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Yellow Heat Health Alerts Issued Across Most of England as Temperatures Soar

London, June 24, 2024, The Europe Today: Yellow heat health alerts have been issued for most of England this week, with daytime temperatures expected to reach 30°C (86°F). The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) announced that these alerts will remain in effect in eight regions until 17:00 on Thursday.

A yellow alert indicates that the weather conditions could pose a risk to vulnerable individuals. The UKHSA has warned that minor impacts are probable across the health and social care sector.

The next few days are forecasted to bring the highest temperatures of the summer so far, as warm air surges northwards across the UK. Scotland and Northern Ireland are expected to experience their warmest weather on Monday, with temperatures reaching highs of 24 to 26°C, and potentially even 27°C in eastern Scotland, before cloudier and cooler weather arrives from the west on Tuesday.

In contrast, the heat in England and Wales is anticipated to be more prolonged. Midweek temperatures are likely to reach 29 or 30°C in the South East, accompanied by strong sunshine. Some areas might meet the Met Office’s official heatwave criteria. Nights will also be warmer and more humid than usual.

Hay fever sufferers should be aware that pollen levels will be very high across most of the UK over the next few days.

The weather is expected to turn cooler and wetter during the latter part of the week, though there is considerable uncertainty about the timing of this change.