Met Office extends heatwave warning as record 38.5C looms

Marsha Scott
July 26, 2018

An amber "heat health watch" warning remains in place for parts of England, with people being warned to try to stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm.

An amber "heat health watch" warning has been issued for parts of England.

"Whilst many places will remain dry and hot, the thunderstorms on Friday could lead to torrential downpours in places with as much as 30mm of rainfall in an hour and 60mm in three hours".

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Yorkshire and the Humber, as thunderstorms are expected to hit between 2pm and 11.45pm on Friday July 27.

She said the climbing temperatures are due to warm air coming up from France combined with high pressure across the country.

It's not just the United Kingdom that has been treated to some record breaking temperatures this summer.

It could get hotter, as the Met Office warns of temperatures peaking on Thursday and Friday - potentially hitting the mid-30s.

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The heatwave baking Britain comes as extreme hot weather grips northern Europe. More than 22,000 have been admitted to hospital with heat stroke.

The Royal College of Nursing raised concerns that some nurses are unable to keep properly hydrated during their shifts as they are not allowed to take water bottles on to wards.

Ladbrokes spokesperson Alex Apati said: "The sun just won't go away and the odds suggest we'll see record-breaking temperatures over the next few weeks".

There is also a 30% chance that the record for the hottest July day of 36.7C (98F), recorded at Heathrow in 2015, could be broken.

Although there is no official definition of a "heatwave" in the United Kingdom, the term can be used to describe an extended period of hot weather relative to the expected conditions of the area at that time of year.

As temperatures soar above 30C for the third consecutive day, the Met Office has extended the heatwave alert for another 24-hours into the weekend.

Stott added that the chances of having so many heatwaves across the globe this summer "must be really low" without climate change.

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