Heatwave warning extended across England as up to 760 deaths linked to high temperatures

Metro

The Met Office has issued a ‘level three’ heat warning for the south-west of England and the West Midlands with a 90 per cent chance of heatwave conditions continuing until 9pm this evening.

It is the second warning level increase issued in the last two days as scorching temperatures in the south-east and London have also pushed up the heat alert to level three – just one away from the national emergency level four.

Millions of people are being urged to take extra care as the blistering temperatures could be dangerous for vulnerable people such as the very young and elderly, particularly those with chronic diseases.

Public Health England (PHE) officials have advised people to stay cool, drink lots of cold fluids and keep an eye on those they know to be at risk.

Dr Angie Bone, heatwave plan leader for PHE, said: ‘In this continued hot weather, it’s important…

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