Health agency issues new heat alert warning  

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Green areas throughout the nation have develop into tinder-dry whereas Odiham, a village in Hampshire, had no rain final month, in keeping with the Met Office…reports Asian Lite News

The UK Health Security Agency has issued a second warning of the summer as England has been positioned on a degree 3 heat health alert.

The alert comes as south-east England goes 144 days with little to no rain, the longest in half a century, in keeping with Met Office statistics. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-30s C for the period of the warning, from noon Tuesday to 6pm on Saturday 13 August.

While temperatures usually are not predicted to achieve these of the extent 4 alert issued final month, Dr Agostinho Sousa, head of utmost occasions and health safety on the UKHSA, warned: “Temperatures will feel very warm again this week, particularly in southern and central parts of the country.

“We want everyone to enjoy the warm weather safely when it arrives but remember that heat can have a fast impact on health. It’s important to ensure that people who are more vulnerable – elderly people who live alone and people with underlying health conditions – are prepared for coping during the hot weather.”

As England experiences its driest eight months from November to June since 1976, the warning comes with suggestions to keep away from barbecues attributable to dry circumstances and factors to a heightened danger of wildfires like these seen in last month’s heatwave.

Green areas throughout the nation have develop into tinder-dry whereas Odiham, a village in Hampshire, had no rain final month, in keeping with the Met Office. The Met Office has additionally recognized 10 places which have skilled lower than 250mm of rain since November 2021, and George Eustice, the surroundings secretary, has called for hosepipe bans to be introduced with some probably lasting till October within the worst-affected areas.

The 10 areas are Hartpury College, Gloucestershire; Bognor Regis, West Sussex; Wisley, Surrey; Wallingford, Oxfordshire; Botanic Garden, Cambridge; Shoeburyness, Essex; Manston, Kent; Writtle, Essex; Oxford; and Kew Gardens, London.

Currently, most of England is underneath a protracted dry climate standing and officers are anticipated to announce an official drought after a gathering happening between water corporations, authorities ministers and farmers this week.

The Met Office deputy chief meteorologist, Tony Wardle, mentioned: “Heatwave criteria look likely to be met for large areas of the UK later this week, with the hottest areas expected in central and southern England and Wales on Friday and Saturday.

“Coupled with the high daytime temperatures will be continued warm nights, with the mercury expected to drop to only around low 20s Celsius for some areas in the south.”

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