Heat health alert issued for six regions in England this weekend | UK News


Temperatures are expected to soar this weekend (Picture: Amer Ghazzal/Shutterstock)

This weekend will be the hottest of the year, with a heat health alert in place, the Met Office has said.

Six regions included in the yellow alert are, London, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, South East, South West.

The alert – issued by the UK Health Security Agency and the Met Office – is in place from 9am on Friday to 9am on Monday.

Temperatures are set to increase on Thursday and Friday before potentially hitting 29C (84.2F) on Saturday ahead of the arrival of thundery conditions, the Met Office has said.

In some areas, it will not get below 15C (59F) or 16C (60.8F), compared to about 3C (37.4) at the start of the week.

It will reach around 29C on Friday in parts of London (Picture: Getty)
Sunbathers will be looking forward to the hot weather (Picture: Amer Ghazzal/Shutterstock)

Forecasters expect the highest temperatures on Saturday to be in north of London.

On Thursday, Storm Oscar will drive a warm plume of air toward the UK, causing temperatures to rise with southwest England and southwest Wales expected to enjoy the hottest weather.

On Friday, it will continue to get warmer but alongside a bigger risk of showers across southwest England.

The warmest temperature expected on Friday is 26C or 27C, most likely in central and southern England.

Dr Agostinho Sousa, of the UKHSA, said: ‘In the coming days we are likely to experience our first sustained period of hot weather of the year so far, so it’s important that everyone ensures they keep hydrated and cool while enjoying the sun.

The weather warning is in place all weekend(Picture: Amer Ghazzal/Shutterstock)

‘Forecasted temperatures this week will primarily impact those over the age of 65 or those with pre-existing health conditions such as respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

‘If you have friends, family or neighbours who you know are more vulnerable to the effects of hot weather, it is important you check in on them and ensure they are aware of the forecasts and are following the necessary advice.’

The hottest temperature in the UK so far this year was 25.1C (77.2F) in Porthmadog, Wales, on 30 May.

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