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Level three heat alert triggered in East and South of England

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People are being encouraged to look out for the vulnerable and elderly as temperatures are predicted to hit highs of 33C (91F) in parts of the UK and alerts will remain in place until Friday 15 July – with a 90% probability of heat-health criteria being met during these dates.

In particular, the east and south of England will see an amber level three alert, with the rest of England on a level two alert.

The alert is triggered when the Met Office forecasts that threshold temperatures for one or more regions are likely to be reached for two days and include warm overnight temperatures. This forecast alerts social and healthcare services to target specific actions at high-risk groups.

Health Advice: Look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions. Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors. Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol, dress appropriately for the weather and slow down when it is hot.
Advice on how to reduce the risk can be obtained from the Heatwave Plan for England page, from your doctor or local chemist, or ring NHS 111.
For the latest Met Office information please see: Heat Health - Met Office.