Yellow Heat Health Alert Issued for England Amid Rising Temperatures

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Yellow Heat Health Alert Issued for England Amid Rising Temperatures

A yellow heat health alert has been issued for most of England as temperatures are set to soar, with some areas expected to reach 30°C (86°F). The alert, jointly issued by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the Met Office, aims to raise awareness of potential impacts on healthcare services during the upcoming mini-heatwave.

Yellow Heat Health Alert Issued For England Amid Rising Temperatures

Key Points:

• The alert covers all regions except one and is in effect from Monday morning until late Thursday afternoon.

• Temperatures are predicted to spike, with many places experiencing mid-20s°C (77°F) and some reaching 30°C.

• The East Midlands, East of England, East Anglia, and the South East face significant impacts on health and social care due to high temperatures.

• Vulnerable individuals, particularly those aged 65 and older or with health conditions, may be at risk.

• The North West, North East, West of England, South West, and London also face increased mortality risk and indoor heat concerns.

• The heat health alert system uses colors: green (no alert), yellow (response required), amber (enhanced response), and red (emergency response).

While this hot spell breaks the rainy spring pattern, it’s expected to be short-lived. Showers, thunderstorms, and persistent rain will follow as the Atlantic-influenced wet weather returns.

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