Met Office’s grim ‘check on nan’ weather warning ahead of ‘Level 2’ 34C scorcher
The Met Office has issued a rather grim warning about this weekend's incredibly hot weather.
The UK is going to be hotter than Jamaica, with certain parts hitting around 30c, leaving officials advising that everyone should check on those who are “most vulnerable”, such as grandparents.
Some areas could even hit 34c, which could smash temperature records for this time of year.
A level two heat-health alert has been issued by the organisation for most of southern and central England, with a level one alert for the north of England.
Agostinho Sousa, Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection at the UK Health Security Agency, said: “Temperatures are forecast to reach 30C in some parts of the south on Friday and we want everyone to enjoy the hot weather safely when it arrives and be aware of good health advice for coping with warmer conditions.
“During periods of hot weather it is especially important to keep checking on those who are most vulnerable, such as older people and those with heart or lung conditions. Make sure to look out for signs of heat exhaustion and follow our simple health advice to beat the heat.”
And Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Dan Rudman said: “This is the first spell of hot weather this year and it is unusual for temperature to exceed these values in June. Many areas will also see some warm nights with minimum temperatures expected to be in the high teens or even low 20cs for some overnight.”
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However, it might be worth embracing the warm weather while it's here, as the typically miserable British weather will return next week with cooler air pushing across the country from the north west.
Britain's highest recorded temperature for June came on the 28th of the month at Southampton Mayflower Park in 1976 when the mercury hit a scorching 35.6C
The average June temperature for the UK is usually around 18C but the unusually warm weekend weather could see the risk of drought increase.
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An Environment Agency spokesman said: “There is a low-risk of drought for public water supplies this summer.
“However, further hot, dry weather could put pressure on some areas.
“Dry weather this spring has led to receding river flows and reservoir levels across central and south western England in particular.
“Early June rainfall has offered some relief with river flows improving compared to the end of May, however a third of river flows remain below normal for the time of year.”
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