Level 3 - Heatwave Action
There is a 90 % probability of Heat-Health Alert criteria being met between 0000 on Tuesday 20 July and 0900 on Thursday 22 July in parts of England.
The Met Office has just increased the heat health alert for the East Midlands from Level 2 to Level 3 from 0000 tomorrow (Tuesday) until 0900 on Thursday: MET OFFICE
The settled period of weather is expected to continue through much of the coming week. Temperatures will start very warm or locally hot for many southern, central, and eastern areas, but as the week progresses, the focus of the higher temperatures is likely to move to more north-western areas. The south of the northwest region could start to see close to threshold values by Thursday, with most other parts away from the northeast continuing to see very warm temperatures but lower than of late. Current indications are then for temperatures falling below trigger criteria into the weekend as cloud and thundery rain spreads north.
The key advice is:
- Look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions.
- Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors.
- Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol, dress appropriately for the weather and slow down when it is hot.
- Advice on how to reduce the risk can be obtained from the Heatwave Plan for England page, from your doctor or local chemist, or ring NHS 111.
Posted: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 12:21 by Rebecca