UK: 760 dead in heatwave – Heat-Health Watch Level 3 – Amber – 180713 1045z

Weather Warning

Thursday 18th July 2013

HEAT-HEALTH WATCH

LEVEL 3 – AMBER

There is a 90% probability of heatwave conditions between 0900 on Thursday and 2100 on Friday in southwest England, West Midlands, London and southeast England.

Southwest England and the West Midlands have been elevated from level 2 to level 3. Southeast England and London remain at level 3.

East Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber and East of England remain at level 2. Northeast England and northwest England remain at level 1.

An update will be issued when the alert level changes in any region.

END

The very young, the elderly and the seriously ill are the groups who are particularly at risk of health problems when the weather is very hot. In particular, very hot weather can make heart and breathing problems worse.

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/summerhealth/pages/heatwave.aspx

This video suggests precautions you can take so we all can enjoy the summer weekend.

Update:

Heatwave warning extended across England as up to 760 deaths linked to hightemperatures

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