day of the year in Burnham as heatwave warning is issued
Met Office has issued a 'heatwave health watch warning' to Burnham-On-Sea
residents as the hot spell of weather continues.
comes after temperatures in Burnham reached a record for the year
on Thursday (July 18th) of 30.1C at 5.42pm.
heatwave warning has been raised to "level three" by
the Met Office for the whole south-west of England.
warning alerts healthcare services to help those in high-risk
groups such as the elderly and young children.
Met Office says: "There will be a good deal of very warm,
locally hot, sunshine, during the next five days up to
and including Monday 21st July. The weather is expected to peak
on Friday and become less hot for the weekend and early
next week but still be warm."
is also a risk of heavy thundery showers late on Sunday, Sunday
night and early Monday.
Burnham-On-Sea residents have also this week been urged to keep
an eye out for elderly or frail people who may be struggling to
cope in the heatwave.
County Council is asking neighbours, friends and relatives to
keep an eye out for anyone who may need help maintaining their
health as the temperatures soar.
County Council's health and well-being cabinet member Christine
Lawrence, said: "Intense heat can be as perilous to health
as the cold, with the effects of dehydration or heatstroke being
severe and the symptoms often coming on very quickly."
sure someone is keeping their home cool, drinking plenty of water
and not having to do any strenuous activity in the heat will go
a long way to keeping them healthy."