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Level 3 – Heatwave Health Alert

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The Met Office has issued a Level 3 – Heatwave Action Heat Health Alert.

There is a 90 % probability of Heat-Health Alert criteria being met between 1200 on Tuesday 09 Aug and 1800 on Saturday 13 Aug in parts of England.

’High pressure dominating this week, with fine and dry conditions across most of the country, prolonged sunny spells and light to moderate breezes. Temperatures rising from warm or very warm to locally hot in most regions, with a focus of the warmest weather in central-southern England. Headline max temperatures reaching mid 30's by Friday.’

View the full warning at the Met Office Heat Health Watch site.

What are the potential impacts?

The very young, the elderly and people with pre-existing medical conditions are the groups who are particularly at risk of health problems when the weather is very hot.  

Further information and advice can be found on the WSCC website 

For advice re animals during a heatwave here is a link to the RSPCA Animal Welfare Advice - Summer