residents warned as heatwave continues
residents have been warned to take care of themselves and to check
on vulnerable people during this week's heatwave.
reached 30.6°C (87.08°F) on Tuesday in the Burnham-On-Sea,
and the heatwave is due to continue until Thursday, says the Met
Health England South West is urging people to take care by staying
cool, drinking plenty of water to maintain hydration, and avoiding
adds that some groups of people can be particularly vulnerable and
are at much greater risk of harm, especially those with underlying
heart and lung conditions, plus older people, babies and young children.
Angie Bone, Head of Public Health England's Extreme Events team,
said: "Spells of hot weather like this are enjoyed by many
of us, but they can make a very real impact on some peoples
why its so important we all keep an eye on those likely to
be most at risk, people with underlying heart and lung conditions,
older people and those with younger children."
people in these groups may not be able to take steps to keep themselves
cooler so if youre able, ask your friends, family and
neighbours if they need any support."
levels of UV are also being recorded in the UK at the moment
with the strength of the UV in some spots being as high as that
measured in Cyprus and Gibraltar.
has prompted further PHE warnings that people should take extra
care in the sun at the moment and should keep an eye on PHEs
Met Offices Chief Meteorologist Dan Suri added: "High
pressure is dominating our weather, bringing warm and humid air
from the tropical Atlantic resulting in these high temperatures
and sunny conditions."
hot and sometimes humid conditions will continue well into the middle
of the week when conditions will start to turn more unsettled in
some areas before fresher conditions finally start to move across
the country from the north and west later this week."