A Heatwave level 2 warning has been issued from 00:00 Friday 17th to 00:00 Sunday 19th June. This means that temperatures are likely to rise to levels that increase the risk of ill health among vulnerable people.
We know that death rates rise soon after temperature increases, with many deaths occurring in the first one to two days, so swift action is needed now.
The Met Office, in conjunction with UKHSA, is issuing the
following heatwave warning for our area:
“Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease. Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from the NHS website at https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/ NHS 111 or from your local chemist.”