said the temperatures are expected to be the highest in East Anglia and down to London – reaching up to 30C.Caused by “warm air pushing up from the continent”, the alerts cover from 12pm on Tuesday – where temperatures hit 29.7C (85.5F) in St James Park and 30C in Gravesend, Kent – to 9am on Friday. Summer is making a reappearance for the south of England from Tuesday – while flooding will remain a risk in northern areas  Credit:Daniel Leal-Olivas/Ben Birchall/PAcenter_img Britons have been urged to take extra care in the rising temperatures as a heatwave causes parts of the country to sizzle.With the mercury expected to hit 30C (86F) on Wednesday, Public Health England (PHE) has warned the most vulnerable, including older people, young children and babies, could be at risk.It comes as the Met Office issued a level three heatwave action alert for eastern England – triggered when threshold temperatures have been reached for one day and the night.The alert means there is a 90 per cent chance the maximum threshold temperature for the region, 30C in the East, will also be met the following day.However, a north-south divide means temperatures in northern cities will only reach the low 20s – with up to 21C expected in Edinburgh on Thursday and 20C in Belfast on Wednesday. It’s reached 30 °C at Gravesend! Satellite image shows quite a contrast in the weather today ☀️☁ pic.twitter.com/sjph9nf1Su— Met Office (@metoffice) August 23, 2016 Dr Waite said the hot weather can “put extra strain on bodies” and urged people to “stay hydrated” during the hot spell.Top PHE tips to keep cool include closing curtains, keeping out of the sun between 11am to 3pm, wearing loose fitting cotton clothes and applying suncream.As well as looking out for others during the heatwave, the body advised to not leave anyone or animals in a closed, parked vehicle. Ms Sharples said humid nights can also be expected – with London and the South East unlikely to drop below 20C (68F) on Tuesday and Wednesday.”As we head through this evening (Tuesday) and overnight the band of cloud in the north starts to spread its way further south and east,” said added.”There won’t be much rain left in it by the time it gets further south but it does mean the area of the country that will see cloud is bigger.”Parts of northern and central England, Wales – will be a lot cloudier, and as a result a bit cooler with temperatures in the low 20s (on Wednesday).”Whereas East Anglia and the south east again look like having a largely sunny day and quite warm again so we will be looking at similar temperatures.”last_img read more

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