The UK Meteorological Institute now warns of dangers to life and health as early as next week.
Met Office, airing Friday red hazard warning for Monday and Tuesday. This is the first time such a notification has been sent in the UK.
“Incredible, perhaps record highs, temperatures are likely Monday and Tuesday. Nights also tend to be very hot in the UK, especially in urban areas. This may have far-reaching consequences for people and infrastructure.” writes MetOffice.
They also wrote that temperatures are expected to drop again starting Wednesday.
A red warning stands for “severe or prolonged heat wave” in which illness and death can occur among people who are healthy and in good condition. People were asked to watch for signs of heat-related illness.
He UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) which determines the level and what is required. Red, which is level 4, is considered a “national emergency”.
Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge described the situation:
– Potentially very serious.
They expect to obey Sky News there is a high risk that heat-sensitive equipment may fail, causing local power loss or access to, for example, water or cell phone coverage.
– Very warm
Most of the country, the entire London area, the Midlands and as far north as Manchester and York, get up to 40 degrees on Monday and Tuesday.
– It’s so hot. Such temperatures may be manageable on holidays, but in everyday life they can have serious consequences for health, and will likely have consequences for transportation and power supplies as well, he said. BBChost Matt Taylor.
based on Sky News Meteorologists say there is an 80 percent chance that temperatures will beat Britain’s record heat of 38.7 degrees, measured in Cambridge in July 2019.
There should be a 50 per cent chance that temperatures will hit 40 degrees somewhere in the UK, according to the Met Office.
The whole country has a yellow warning, which implies a possible heat wave and that people should be vigilant and take action.
Seven of the country’s ten hottest days have been measured since 2003. In the summer of 2020, there were 2,500 heat-related deaths in the UK, according to the BBC.
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