comes the sun! 80°F heatwave arrives in Burnham-On-Sea
Burnham-On-Sea area looks set to see some of its hottest days
of the year this week when a heatwave arrives.
Met Office says thermometers could today (Tuesday) reach 27C (80.6F)
- which is far hotter than the local average of 20.9C (67F) at
this time of the year.
Met Office is forecasting heatwave conditions, and has declared
a level 2 heat health alert.
warning is triggered when the Met Office forecasts there is a
60 per cent or higher chance of temperatures being high enough
for two days to have a significant effect on health.
hot weather for the Burnham area is likely to continue into the
weekend, while thunderstorms are also possible.
Grant, Director of Public Health at Somerset County Council, said:
"While many of us look forward to warm summer weather, heatwaves
do come with a health warning."
health effects of intense heat can come on very quickly. So please
enjoy the sunshine, but do so safely, and keep an eye on anyone
you know who might be struggling to cope. Make sure they are keeping
their home cool, drinking plenty of water and not doing any strenuous
activity, particularly avoiding the sun during the hottest part
of the day."