The Met Office warns that British people expect the hottest day of the year

In parts of the UK, Monday could be the hottest day of the year so far, with even higher temperatures expected on weekends.

Thermal health alerts were issued Monday through July 15th, with extreme thermal alerts issued on July 17th in most of England and parts of Wales.

According to the Met Office, temperatures are expected to reach 33 degrees Celsius in some areas on Monday afternoon, with temperatures rising during heat waves in central, southern and eastern England.

It could be the hottest day ever, and this year’s UK record is currently at 32.7 ° C. Recorded at Heathrow on June 17th.

The UK Meteorological Agency and the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) have leveled the Southwest, East Midlands, West Midlands, Northwest, Yorkshire, and Hamburg regions from 9 am Monday to 9 am July. Issued 2 thermal health alerts. 15.15.

Alert levels were raised to 3 on Monday in the East, Southeast, and London regions of England, where Level 2 alerts began on July 6.

Dr. Agostinho Sousa, Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection at UKHSA, urged the British to maintain hydration and find shade between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Warm climates are expected to continue most often throughout the week in the late twenties, until weekends when mercury can rise to 31 ° C again in places such as London, Reading and Oxford.

The British Meteorological Agency issued a warning of extreme amber heat on July 17, stating that on Monday the temperature in the southeast could exceed 35 degrees Celsius and the temperature in the warning area could exceed 32 degrees Celsius.

He said these high temperatures could spread early next week and that an extension of the warning would be considered in the coming days.

This means that parts of the country will be hotter than the world’s top beach destinations, such as Spain’s Maldives and Marbella.

Weather forecast models, although unlikely, suggest that temperatures could reach 40 degrees Celsius in the UK next weekend. This will break the current UK temperature record of 38.7 degrees Celsius set in Cambridge in July 2019.

However, a spokeswoman for the Met Office said he took computer modeling into account when making predictions and believed that the warmest weather would not reach 40 degrees Celsius.

The Municipal Association, which represents the Council of England and Wales, encourages people to enjoy sunbathing safely and check for potentially vulnerable people, such as the elderly and those with heart and respiratory problems. doing.

Water companies, meanwhile, are urging people not to waste water during this week’s heat wave, as they cannot process water fast enough to keep up with demand.

PA Media contributed to this report.

Lily Chow


Lily Zhou is a freelance writer who mainly covers the British news of The Epoch Times.