Heatwave weather warning issued

PUBLISHED: 10:41 29 June 2015

A heatwave has been forecast for North Somerset.

A heatwave has been forecast for North Somerset.

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A HEATWAVE may hit Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset from tomorrow and Public Health England is warning people to be careful in the sun.

The Met Office is forecasting heatwave conditions, and has declared a level 2 heat health alert.

The warning is triggered when the Met Office forecasts there is a 60 per cent or higher chance of temperatures being high enough for two days to have a significant effect on health.

The hot weather is likely to continue into the weekend, while storms are also likely.

Dr Paul Cosford, director of health protection at Public Health England, said: “While many people enjoy hot weather, high temperatures can be dangerous, especially for people who may be particularly vulnerable such as older people, young children and those with serious illnesses.

“We want everyone to be able to enjoy the good weather safely.

“Older people and those with long-term illnesses are particularly vulnerable to the effects of very hot weather, so it’s important to look out for them, help them stay hydrated with plenty of cool drinks, and keep indoor areas as cool as possible.

“Try to keep bedroom and living spaces cool, by closing the curtains on windows that receive the sun and opening your windows at cooler times of the day and overnight when you can.

“Turn off non-essential lights and electrical items as these generate heat.

“A trip to a park where there’s lots of shade or a public building that is air conditioned, may help offer some relief from the heat for vulnerable people.”

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