Heatwave expected in Plymouth this weekend, as temperatures soar

    The Met Office has issued an amber alert

    Hot weather and lengthy sunny spells are forecast for the South West this weekend (7-9 August). 

    It has prompted the Met Office to issue an Amber (Level 3) heatwave alert for the region. 

    It is currently in place until 9pm on Tuesday (11 August). 

    Temperatures in Plymouth are expected to peak at 25 Celsius. Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri, said:

    "Friday is likely to be the hottest day with temperatures of 36 to 37 Celsius in parts of east and southeast England. Temperatures could reach similar levels on Saturday.

    Along with hot weather by day, it will stay warm and humid overnight with temperatures remaining in the high teens and low 20s Celsius."

     

     

    Public Health England has issued advice for staying safe during the hot weather. 

    Ishani Kar-Purkayastha, Consultant in Public Health at Public Health England, said:

    "Many of us welcome warmer weather, but some people may find it more difficult to cope. People recovering from COVID-19 at home, those who are self-isolating, older people and people with underlying health conditions are all more vulnerable during hot weather.

    "This summer, many of us are spending more time at home due to COVID-19. A lot of homes can overheat, so it’s important we continue to check on older people and those with underlying health conditions, particularly if they’re living alone and may be socially isolated.

    "If you need to provide care to someone at risk from hot weather, follow government guidance on how to do this safely. The most important advice is to ensure they stay hydrated, keep cool and know how to keep their homes cool."

     

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