Met Office issues first red warning against extreme heat


The Met Office issued a red warning for the first time against extreme heat because it warned of “potentially very serious situations” that could be life-threatening in parts of the United Kingdom.

During an ongoing heat wave set to peak on Tuesday, the Met Office said mercury could exceed the UK’s record temperature of 38.7C (101.7F) set in Cambridge in 2019. There are 80% and 50% said that temperatures could reach 40 degrees Celsius somewhere in the UK.

The first type of red warning issued so far covers the region from London to Manchester to the Valley of York, said Grahame Madge, a spokesman for the Met Office. It’s a very serious situation, “he added.

In a gloomy video shared online, Penelope Endersby, CEO of the Met Office, said:

“Consider avoiding the sun, keeping your home cool, and adjusting your warning period plans,” she said.

“National emergency”

The UK Health Security Agency has raised the fever health warning from level 3 to level 4. This shows that the situation corresponds to a “national emergency.”

Level 4 was reached: “If the heat wave is very serious and / or its effects spread outside the health and social care system … at this level, with healthy people as well as high-risk groups. Illness and death can occur among healthy people, “he said.

Professor Chris Whitty, Britain’s Chief Health Officer, asked people on Twitter to take care of each other.

He states: “Remember the signs of heat stroke and heat stroke, especially for the elderly and medically vulnerable people. Early intervention to cool and hydrate people can save lives.”

“Next week, some parts of the network may need rail speed limits to manage hot weather and avoid potential damage,” said a number 10 spokesman.

Network Rail warns people to travel only when absolutely necessary in the high temperature forecasts on Monday and Tuesday.

Drivers, on the other hand, are advised to travel outside of the hottest hours of the day, especially if they have an old car.

Tim Doran of the RNLI Water Safety Team said the service anticipates a “busy weekend” for lifeboat crews and lookouts.

“If you’re planning on going to the beach, it’s a good idea to visit a life-saving beach and swim between the red and yellow flags,” he said.

PA Media contributed to this report.

Alexander Chan