July 15, 2024



Met Office issues first ever extreme heat warning for UK

The Guardian

The Met Office has issued its first ever extreme heat warning for the UK with temperatures possibly reaching 33C in western areas.

The amber warning is in place for much of Wales, all of south-west Englandand parts of southern and central England.

It also warned of increasing water safety concerns as six people died in incidents over the weekend.

“Many areas will continue to reach heatwave thresholds but the amber extreme heat warning focuses on western areas, where the most unusually high temperatures are likely to persist,” said the Met Office’s chief operational meteorologist, Steven Ramsdale.

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